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Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate Chief Scientist

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
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Jan 27, 2023

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Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate Chief Scientist - (19026)Description
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Nuclear Science and Technology group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate Chief Scientist.

Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research Education Campus with every other Friday off!

Responsibilities Include:

The Nuclear Science and Technology directorate (NS&T) Chief Scientist is a widely recognized expert and leader in nuclear science and technology research and development and a senior scientific leader at INL. The Chief Scientist advises the NS&T associate Laboratory director (ALD) on scientific and technical strategy informing areas of research, establishment of capabilities, and on investments. The Chief Scientist also coordinates with other INL Directorate chief science officers on cross-cutting research and forward-looking initiatives.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide a technical vision and leadership in the development of technology breakthroughs, technical solutions, and capabilities
  • Drive research and innovation advancing the scientific achievement of the directorate and setting new research directions to result in profound RD&D impacts that advance nuclear technologies
  • Provide insight and knowledge on advanced nuclear energy to identify areas of national interest where NS&T can supply, impact, and expand markets
  • Supply to strategic planning activities, including identifying, evaluating, and developing critical NS&T research capabilities and developing investment strategies directed toward increasing laboratory impact
  • Develop collaborations with industry and leading nuclear universities and laboratories, and ensures partnerships are established to enhance and expand R&D opportunities
  • Attract exceptional scientists and engineers and serve as a mentor to early- and mid-career staff, with an emphasis on support career development and support to underrepresented groups
  • Serves as technical expert liaison with the Department of Energy, other organizations, and groups and senior leadership within INL on critical outcomes and initiatives
  • Responsible for continuous improvement in the trust and quality of research data generated within NS&T. Participate as a member of the Office of Science Council (SC Council), which is coordinated by the Research Excellence Director and reports to the Deputy Laboratory Director for S&T
  • Participate in working groups related to the Research Excellence Culture Initiative, coordinated by the Research Excellence Director
  • Coordinate university interactions (for awareness and common strategy) with the Directors/staff of the National University Programs office and also Idaho University Collaborations and CAES

Minimum Requirements:
  • A PhD in Nuclear Engineering or related scientific or engineering field and at least 15 years relevant experience is required
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts orally; prepare written reports and technical publications that are clear, concise, and meaningful
  • Ability to work with employees, management, advisory councils, and DOE to resolve complex technical issues and develop impactful strategies and executable plans
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship

Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience in national technical leadership roles is desirable

Job Information:
  • Salary Grade: 250 ($156,216 - $265,548)/ 260 ($179,640 - $305,388)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.

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 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see

Equal Employment Opportunity:

INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO 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.

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Other Information:

When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.

Benefits & Salary:

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit:
Primary Location: United StatesJob: EngineeringOrganization: Nuclear Science & Technology (Cxxx)Schedule: Full-timeEmployee Status: RegularJob Posting: Jan 20, 2023, 3:32:20 PMUnposting Date: Mar 28, 2023, 12:59:00 AMRELOCATION: Yes - StandardTELEWORK: On-Site WorkerFederal Overtime Status: Exempt
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