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Peer Review Specialist

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 15, 2022
Reference Code: 18879
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's (INL) Innovative Nuclear Research group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Peer Review Specialist.
Our team works an on-site 9x80schedule located at our Reserach Educaiton Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Innovative Nuclear Research Integration Office (INR-IO) manages competitive research and student support funding opportunities and associated peer review activities for the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) including NE's Nuclear Energy University Program and University Nuclear Leadership Program, among others. The resulting research portfolio promotes integrated and collaborative research conducted by national laboratory, university, industry, and international partners under the direction of NE's programs. The responsibilities of the INR-IO include establishing and implementing strategic objectives and executing funding opportunity processes to maintain desired outcomes while maintaining the integrity of the competitive processes.
This position will be primarily responsible for:
  • Managing the selection and technical reviewer process to support competitively reviewed DOE-NE funding opportunities (e.g. the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research or Small Business Innovative Research Funding Opportunity Announcements, and Distinguished Early Career Program) by having an understanding of concepts and practices of nuclear science and engineering and associated topical areas,
  • Maintaining informational based tools (e.g. Excel spreadsheets or program databases) to assist DOE-NE in the tracking, status and associated information of ongoing review activities for funding opportunities,
  • Assisting with panel review activities including management of programmatic and technical reviewer independent reviews and supporting the panel and lead facilitator with relevant proposal information and review data.
In addition to the above responsibilities, the position will also be involved in supporting process execution tasks associated with DOE-NE sponsored opportunities such as the Office of Nuclear Energy's Distinguished Early Career Program, Small Business Innovation in Research, or Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development funding opportunities.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years applicable experience, Master's degree and 1 years applicable experience or PhD
  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years applicable experience, Master' degree and 3 years applicable experience, or PhD and 2 years applicable experience.
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment
Preferred Requirements:
  • Technical degree or knowledge of nuclear science and engineering topics is preferred
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts with staff and faculty
  • Familiarity with data manipulation and management in database systems such as FedConnect, Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS), Grants.Gov, or PICS (this is an exemplary list, other databases will be applicable)
  • Well developed skills in Microsoft office software
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative task-based environment
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade 190 ($68,820 - $113,644)/200 ($79,140 - $130,572)
  • 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 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.