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Research Lead, Physical Security for Nuclear Power Plants

Job Information Job Title: Research Lead, Physical Security for Nuclear Power PlantsGrade: 220
Org: Human Factors, Controls, & Statistics
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 Schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement Leading Nuclear Energy and Research Technology Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure. Responsibilities Idaho National Laboratory is searching for a seasoned professional to join its Human Factors, Controls, & Statistics department.
The individual in this position supports the execution of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) program in Plant Modernization and Physical Security enhancements intended to improve the efficiency and reduce operating costs of operating commercial nuclear power plants while ensuring their continued safe operation. The individual will lead research and development activities to leverage technologies, methods, and bring innovation to the practices and applications of physical security in improving the means by which commercial nuclear plants ensure physical security while focusing on reducing long term operating costs. Leading and conducting research and development efforts to develop digital technologies for use and deployment broadly in the commercial nuclear power sector to facilitate the transformation from a highly labor-centric to a technology-centric approach to plant operation will be key.
The individual will also act as Principal Investigator on multiple or significant projects or tasks and will lead and/or provide peer review of others internal and external to the department or the division. This individual will lead projects that are complex and new to the nuclear industry and requires specialized techniques that must often be developed to provide solutions that are innovative. The person in this position will lead development and be responsible for the overall technical approach, execution, preparation of and management of budgets, and all necessary resources to accomplish work. The typical program will have medium level programmatic funding with impacts at directorate level (typically, $500K - $2M/year).
The position requires an individual who possesses excellent written and interpersonal skills in order to communicate and articulate plans and ideas to successfully lead projects that produce high quality technical reports. The individual will represent the program and Laboratory in external interactions with industry collaborators and partners, in developing cooperative research and development agreements, and at public professional and technical meetings. The job will also include the development of high-performance teams, frequent interaction with peers across a broad technical and interdisciplinary network, and periodic travel to support external collaborations and interactions. The individual may develop intellectual property leading to publications, copyrights and/or patents, and may contribute to technology transfer.
A BS degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or MS degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or PhD plus 4 years of relevant experience is required.
The selected individual must have knowledge of commercial nuclear power plant physical security programs.

Preferred Requirements
Prior experience in digital instrumentation and control systems with commercial nuclear power plants and experience with current issues and regulatory challenges to implementing digital technologies are preferred.
Prior experience leading initiatives that interface with responsible regulatory authorities is preferred.
A degree or degrees in a science or engineering discipline is preferred. 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). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Equipment - Typing/Keyboarding
Personnel Requirements - Working more than 8 hours per day; Must have the ability to work alone Please Apply Before: December 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (MST) Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.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 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 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and 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.

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