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Russell Heath Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate
Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Date Posted 05/12/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mission/Vision Statement

Empowering the Nation's Energy Future

Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.


Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking candidates for the Russell Heath Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate Appointment. This appointment is awarded to early career scientists and engineers with interest in advancing the fields of nuclear energy, critical infrastructure protection, and clean energy deployment. Ideal candidates have exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements. This appointment may support candidates represented broadly by the fields of nuclear engineering, material science, computational science, separations science, power engineering, wireless technology, or systems analysis.


Required Qualifications:

A PhD in a science or engineering discipline that is closely related to INL’s mission.

PhD must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous three years.

Demonstrated leadership and independence potential.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

Possess a PhD degree from a prestigious university.

Are from a prestigious graduate program in their field of research and/or have completed a research experience or postdoc appointment at a premier institution.

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.

Employee Job Functions

Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Special Senses: Near vision; Depth perception; Speech discrimination.

Work Conditions: Hazardous chemical/waste; Typing/keyboard; >8 Hrs/day.

Please Apply Before: June 30, 2019 (Midnight MDT)

Environmental, Safety and Health Statement

Must 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.

Other Information

When 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.

Please attach the following to your application:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • Letter of interest including:

  • Long-term professional goals

  • Dates of availability

  • Descriptions of disciplinary strengths and disciplinary areas in which candidate desires continued research

  • Maximum length: Two pages in letter format (U.S. 8.5 x 1, single sided)

  • Bibliography of publications, preprints, and significant presentations (if not already listed in CV)

  • One peer reviewed publication preprint or reprint of candidate's choice

  • Abstract of Doctoral Dissertation

  • Three letters of recommendation: upload letters directly to online application, or have referees email them to Thomas.Steele@inl.gov

  • One recommendation must be from Ph.D. advisor

  • Proposed Short Research Plan including:

  • Research to be addressed

  • Conjectures or hypotheses to be tested

  • Proposed methods of investigation and the guiding, relevant theoretical frameworks

  • Schedule, unburdened budget, major equipment needs, and other necessary resources

  • Maximum length: Two pages (U.S. 8.5 x 11, single sided)

INL Overview

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 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Idaho Falls Area

Idaho 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.

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.


JOB: Postdoc

ORGANIZATION: Partnerships, Engagement & Tech Deployment (Lxxx)

SCHEDULE: Full-time


JOB POSTING: Apr 11, 2019, 6:31:55 PM

UNPOSTING DATE: Jul 1, 2019, 12:59:00 AM

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