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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nonproliferation Research Analyst in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311955

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: Global Security Technology & Policy

Job Description

PNNL’s National Security Directorate (NSD) provides tools, technologies, and training to prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction WMD by helping the United States secure sources and borders. Experts in NSD directly support many of the Department of Energy (DOE) and other government departments’ critical national security operations, including safeguards and security, cyber security, emergency response, and counterintelligence. Within NSD, experts in the Operational Systems & Technology group address many of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) critical national security operations providing innovative concepts that integrate policy, analytics, science, and technology into unique solutions. Our collaborative environment and commitment to work/life balance makes PNNL an ideal place to advance your career, challenge yourself, and make a difference in the world.

Come join us at one of the Department of Energy’s premier national labs where we drive science and technology into innovative solutions for national security.

  • Provide technical expertise, analysis, and publishable products to advance the frontiers of science and address some of the most challenging problems in national security, energy, and the environment.

  • Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

  • Monitor internal and or external business challenges, sponsor and/or regulatory issues; recommend process or service improvements.

  • Utilize technical expertise in one or more scientific, engineering, or policy disciplines; determine significance and reliability of incoming information; integrate new information with current data.

  • Apply and interpret theories, principles, methods, tools, and technologies within an area of specialty.

  • Makes descisions that are guided by established policies, procedures, and techniques. May identify problems and bring to manager's attention.

  • Has knowledge of theory and general industry standards/practices in nonproliferation-related discipline or subject area.

  • Follows defined policies and procedures and uses analytic techniques to generate solutions to nonproliferation problems.

  • May work on discrete pieces of larger projects or simultaneously with different customers or on different projects. Works independently with oversight. Seeks out mentoring opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in at least one nonproliferation domain such as nuclear security, nuclear safeguards, radiological source security, export control compliance, strategic trade controls, border security, chemical and biological weapons security, and arms control.

  • Has demonstrated professional experience applying domain knowledge to variety of projects or activities involving assessment of relevant policy or legal frameworks, development of instructional materials for adult audiences, and examination of emerging technologies on nonproliferation norms and practices.

  • Has demonstrated educational or professional experience applying quantitative and qualitative research and analysis techniques to inform policy with a particular focus on at least one of the aforementioned nonproliferation domains.

  • Familiarity with or experience working for federal organizations such as the Departments of Energy (DOE), Homeland Security (DHS), State (DOS), and Defense (DOD); the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

  • Has advanced certification or coursework in nonproliferation or national security topics.

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • Position may require domestic and international travel.

  • Position requires ability to obtain a clearance.

  • Interest in taking off-site positions in Washington, DC.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Global Security Tech & Policy

Opening Date: 2021-04-07

Closing Date: 2021-04-14