PNNL Careers

Machine Learning Researcher

RICHLAND, WA
Scientists/Scientific Support


Job Description

Job ID: 307248
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

This position is for a Scientist in Machine Learning who will provide scientific and technical research within the National Security Directorate (NSD) on supporting the data analytics capabilities of the Computational Analytics Division. The Scientist will define and carry out the application of existing methodologies and original research in machine learning and data science. In addition to technical research, this position expects participation and career development in task management, proposal writing, business development, and publishing.



Operating on the data-information-knowledge continuum, staff at PNNL employ diverse methods to confront significant problems of national interest—from distilling distributed data into knowledge that supports decision processes, to enabling resilient technologies that enhance computing at extreme scales, to equipping cyber defenders with tools that prevent damaging cyber-attacks.

Our research portfolio—spanning from basic to applied—includes data and computational engineering, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, semantic and human language technologies, machine learning, data and computing architectures, systems integration, and software and application development.

Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.


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

- Bachelor's degree with 2+ years’ experience or Master's degree
- Position requires a degree in statistics, mathematics or closely related fields with experience involving increasing levels of scientific, task management, and programmatic responsibility.
- Research experience in multiple areas of computational analytics including areas such as machine learning, data mining, statistical modeling, and optimization.
- Ability to work in and support operations in a high-security environment.


Preferred Qualifications

- PhD in statistics, mathematics or closely related fields.


Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307248
Directorate: National Security
Division: Computing & Analytics
Group: Applied Statistics & Computational Modeling


Other Information

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