SRNL Principal Scientist

Employer
Savannah River National Laboratory
Location
Aiken, South Carolina
Salary
$95,592 - $152,145
Closing date
Jul 9, 2022

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Engineering, Nuclear / Radiochemical
Work Function
Laboratory
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

About Us:

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.

Role Responsibilities:
The principal scientist will provide technical leadership in creating, developing, and completing projects in support of the online monitoring missions of SRNL’s Chemical Processing and Characterization Division. Desired areas of expertise include optical and x-ray spectroscopies, chemometric and other data analysis methods, and instrument design to support existing efforts; expertise in other areas of analytical chemistry and physics is desirable for building new programs. Candidates will be required to seek funding from outside customers and agencies as well as collaborate with internal and external Savannah River National Laboratory groups. Candidates will be expected to actively publish and present new work. As a senior scientist, the candidate will also be expected to mentor students, post-docs, and junior technical staff.

Other Duties:
Define scope of technical programs and develop effective, quality solutions to challenges which involve unique or controversial problems. Creatively meet all the company's and industry requirements and apply the company's systems to achieve quality, timely and cost-effective results. Give quality guidance and assistance to less senior professionals on related tasks. Apply technical experience in field of specialization or broad-based experience in multiple technical fields, to resolve complex problems. Incorporate advanced technical practices and a variety of complex features such as complicated technical requirements, application of new or special materials or processes and difficult coordination or oversight requirements into problem solving and program planning. Provide leadership in determining solutions to complex problems and be recognized as having expertise in a functional area(s) of technical expertise. Provide direction and position responsibility both inside and outside department lines on programs seeking new approaches to problems and new application of existing engineering or scientific principles. Evaluate the results of programs and prepares reports and recommendations based on these evaluations. Identify and recommend improvements where established technology components and methodology are inadequate for solution. Keep informed of the advancement of technology as applied through one's area of technology. Prepare plans including schedules, budgets and personnel requirements for solving technical tasks identified by management. Develop schedules, monitor progress, monitor expenditures of budget and review quality of work performed. Communicate results and objectives verbally and in manuscripts form to customers, colleagues and management. Occasionally prepare reports for external publication Enhance expertise in field through leadership in local technical societies. Demonstrate creative ability through medium of patent disclosures, problem solving, engineering reports, technical papers and articles.


Keywords: scientist, chemist, physicist, spectroscopy.

Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain L level security clearance. 

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Physics, Analytical Chemistry, or Physical Chemistry with five to fifteen years of experience; Experience in R&D; Desired areas of expertise include optical and x-ray spectroscopies, chemometric and other data analysis methods, and instrument design; expertise in other areas of analytical chemistry and physics is desirable for building new programs.

Company

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) serves the nation as the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), SRNL serves the DOE and the nation, helping customers at SRS, throughout DOE, in other federal agencies, across the country and around the world. In 2006, it was further designated as the DOE Office of Environmental Management's "corporate laboratory," applying its unique expertise and applied technology capabilities to reduce technical uncertainties in order to assist DOE sites across the nation in meeting cleanup requirements. SRNL serves the nation in three major areas, National and Homeland Security, Environmental Management, and Energy Security.
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