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17 days ago

Laboratory Client Relations Manager

Pacific Labs Denton, TX

• Provide education and assistance to laboratory clients regarding new account set-up, completion of lab… CareerBuilder


17 days ago

Post Masters Research Associate- Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Radiochemistry

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

This position is for a laboratory chemist to participate in a wide variety of research and development efforts involving molecular and elemental… Ivy Exec


17 days ago

PhD Intern - Human Computer Interaction

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security s Science and Technology… Ivy Exec


17 days ago

Post Doctorate Research Associate- Atmospheric Science

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a postdoctoral researcher for research related to regional and global modeling with a focus on… Ivy Exec


17 days ago

Masters Intern - NSIP Computational & Statistical Analytics (CSA)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high caliber undergraduate and graduate students for intern assignments within the… Ivy Exec


17 days ago

Post Doctorate Research Associate- Graph Theory and Machine Learning

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The Signatures of Illicit Nuclear Trafficking project is looking for researcher with graduate level experience in graph theory, machine learning, and… Ivy Exec


17 days ago

Microbiology Scientist

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Scientist (Level IV/V) with scientific expertise in understanding how microbial communities… Ivy Exec


17 days ago

Post Doctorate Research Associate - Catalysis Science

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

Two postdocs are needed in the Catalysis Science Group for experimental research in molecular catalysis within the CO2 reduction or the N2 sub-group… Ivy Exec


17 days ago

Senior Research Scientist, Biological Sciences Division

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a Senior Research Scientist within the Health Effects Exposure Science Group to contribute to… Ivy Exec


17 days ago

Electric Power System Researcher

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

AccountabilitiesThe candidate would be expected to lead and manage one or a portfolio of projects within their field of specialization. The candidate… Ivy Exec


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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist V in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist V in Richland, WA

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    Pros

    The researchers are wonderful and diverse. Despite the bureaucracy, administrators and managers work hard to provide a calm, stress free environment allowing researchers to focus on their work. There is plenty of room for having a life outside of work. If you are successful in bringing in funding for the research you want to do through your own grants, you can do your own thing and are left in peace.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, PNNL operates under an antiquated system that depends too heavily on government research budgets: when those budgets wax, there is money aplenty; when they wane, there is downsizing. Bureaucracy is thick: there are a lot of rules and resources expended on their enforcement. The regulations intended to preserve the objectivity of scientists define a very strict separation between "research" and "commercialization" activities that hampers entrepreneurial scientists and engineers interested in actively engaging in marketing their ideas and products. This can be stifling for those who want to be measured by impact beyond grants and publications, or to take their ideas out into the world.

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    To really thrive and attract the new breed of entrepreneurial scientists, PNNL needs to set itself free: the same researchers operating under a more streamlined structure and liberated from the strict rules of an FFRDC -- something more akin to a university or non-profit laboratory -- would enable PNNL to more easily grow its reach and increase its impact. At very least, PNNL could reinstitute entrepreneurial leave.

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