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. It is one of a small group of labs performing cutting edge scientific research on issues surrounding nuclear issues such as proliferation, environmental remediation and power grid resiliency.
Currently, SRNL is in a position to host a Dwight D. Eisenhower Post-Doctoral Fellow to work in the arena of solving complex energy and national defense challenges and is seeking the most qualified, forward-looking individuals in the field to apply for this prestigious position.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed for pioneering researchers focused on expanding the boundaries of science and engineering. SRNL seeks exceptional candidates who must be able to demonstrate their scientific productivity through peer-reviewed publications and advanced research approaches to complex problems.
Successful candidates must be able to work in a team environment and will have exceptional critical thinking and data analysis skills and a demonstrated ability to explore innovative scientific concepts. Candidates must be capable of scoping technical tasks and developing thoughtful, creative solutions. Candidates are also expected to effectively communicate technical results and show potential to generate new ideas and convert them into future programs. This Postdoctoral position is created to challenge the next generation of scientists and engineers to reexamine and push the norms, explore the unknown, and create new discoveries.
Join a team that is dedicated to scientific discovery and its application to some of the most challenging problems facing our nation.
The Post-Doctorate Fellows are initial one-year appointments, with an option to renew up to three years. Publication of results from research efforts is highly encouraged.
Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Material Science, Computer Science and Engineering
(Quantifiable; e.g. Three Years Experience, Bachelors Degree)
Position is open to candidates with PhD degrees (obtained within the last 24 months) in engineering and fundamental sciences. PhD students with expected completion dates within the next six months will be considered with documented proof of status from the educational institution.
Understands and applies advanced knowledge of discipline's standard theories, concepts, principles and techniques; has working knowledge of standard engineering/scientific practices and applications.
(e.g. Masters Degree)
Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional scientific ability and have research interests that are well aligned with current and future programs at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). A research proposal (up to five pages) aligned with SRNL’s core competencies or missions, and a minimum of three references are required as part of the application package.
Other Basic Requirements
(Subjective; e.g. Excellent Communication Skills)
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Clearance Required to Perform Job?
Competency Description #1
Understand job responsibilities and be accountable for results.
Meet goals and strive for customer satisfaction and corporate success.
Make sound workplace and business decisions.
Keep commitments and promises.
Plan work in a responsible manner, balancing company goals vs. schedule, budget, safety and resources.
Elevate issues early to avoid surprises.
Competency Description #2
Adapt and perform consistently under changing requirements and dynamic work situations.
Take initiative to offer or try a new approach to make the team and the company more successful.
Foster business success by offering and supporting different perspectives.
Continuously improve in job performance.
Take on stretch or rotational assignments to support company initiatives and achieve self development.
Competency Description #3
Build and maintain good working relationships with everyone.
Maintain a customer-focused attitude and strive to satisfy the customer.
Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with everyone. Publicly recognize others for a job well done.
Provide open and timely feedback regarding meeting and delivering commitments.
Energize & Recognize Team
Competency Description #4
Work with team members to ensure team, department, and divisional goals are met.
Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with team and management.
Collaborate and share with other team members to promote knowledge transfer.
Mentor, guide, and provide assistance to newer employees.
Promote teamwork and support other members of the organization.
Ask for help and support when needed.
Recognize colleagues for their achievements.
Competency Description #5
Behave in a professional manner demonstrating integrity, ethics, and a high standard of values.
Deliver your work with pride and ownership.
Respect others’ knowledge, skills, and experiences.
Seek to appropriately identify and resolve challenges.
Work to make the organization, company, and mission more successful.
Apply Continuous Improvement processes to work scopes to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs.
Strive to exceed expectations in task completion.
Embrace the company’s culture of service, excellence, and stewardship.
Take personal responsibility to care for equipment and resources.
Adhere to conduct of operations principles.