Water and Power Systems Postdoctoral Research Associate

Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Idaho Falls, ID, USA 🇺🇸

DESCRIPTION

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world’s energy future and secure our nation’s critical infrastructure.


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Position Description

The Power and Energy Systems Department within the Energy and Environment Science & Technology (EES&T) Directorate at Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with a background in water systems to advance water and power systems research. This postdoctoral position will cultivate a cross-cutting breadth of perspective in addition to depth of technical expertise in a few specific activity focus areas. The specific water systems to be investigated include hydropower, irrigation, and municipal water supply and treatment. Activities within the researcher’s portfolio may include topics such as water inflow forecasting for hydropower and multi-sectoral uses, water resource characterization for water conveyance, and integrated water-power system resilience evaluation. These are broad, multi-disciplinary concepts that will benefit from a self-motivated researcher excited about contributing to diverse teams and performing stakeholder outreach as part of their postdoctoral position.

EES&T’s role and mission is to develop and advance clean, smart and secure energy systems essential to national security, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability. It embodies science and engineering functions that contribute enabling technologies for today’s national energy portfolio. It also augments the country’s technical ability to collaborate on and overcome critical energy and water challenges that already impact tomorrow’s energy choices. This position supports and integrates actions, activities, projects, & initiatives of the EES&T Directorate’s Integrated Mission Plan and other INL research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The candidate should have a PhD Degree in water resources science/engineering or related field, must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years. Demonstrated technical understanding, research collaborations, and professional recognition through multiple in-process publications relevant to the defined Position Role. The candidate should also have demonstrated proposal writing and research project execution experience.The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is highly desired.

COVID Safety Protocols:

As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable. If safety protocols evolve to include mandatory vaccinations, Idaho National Laboratory will require compliance with such vaccine mandates subject to applicable protections under State and Federal Law.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID – 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

INL Overview:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is changing the world’s energy future and securing our infrastructure! Join us – innovate the future!

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation’s nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas.  For more information see www.sss.gov.

Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.Other InformationWhen applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. Environmental, Safety and Health StatementMust be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements.  Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. .The Idaho Falls AreaIdaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc.  For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org. Contact:  [email protected]
Work Location:  Idaho Falls, ID (IRC 9X80’s Schedule) 

PRIMARY LOCATION: US-ID-Idaho Falls

JOB: Postdoc

ORGANIZATION: Energy & Environment Science & Technology (Bxxx)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Regular

JOB POSTING: Oct 6, 2021, 10:15:55 PM

UNPOSTING DATE: Oct 25, 2021, 8:59:00 AM


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED