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.
Apply technical experience in fields of environmental microbiology, molecular biology, bio-geochemistry and/or synthetic biology, to resolve complex science questions. Incorporate advanced microbiology and molecular biology knowledge for application to new and complex processes related to nutrient cycling, extreme biology, production of value-added chemicals, and remediation of environmental contaminants. Applicant should have a proven track record in coordination of laboratory research, as well as program and project planning. Provide leadership to organization in determining solutions to complex problems and be recognized as national and international leader in microbiology and molecular biology. Be aware of biological sciences capabilities of the work group and needs of its customers internal and external to SRS.
Identify and respond to research opportunities through proposal writing and successfully executing and completing research projects with little guidance. Lead research teams consisting of scientists and engineers for developing scientific understanding and solutions to more complex environmental, energy and national security questions. Personnel needs for solving major technical tasks identified by SRNL management.
Communicate the results and objectives verbally and in written form, including technical reports and presentations to customers, colleagues, managers and oversight groups. Maintain microbiological and molecular biology expertise by publishing manuscripts in top tier, peer reviewed scientific journals, and/or involvement in national professional organizations. Demonstrate creative ability through such mediums as technical papers and articles, patent disclosures, and/or utilizing technical skill in contributing to meeting SRNL/SRNS missions and goals.
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.
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.
Basic Qualifications (Quantifiable; e.g. Three Years Experience, Bachelors Degree)
A PhD degree in applicable science or engineering discipline and 5+ years' experience. OR A MS with 8+ years' experience. OR A BS with 10+ years' experience.
Understands and applies discipline's advanced theories, concepts and art; advanced knowledge of related disciplines. Peer recognition as an expert.
Microbiology or equivalent field. Experience as principal investigator on research projects.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.
Defines 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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 5230BR
About Savannah River National Laboratory
The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). The laboratory applies state-of-the-art science to provide practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems. The laboratory earns its world-class reputation because of its talented people and their unwavering commitment to safety, security and quality in the delivery of technology solutions that work.
SRNL applies this commitment to solving the complex problems of the times, such as the detection of weapons of mass destruction, the cleanup of contaminated groundwater and soils, the development of hydrogen as an energy source, the need for a viable national defense, and the safe management of hazardous materials. Building on over 50 years of technological achievement and a framework of vital core competencies, the laboratory will continue to identify, develop and deploy innovative technologies to meet the needs of a variety of customers across the nation.