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Research Program Coordinator

Idaho National Laboratory
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Master's Degree
Rqd Experience: Less than 2 years
Date Posted: September 3, 2020
Reference Code: 15036
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) Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) group is seeking forward-thinking Research Program Coordinator to work directly with the LDRD program office and research excellence initiatives.
This position would report to the Institutional Planning and Programs Director. The position would include programmatic coordination with the LDRD program office approximately half time and the other half with the Deputy Lab Director for Science and Technology (DLD-ST) on various tasks that are associated with Research Excellence (RE) Initiatives.
LDRD Coordination (half time on average)
  • Review pre-proposals, full proposals, progress reports, and project conclusion reports for clarity and compliance with LDRD order
  • Supervise submissions of LDRD reporting requirements from PIs; follow up on late submissions
  • Track requests for project modifications
  • Communicate guidance to PIs that reach out with questions
  • Become familiar with the online LDRD management system, LOI-ESS, to be able to provide guidance and coordination as needed.
DLD-ST Coordination (half time on average)
  • Coordinate lab-level awards review
  • Facilitate VIP visits, such as the Board of Managers (e.g., work with PIs to develop rapid fire presentations, work with graphics to develop technical abstracts and overview)
  • Help with coordination and implementation of lab-wide/cross-directorate RE Initiatives that include development of researcher-focused training, seminar series, and staff awards
  • Coordinate with INL communications team to develop, review, and publicize RE initiatives for employee engagement
  • Organize tracking and collection of lab-wide S&T highlights, publications, data on research impact metrics, etc.
  • Facilitate cross-directorate coordination and communication for research and scientific impacts/metrics for tri-annual PEMP reporting
  • Run scientific collaborations enablement through R&D training and enrichment and engagement forums with early-career R&D staff
  • Coordinate development of R&D initiatives and seminars aimed at improving communication of laboratory research impacts, multi-institution collaborations with university, industry, other national laboratories
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (BS degree with background in a technical or scientific field) and a minimum of 2 years' experience or and Master's degree and a minimum of 1 year experience.
  • Well-organized - The person in this role would have to track the status of requests associated with over 100 projects.
  • Detail oriented- The person in this role would coordinate project reviews for compliance, prior to program director review.
  • Ability to learn and then work independently with different software programs, including LOI-ESS.
  • Ability to translate multi-disciplinary technical outcomes/achievements to research impacts that contribute to INL's Science and Technology reputation.
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade: 180/190
  • 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 relevant knowledge 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 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.
Other Information:
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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. .