Job ID: 304770

Directorate:National Security

Division: Computational & Statistical Analytics

Group: Data Sciences & Analytics


Data science at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) addresses critical national and global issues by applying scientific and mathematical techniques to multiple data sources and communicating the finding to our sponsors and the academic community. This position requires thought leadership and technical depth to support the sponsors of PNNL’s National Security Directorate in the development and advancement of data science and deep learning research. Research of interest includes the development, implementation, and resulting analyses related to social computing, quantitative social science, human language technologies, real-time streaming algorithms, national security, disaster response and recovery, health security, image/video understanding and other related fields.

The data scientist in computational linguistics should

-have experience in one or more application areas including, but not limited to, social media analytics, information extraction, natural language processing, knowledge base population, and sentiment analysis

-have experience applying machine learning, statistics, and mathematical modeling to problems in the human language technology domain.

-have expert skill in one or both of the following areas:

-in constructing functional prototypes using Python, Julia, or Scala programming languages

-object-oriented analysis, design, and development in Java or C++

-have the ability to contribute that knowledge to the academic and research strength of PNNL and have experience writing scientific publications demonstrating their insight and discovery.

-have a publication record in scientific conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, ICWSM, EACL, COLING, SIGIR, AAAI, NIPS, and ICML is preferred

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

The successful candidate will work with minimal oversight but with regular interaction with team members, principal investigators and project managers to receive feedback and guidance in the development of new capabilities. The candidate must be able to independently research and analyze various approaches and recommend scientific improvements, resourcing, and programmatic options.

Preference will be given to candidates that can form and lead teams either as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI, formulating the development of technical approach to assignments and the responsibility for delivering high quality research and analysis. This includes the ability to work proactively with sponsors and to independently initiate and carry out new activities. The impact of these decisions and recommendations may be at either the programmatic or organizational level.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years experience or a Master’s degree with 0-2 years experience or a PhD.

-Degree in computer science, mathematics, computational linguistics or other closely related field

-Working knowledge of software design and architecture principles

-Ability to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment

-Effective written and oral communication

-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively on diverse teams

-Ability to create examples, prototypes, demonstrations to inform sponsors of research results and their impact

-Record of contributions to research products, preferably peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications

-Ability to provide solutions to an extensive range of complex and/or ambiguous problems.

-Effective team builder at project or organizational level.

-Ability to directly advise management and sponsors in clear language about the implications of their work for the organization

-Provides key role in defining technical approach and setting technical directions for projects.

-Ability to contribute professionally and build a professional reputation for technical expertise.

-Preference for candidates with Bachelor’s degree with 5 years’ experience, MS with 3+ years’ experience or Ph.D. 1-2 with years’ experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

U.S. Citizenship
Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Apply at: http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/data-scientist-computational-linguistics-intermediate/A44CD9FC52114DC29B820612BD7C5FF3/job/

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About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory, operated for DOE’s Office of Science by Battelle.

At PNNL, interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers address many of America’s most pressing challenges in energy, the environment, and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Our science and technology is strategically focused on inspiring and enabling the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely.

PNNL’s main campus is in Richland, Wash., where the majority of the Laboratory’s 4,300 staff work under an annual operating budget of about $1 billion. This campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment, as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science national scientific user facility. In addition to the Richland campus, we operate a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington; and satellite offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Wash