Operations Research Production System Optimization Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Associate in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Economics, Business or a related field for the Systems Analyses and Engineering Department. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated proficiency in statistics, mathematics, programming, modeling or other quantitative field that can be used in operations research, management science and supply chain modeling. This postdoctoral researcher will work in a multi-disciplinary team using a wide range of modeling tools and approaches to solve problems across the areas of bioenergy, solar, supply chain resilience and manufacturing. The candidate will be expected to develop new state of the art computational approaches and solutions for optimizing production systems, life cycle analysis, logistics modeling, sustainable production modeling. These computational and analysis resources include development and deployment of high-performance computing solutions, analysis tools, web-based software, and database interface solutions to enhance model platforms and frameworks for both internal and external collaborators. The employee will support INL leadership in meeting DOE/industry expectations, milestones, and deliverables, and INL internal reporting metrics. 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 while consistently accomplishing scope within cost and schedule. The position entails contributing to the external technical reputation of INL through major contributions to presentations, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other professional activities..
- Ph.D. in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Economics, Business or a related field
- Ph.D. requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the past 5 years
- Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, mathematics, programming, modeling or other quantitative field that can be used in operations research, management science and supply chain modeling.
- Relevant experience in operations research, management science or an allied field, with proficiency in supply chain management, systems analysis, spatial optimization, risk analysis, and/or model-oriented computer programming.
- Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills (in English)
- Experience in computational analysis and model development using a range of systems modeling tools
- Developing good publication record in relevant fields of research.
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.
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is changing the world’s energy future and securing our infrastructure! Join us - innovate the future!
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.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. .
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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.
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 www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.
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 www.sss.gov.
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID 9X80's Schedule)