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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters Research Associate - Environmental Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310402

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Environmental Assessment and Engineering

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Environmental Assessment group is seeking a post-masters research associate supporting a variety of projects through collaboration with multidisciplinary environmental science and engineering teams. The successful candidate will have a combination of coursework, experience, and knowledge in applied environmental science and engineering with clearly demonstrated capabilities in designing and executing scope related to resource characterization and analysis; environmental engineering; contaminant fate and transport; and translation of laboratory and/or modeled simulations to fielded applications. A working familiarity with instrumentation/controls, light fabrication, and laboratory and field ready scientific equipment is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse set of research staff and project tasks, and possess the appropriate analytic, task management, and effective communication skills (both oral and written) to clearly define and articulate both objectives and outcomes of their research.

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

  • Master’s degree in an engineering discipline or physical sciences (e.g., geosciences)

  • Ability to contribute to the production of technical proposals, project reports, scientific and technical products, and journal papers.

  • Ability to develop and maintain internal and external scientific networks.

  • Ability to establish and maintain high technical quality in laboratory and field research and work products.

  • Ability to contribute to the development and growth of capabilities for project and technical teams.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively on diverse, multidisciplinary teams.

  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • Coursework or experience with hydrogeology, aquifer hydraulics (e.g., transmissivity, conductivity, etc.), and/or groundwater modeling.

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.

Other Information

Work scope will be conducted in PNNL facilities (office and laboratory) and may include field locations and travel as required.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Environ Assessment & Eng

Opening Date: 2020-01-31

Closing Date: 2020-02-20