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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters RA - Visual Analytics Research RA in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310522

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group:Visual Analytics

Job Description

We're a team of visual analytics and human-computer interaction researchers who love making big, complex data useful through new computational methods, great visual design, compelling interaction, support for sound analytic techniques, innovative cognitive modeling, novel human-machine teaming, and solid engineering. We develop new ways for people to benefit from data and care deeply about the intersection between human and computer to solve problems in new ways. We work with partners across PNNL to create solutions for our customers' hardest analysis challenges.

This position is for an early career researcher who is passionate about innovating at the intersections of visualization, HCI, and machine learning. The researcher will contribute to teams that develop innovative visual analytics prototypes that address challenges across a wide set of national security application domains. The researcher is encouraged to interact with the international visualization community, publishing in and attending conferences including but not limited to IEEE VIS, ACM CHI, ACM IUI.

The researcher is expected to work side-by-side with other scientists and engineers to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions to address complex scientific challenges affecting areas such as energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.

  • Establishing a local reputation with specialization in at least one S&E domain.

  • Selects and develops technical approaches on assignments with occasional oversight.

  • Beginning to establish a leadership role in professional community including professional societies, other laboratories, academia, and industry.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skilled professional who applies a broad basis of existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field.

  • Technical expert who selects and widely applies principles, theories and concepts in a major field of specialization.

  • In-depth knowledge in areas such as text analysis, network analysis & visualization, data science, machine learning, and optimization is highly desirable.

  • Experience with user experience design and evaluation methodologies (e.g, design of experiments, empirical studies, qualitative studies, statistical analysis).

Preferred Education

  • Preferred academic coursework the disciplines of computer science, human computer interaction, visual analytics, human factors engineering, or related disciplines.

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: National Security

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Visual Analytics

Opening Date: 2020-06-29

Closing Date: 2020-07-30