Marine Scientist; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Job Title: 
Marine Scientist
Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
Duration: 
Full-Time
Description: 

PNNL’s Marine Sciences Laboratory is developing robust marine research programs in Sustainable Environmental Systems focused on renewable ocean energy, global climate change, ecological restoration, ecotoxicology and marine biotechnology, and contaminant fate and effects. This position will be located in the PNNL Seattle Office and will report to the Coastal Research Technical Group; however, the staff member will work under the direction of a Senior Program Manager who reports directly to the Director, Marine Sciences Laboratory.

The Marine Scientist will provide research support in the form of literature searches, analyzing existing scientific findings and compiling knowledgeable syntheses, preparing policy and technical position papers, developing work plans, coordinating research projects and proposals with PNNL staff, developing materials, agendas, and reports for meetings and workshops, working collaboratively with scientists and engineers within PNNL and outside the laboratory; and representing PNNL at meetings. The staff member will work under the direction of a Senior Program Manager to enhance PNNL’s capabilities in the interface between science, policy, and resource management. 

The staff member will participate on a team of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers to develop and implement research projects associated with marine and aquatic systems. 
Research emphasis will be on projects that support the development of renewable ocean power; management of water resources; role of carbon flux and ocean acidification in the coastal ocean; restoration of coastal ecosystems; and evaluation of technologies to treat shipboard ballast water for the control of marine invasive species. 

Initially, the incumbent will contribute to ongoing research efforts and manage small to medium sized tasks. In time, the staff member will assume more responsibility in task direction and project management. The staff member will be required to work independently, but closely coordinate activities with team members and project managers. Staff member will be expected to lead small sized research teams of one to five people.

The staff member will be accountable for high technical quality of research project work products; and working with teams of interdisciplinary staff; and directing teams of peers and subordinates.

*This position will be located in Seattle, Washington.

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