Jan 15, 2020
Description Job Information Job Title: Machine Learning - Nuclear Plant Diagnostics and Prognostic Models Org: Human Factors, Controls, & Statistics Contact: T (see application details) Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule - 9X80's) 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. Responsibilities Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in a Nuclear, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering or related field for the Instrumentation, Controls, and Data Science Department. You will be working on the project funded by different U.S Department of Energy programs that include, Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology Program, and others. The research and development will focus on development and application of machine learning techniques to understand the health of a system in nuclear power plant and develop diagnostic and prognostic models. The outcome of this research has crosscutting benefits: predictive maintenance strategy for light water reactors, new reactor technologies, and for other critical infrastructures. Qualifications PhD in Nuclear, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering, or related fields within last 3 years. Eligibility Requirements: Background in nuclear engineering and plant control system (highly preferred) Strong machine learning and artificial intelligence background (highly preferred) Strong oral and written communications skills Strong project management and interpersonal skills Strong programming skills in MATLAB, R, Python, and C++ Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete milestones and deliverables Ability to develop new business by building relationships with existing and new customers inside and outside laboratory Ability to propose innovative new ideas, finding means of funding them and successfully deliver tangible results Knowledge of prognostics and diagnostics techniques is a plus Experience in statistical methodologies (e.g., multivariate methods, time series, Bayesian methods, uncertainty quantification) Willingness to travel periodically to interact with customers or to attend conferences Special Requirements and/or Training: Upload unofficial transcripts and one recently published journal article. Must be able to work in a culturally diverse work environment. 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: Fine motor control (hands); Repetitive - intermittent. Special Senses: Visually demanding work; Near vision; Speech discrimination. Work Conditions: Stairs; Typing/keyboard; >8 Hrs/day; Working alone. Please Apply Before: January 27, 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 When applying to positions please provide a 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 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 .
Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls, ID, USA Full-time