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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Electronics in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310335

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Hydrology

Job Description

The candidate for this position will actively participate in interdisciplinary projects to study the environmental impact of renewable energy systems such as conventional hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic energy, and wind power. The primary scope of this position is to develop low power circuit designs for state-of-the-art autonomous sensor platforms and miniature transmitters that can be used to detect and track aquatic animals and small wildlife.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or a related field within the last five years.

The candidate must have hands-on experience with analog electronics design, circuit simulations, and test equipment. The candidate must have demonstrated commitment to data quality and accuracy and exhibit a strong work ethic and be self-motivated. The candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills as evidenced by scientific publication and conference presentations within the past five years. The successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to work well independently and in a multi-disciplinary team setting. Due to the challenging and innovative nature required for this position, experience with any of the following would be desirable:

• Flexible/stretchable electronics

• DC-DC converter circuits

• Circuit board development

• HDL coding (Verilog)

• System verification

• Software development (Matlab, C++)

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Hydrology

Opening Date: 2020-01-31

Closing Date: 2020-03-01