Post Masters Research Associate (Waterpower Engineer)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Richland, WA, United States 🇺🇸

Job Description

The candidate for this position will actively participate in interdisciplinary projects to study the environmental impact of renewable energy systems such as conventional hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic energy, and wind power. The primary scope of this position includes data processing and analysis, algorithm development, and assisting with journal article and report writing.

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

Candidates must have received a Master in mechanical engineering, civil or environmental engineering, physical oceanography, or a related field.

The candidate must have good programming skills and be proficient in at least one programming language (MATLAB, Python, r, or C++) and experience with analysis and visualization tools (e.g., MATLAB; Tecplot; Photoshop; AutoCAD). In addition, the successful candidate will be able to work well in a team setting; will exhibit a strong work ethic; will be self-motivated; and will place a high value on data quality and accuracy. Experience with large datasets, knowledge of underwater acoustic or hydroacoustics, and good publication record will be a plus.

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred

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

.Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Hydrology

Opening Date: 2018-04-03

Closing Date: 2018-05-03