PNNL Careers

Chief Scientist - Computational Molecular Science

RICHLAND, WA
Scientists/Scientific Support


Job Description

Job ID: 307051
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

Technical expert with national or international reputation in computational molecular science. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of computing as well as scientific principles in broad areas of assignments and related fields.

Advances state of the art technologies and concepts.

Leads major projects with Laboratory-level impact. Manages complex and interdisciplinary projects and tasks. Works with project teams spread across organizational boundaries and outside of the Laboratory.

Leads proposals to pursue new areas of R&D that meet organizational long-term strategic goals. Participate in planning Laboratory-wide initiatives and/or sector or product line strategies. Able to fund self, projects, initiatives and other senior staff.


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.


Minimum Qualifications

BS/BA with 9 years of experience; MS/MA with 7 years of experiences; PhD with 5 years of experience


Preferred Qualifications

PhD or equivalent with 10+ years of independent research experience.

Strong research portfolio in computational molecular science, with experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• Software engineering for large complex, scientific codes
• Software technologies for high performance computing
• Numerical methods for high performance computing

Research experience in one or more of the following application areas:
• Theoretical and computational chemistry
• Software development

Demonstrated track record of collaboration with computer scientists and/or applied mathematicians.

Demonstrated ability to obtain and renew external funding from government sponsors.
Strong communication and collaboration skills.


Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307051
Directorate: Physical and Computational Sciences
Division: Advanced Computing, Mathematics and Data Division