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Electrical or Aerospace Systems Engineering Postdoctoral Research Associate



Electrical or Aerospace Engineering Postdoctoral Research Associate - (14759)


Job Information
Job Title: Energy-Water Postdoctoral Research Associate  
Org: Systems Science and Engineering
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule - 9X80s)

Mission/Vision Statement
Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering or comparable discipline for the Systems Science and Engineering Department. This postdoctoral researcher will focus on systems theories and applications, monitoring, control, and supervisory methods, computational intelligence (e.g., artificial intelligence, machine learning), decision making theories, optimization, automated reasoning, and secure embedded intelligence.

The candidate is expected to be a strong asset to our interdisciplinary R&D team and work effectively both alone and as a team member. The candidate must be self-motivated but also take direction from other team members and peers.
The position entails writing scientific manuscripts for journal publication, and presentation of research results at national and international conferences and meetings.




• PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the past 5 years.
• PhD in electrical and computer engineering, aerospace engineering or comparable disciplines
• Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in English
 Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see
Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Standing - prolonged, Bending/stooping, Squatting, Fine motor control (hands)

Special Senses: Visually demanding work, Audio alarms, Ability to smell

Work Conditions: Hazardous chemical/waste; Typing/keyboard; >8 Hrs/day, Radiation work, Protective clothing

Please Apply Before: July 24, 2020 (Midnight) 

 Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

Other Information
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INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense.  With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and

JOB: Postdoc
SCHEDULE: Full-time
JOB POSTING: Jun 25, 2020, 10:18:28 AM