$71,424 - $102,744 a year
Full Job Description
Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is a multi-program laboratory applying state of the art science and practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems to protect the nation. Located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), the laboratory develops and deploys innovative technologies to address some of the nation’s environmental, energy, and national security challenges.
Fields of Study/Capabilities include but not limited to: biogeochemistry, environmental sciences, advanced modeling and simulation, corrosion, biocorrosion, statistics, mathematics, mass spectroscopy, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, hydrodynamics and fluid modeling, fluid mechanics, cyber security of industrial control systems, encryption, artificial intelligence, data analytics, artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic systems, molecular dynamics, machine learning, metal hydrides, energy storage, hydrogen storage, photocatalysis, nutrient cycling, basic and applied field microbial ecology-especially as it relates to bioremediation, biofuels, water quality, aerosol science, bioprinting, biomaterials/biological materials, cellular tissue, and additive manufacturing.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate position is designed for the next generation of engineers/scientists who will excel in the application of fundamental science and engineering.
The position will require interaction with professional colleagues inside and outside of the Laboratory.
Successful candidates will have:
Critical thinking skills, data analysis skills and a demonstrated ability to integrate these skills into effective experimental design, execution and reporting. Capability to scope technical tasks and develop creative solutions. Ability to effectively communicate (verbal & written) technical results.
Ability to demonstrate their scientific productivity through peer-reviewed publications. Ability to demonstrate their capacity for advanced research approaches to solve complex problems. Willingness to work on a team dedicated to scientific discovery and its application to some of the most challenging problems facing our nation.
The Post-Doctoral Research Associate positions are fixed term assignments within the company and benefits eligible.
Clearance Required to Perform Job?
Salary Range (annual)
(Quantifiable; e.g. Three Years Experience, Bachelors Degree)
Candidates with PhD. degrees (obtained within the last 3 years) in engineering / fundamental sciences (e.g., including, but not limited to physical and life sciences, material science, computer science and engineering, etc.)
PhD. students with expected completion dates within the next twelve months will be considered (with documented proof of status from the educational institution)
Candidate must understand and apply advanced knowledge of discipline's standard theories, concepts, principles and techniques; and have working knowledge of standard engineering/scientific practices and applications.
Competency Description #1
Understand job responsibilities and be accountable for results.
Meet goals and strive for customer satisfaction and corporate success.
Make sound workplace and business decisions.
Keep commitments and promises.
Plan work in a responsible manner, balancing company goals vs. schedule, budget, safety and resources.
Elevate issues early to avoid surprises.
Shape the Future
Competency Description #2
Adapt and perform consistently under changing requirements and dynamic work situations.
Take initiative to offer or try a new approach to make the team and the company more successful.
Foster business success by offering and supporting different perspectives.
Continuously improve in job performance.
Take on stretch or rotational assignments to support company initiatives and achieve self development.
Competency Description #3
Build and maintain good working relationships with everyone.
Maintain a customer-focused attitude and strive to satisfy the customer.
Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with everyone. Publicly recognize others for a job well done.
Provide open and timely feedback regarding meeting and delivering commitments.
Energize & Recognize Team
Competency Description #4
Work with team members to ensure team, department, and divisional goals are met.
Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with team and management.
Collaborate and share with other team members to promote knowledge transfer.
Mentor, guide, and provide assistance to newer employees.
Promote teamwork and support other members of the organization.
Ask for help and support when needed.
Recognize colleagues for their achievements.
Competency Description #5
Behave in a professional manner demonstrating integrity, ethics, and a high standard of values.Deliver your work with pride and ownership.Respect others’ knowledge, skills, and experiences.Seek to appropriately identify and resolve challenges.Work to make the organization, company, and mission more successful.Apply Continuous Improvement processes to work scopes to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs.Strive to exceed expectations in task completion.Embrace the company’s culture of service, excellence, and stewardship.Take personal responsibility to care for equipment and resources.Adhere to conduct of operations principles.
Salary offers are commensurate with candidate's experience and applicable education in comparison to incumbents.