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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Cyber Security Researcher in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311870

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computational and Analytics

Group: Operations and Analysis

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is seeking a senior computer science researcher with a broad skill set to develop and teach graduate level cyber security courses, engage in cutting edge research, and help maintain an S&T innovation lab. The ideal candidate is an experienced computer scientist with great passion for innovation and cutting-edge technologies, who is both highly technical and creative. This position is located in Bethesda, MD. The incumbent is organizationally part of the Operations & Analysis Group. This Group is a part of the National Security Directorate and provides high quality technology and analysis products to the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies.

Responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Develop and teach course curriculum that meets learning objectives for graduate-level cyber security accredited courses

  • Build custom computer environments (hardware and software) to enable student and faculty research

  • Co-develop experiential exercises and demonstrations. Build proficiency with tools and data sets and collaborate with PNNL R&D developers to build demonstrations for sponsor engagements and classroom activities

  • Engage in computer science and/or cyber security research

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 7 years of experience, MS/MA with 5 years of experience, or PhD with 3 years of experience in computer science or closely related field

  • Relevant experience is defined as:

  • Demonstrated research skills and/or professional publications in the field of computer science

  • Expert level knowledge in computer science and cyber security, some experience with programming languages, and knowledge of network engineering

Work location is in Bethesda, MD .

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in computer science or related field

  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients and laboratory scientific staff and management.

  • This position requires an active DOD TS or DOE Q, and the ability to obtain an SCI.

  • Prior teaching experience

  • Experience working national security missions

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

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


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • 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. 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 for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain an SCI clearance. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, no dual citizenship, and have no foreign national immediate family members. Work location will be primarily in Bethesda, MD, with travel determined by project need. **Must meet minimum requirements to receive further consideration.

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

  • This position will require occasional work around electrical computer cabinets that may include installing computer, network, and other components.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Safeguards and Security

Group: Operations & Analysis

Opening Date: 2021-03-26

Closing Date: 2021-06-24