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Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellowship - National and Homeland Security

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 4, 2023
Reference Code: 18938
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 (INL) believes that graduate studies are crucial for the next generation of engineers, researchers, scientists, and leaders. The INL Graduate Fellowship program, a collaboration between INL, universities and participating students, provides access to unique and state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities. INL is committed to integrating students with projects at the laboratory to fulfill their thesis research requirements. The INL Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL's strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the Department of Energy (DOE) and INL. This collaboration is designed to provide meaningful research, financial support, and mentorship throughout the fellow's Ph.D. program.
Appointments are awarded to Ph.D. students* with interest in one or more of the following N&HS primary research areas: -
  • Advancing the fields of cyber-informed science and engineering with innovative research that solves the most complex cybersecurity challenges in control systems, energy systems and wireless systems. -
  • Illuminating and mitigating risks from the convergence of cybersecurity with control systems, infrastructure systems, (particularly energy), and communications (particularly wireless). -
  • Advancing security solutions that prevent, detect, and counter nuclear and radiological threats as applicable to new scientific discoveries and technology innovations applicable to nuclear forensics, safeguards and security informed nuclear fuel cycle technologies, and/or emergency response preparedness. -
  • Enabling defense, intelligence and public safety organizations with next generation technologies as applicable to the science and engineering of next generation protective materials that survive and perform within the extreme environments of highly kinetic ballistic and blast events; for assuring communications within dynamically shared and contested radiofrequency environments; or sensing and characterizing physical phenomena during highly complex, infield experiments and validation testing.
Candidates must have exceptional educational capabilities and the potential for significant achievements in one or more technical fields aligned with N&HS core capabilities listed below: •
  • Advanced Computer Science, Visualization and Data •
  • Applied Materials Science and Engineering •
  • Chemical and Molecular Science •
  • Chemical Engineering •
  • Physics and Materials Science •
  • Cyber and Information Sciences* •
  • Large-Scale User Facilities/Advanced Instrumentation •
  • Mechanical Design and Engineering •
  • Nuclear and Radio Chemistry •
  • Nuclear Engineering •
  • Power Systems and Electrical Engineering •
  • Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering


Qualifications:

Application Timeline:
Application deadline is February 26, 2023 at midnight MT. Interviews and selections will take place throughout the application process with all final selections and offers extended by early May 2023. Graduate Fellowship provides a highly competitive salary ($60k) and we cover tuition and fees for up to two years?
At a minimum, candidates must: -
  • Be enrolled in Ph.D. program or applied to Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline that is closely related to INL's mission. (Note: Cyber security master's students may be considered) -
  • Have the support of their university during the required coursework portion of the Ph.D. -
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 -
  • Candidate may need to acquire a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance depending upon the nature of the work to be performed. For clearances US Citizenship will be required.
Preference will be given to candidates who: -
  • Have research experience related to INL's mission -
  • Have identified an INL technical researcher for mentorship (however, if no mentor is identified, INL will help match applicant to technical staff prior to or after final application submittal)
Please submit the following: -
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or resume -
  • Unofficial transcripts with current course description -
  • Date of estimated availability for the 2 year research assignment at INL -
  • Letter of interest including: -
  • Proposed dissertation research -
  • Long-term professional goals - Maximum length: Two pages in letter format (U.S. 8.5" x 11", single sided) - Two letters of recommendation, one recommendation must be from Ph.D. advisor. Two letters of recommendation, one recommendation must be from Ph.D. advisor. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to Graduatefellowships@inl.gov.
To be considered you must submit the following:
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or resume -
  • Unofficial transcripts with current course description -
  • Competed INL Graduate Fellowship Program Application Form (attached in application) -
  • Letter of interest including: -
  • Proposed dissertation research -
  • Long-term professional goals - Maximum length:
  • Two pages in letter format (U.S. 8.5" x 11", single sided). -
Preference will be given to candidates who: -
  • Have research experience related to INL's mission -
  • Have identified an INL technical researcher for mentorship (however, if no mentor is identified, INL will help match applicant to technical staff)
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 www.sss.gov.
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: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.