Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters RA - Non-Proliferation and Arms Control in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307718

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: Global Security, Technology & Policy

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Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307718

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: Global Security, Technology & Policy

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Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking an ambitious, high caliber candidate for an assignment within the Global Security Technology & Policy group in the Operational Systems & Technology Division of the National Security Directorate.

Post Masters Research Associate position is currently available in the area of Global Security Technology & Policy, with an emphasis on Nonproliferation and Arms Control. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of technical and policy specialists, engineers and scientists who focus on Arms Control and Nonproliferation projects in support of federal sponsors and with international partners, to develop capabilities, analysis and best practices to support detection, chain of custody, monitoring and verification of nuclear and other weapons associated materials.

The successful candidate should have a technical background in disciplines such as radiation health physics, nuclear engineering and/or chemistry, as well as policy knowledge of nonproliferation arms control treaties and agreements such as START, New START and IAEA safeguards. The candidate will support project in areas such as international plutonium management and arms control verification.

Candidate will apply nuclear engineering and nuclear policy subject matter expertise to assist the project teams to develop testing and validate concepts, approaches and methodologies supporting programs with federal and international partners. Using expertise in nuclear engineering, the successful candidate will help demonstrate safety and security best practices as well as novel methods for verification of current and future treaties. Preference will be given to candidates with laboratory experience in disciplines such as nuclear engineering, robotics, radiation health physics and chemistry. The successful candidate will be required to work independently with supervision in a laboratory environment, write and contribute to research papers and reports, comply with laboratory safety and security requirements, appropriately protect sensitive and proprietary information, and collaborate with multidisciplinary colleagues ranging from project managers to peers to interns.

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Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking an ambitious, high caliber candidate for an assignment within the Global Security Technology & Policy group in the Operational Systems & Technology Division of the National Security Directorate.

Post Masters Research Associate position is currently available in the area of Global Security Technology & Policy, with an emphasis on Nonproliferation and Arms Control. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of technical and policy specialists, engineers and scientists who focus on Arms Control and Nonproliferation projects in support of federal sponsors and with international partners, to develop capabilities, analysis and best practices to support detection, chain of custody, monitoring and verification of nuclear and other weapons associated materials.

The successful candidate should have a technical background in disciplines such as radiation health physics, nuclear engineering and/or chemistry, as well as policy knowledge of nonproliferation arms control treaties and agreements such as START, New START and IAEA safeguards. The candidate will support project in areas such as international plutonium management and arms control verification.

Candidate will apply nuclear engineering and nuclear policy subject matter expertise to assist the project teams to develop testing and validate concepts, approaches and methodologies supporting programs with federal and international partners. Using expertise in nuclear engineering, the successful candidate will help demonstrate safety and security best practices as well as novel methods for verification of current and future treaties. Preference will be given to candidates with laboratory experience in disciplines such as nuclear engineering, robotics, radiation health physics and chemistry. The successful candidate will be required to work independently with supervision in a laboratory environment, write and contribute to research papers and reports, comply with laboratory safety and security requirements, appropriately protect sensitive and proprietary information, and collaborate with multidisciplinary colleagues ranging from project managers to peers to interns.

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.

U.S. citizenship required.

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.

U.S. citizenship required.

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Preferred Qualifications

• Education or experience in political science, international relations or disciplines related to security policy studies

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team

• Commitment to U.S. national security missions

Preferred Education/Credential:

• Laboratory research experience in a technical discipline such as nuclear engineering, radiation health physics, chemistry or robotics preferred.

• Experience in statistical methods and approaches in developing and interpreting data and experience, preferred.

• Master's degree in nuclear engineering, radiation health physics or related discipline

• 3.5 GPA or higher preferred.

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Preferred Qualifications

• Education or experience in political science, international relations or disciplines related to security policy studies

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team

• Commitment to U.S. national security missions

Preferred Education/Credential:

• Laboratory research experience in a technical discipline such as nuclear engineering, radiation health physics, chemistry or robotics preferred.

• Experience in statistical methods and approaches in developing and interpreting data and experience, preferred.

• Master's degree in nuclear engineering, radiation health physics or related discipline

• 3.5 GPA or higher preferred.

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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 jobs.pnnl.gov.

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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 jobs.pnnl.gov.

.Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Global Security Tech & Policy

Opening Date: 2018-05-09

Closing Date: 2018-05-24