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Joint Appointment Specialist

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Doctorate Degree
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 2, 2022
Reference Code: 18184
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) seeks a Joint Appointment Specialist who can continue to grow, develop and hone meaningful relationships with university researchers. The ideal candidate will be a point of connection/liaison between INL and other research institutions in order to provide new and diverse opportunities for researchers to expand their knowledge and impact.
Joint appointments elevate the scientific impact and productivity of researchers at both institutions by fostering collaborative research; deepening and broadening capabilities; facilitating transdisciplinary research; and providing access to specialized instrumentation and other research tools; and providing university students and faculty new educational and training opportunities. Experience with the Office of Sponsored Research is preferred.
Responsibilities Include:
This position has a variety of tasks and allows for creativity, collaboration and building of high impact programs and relationships. If you have a desire to administer fairness and foster trust within our organization, and you've got excellent negotiation skills, we'd love to hear from you!
  • Manage all aspects of Joint Appointment program including reviewing and interpreting requirements; selecting appropriate partnership model; understand and articulate terms to all relevant parties; participate in scope preparation, preparation for contract negotiation, administration, and scope fulfillment; advise and provide consultation for all parties and collaborative departments; provide mediation for discussions and remedial actions; and ability to develop solutions for a wide variety of problems ranging from mundane to highly complex.
  • The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the identification and creation of process improvements. Encouraged to develop solutions to problems as they arise.
  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise and be cognizant of best industry practice.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the development, management, implementation, and continued improvement of the assigned programs including educational and professional development seminars.
  • Develop and maintain relationships across DOE complex with counterparts.
  • Benchmark programs against industry and DOE complex. Develop and implement competitive advantage for INL programs.
  • Responsible for partnering with colleagues to develop and implement programs, events and educational opportunities for the participating students.
  • Expected to represent University Partnerships in a professional and collegial manner with key collaborators, including, but not limited to, assigned organizations, Human Resources, Legal, Payroll and university personnel.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing meaningful metrics and assessments to ensure that appropriate investments are being made.
  • Responsible for monitoring and providing deliverables as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring programs maintain the highest standards and meet all changing requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field plus 5 years relevant experience OR
  • Master's degree plus 3 years relevant experience OR
  • Doctorate degree plus 2 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field plus 2 years relevant experience OR
  • Master's degree plus 1 years relevant experience OR
  • Doctorate degree plus 0 years relevant experience
Experience highly desired in the following arenas:
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Prior experience working with university faculty and administration
  • Ability to interact effectively with Office of Sponsored Programs' stakeholders, including administrators and faculty
  • Experience working with researchers/scientists
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracting (advanced knowledge is a plus)
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative, team environment
  • Working with personnel from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and proactive in moving the conversations along, across departments and organizations
  • Questioning Attitude
  • Managing relationships
Job Information
  • Salary Grade:180: GRADE 180/190
  • 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.

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.
Growing INL: An Overview of New Facilities and Capabilities

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 males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

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.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
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 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 does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. 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.