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Post Masters Research Associate - Environmental/Atmospheric Science


Job Description

Job ID: 308036
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

The Environmental Assessment and Engineering Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a Post Master’s Research Associate with experimental and diversified knowledge in the field(s) of atmospheric dispersion and transport; environmental monitoring, sample collection, and characterization; and translation of modeled and/or process simulation results to field-based applications across a range of contaminant sources and sinks (e.g., air, water, and soil). The incumbent will work under the guidance of senior scientists and engineers, and will be responsible for performing the following technical tasks with the level of quality, timeliness, and cost, to meet required project and client expectations:
• Contribute to experiments, design evaluations, and/or scientific and engineered solutions to assess and solve a variety of technical challenges.
• Contribute to technical proposals, project reports, scientific and technical products, and journal papers.
• Assist with the development of new capabilities within the group.
• Develop and demonstrate skills and abilities that will lead to growth in responsibilities and career progression.

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

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

The successful candidate will have relevant experience with scientific equipment (field and laboratory) used for environmental monitoring, a working familiarity with common atmospheric and meteorological modeling platforms, demonstrated competencies in scientific programming languages (e.g., MatLab, Fortran), and experience with sample and analysis planning, regulatory compliance, and data management. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse set of research staff and project tasks, and possess the appropriate analytic, task management, and communication skills (both oral and written) to clearly articulate the objectives and outcomes of their research.

• Relevant experience in applied meteorology and atmospheric dispersion
• Demonstrated familiarity with field deployed systems, sample collection, and analysis.
• Knowledge and use of atmospheric codes used to assess source, distribution, and composition of airborne environmental contaminants.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308036
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Earth Systems Science
Group: Environmental Assessment and Engineering