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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters Research Associate - Marine Renewable Energy in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312223

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Coastal Sciences

Group: Marine Energy

Job Description

The position will work primarily on projects associated with developing marine renewable energy projects for coastal communities and other small-scale markets, such as aquaculture, mariculture and ocean observing. The successful candidate will assist with synthesizing and interpreting scientific information on interdisciplinary projects, and may work across projects in ocean technology, community engagement, and coastal ecosystems. A strong background in engineering, marine science, or related fields is needed to advance ocean energy development in this emerging field.

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

  • Recent master’s degree in engineering or marine science

  • Familiarity with ocean technology, such as marine renewable energy or ocean observing technology

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team of scientists, engineers, and policy analysts

  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting, with experience working across marine science, mechanical engineering, and community engagement

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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Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Coastal Research

Opening Date: 2021-06-09

Closing Date: 2021-07-09