Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Post-Master’s or Post-Bachelor’s Software Developer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory





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The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has one or more openings for recent (within the last five years) Post-Masters- or Post-Bachelors-level research associates in its Environmental Data Science & Systems Group ( The successful candidates will help link advanced informatics and computer science to data management and distribution in the Earth, climate, and environmental sciences.

The successful candidates may be involved with various software development and applied data management activities that support projects in Earth Sciences Informatics at ORNL, such as the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive project, the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE-Arctic) data archive, and other Department of Energy projects. The initial work for this project will focus on the ARM and NGEE-Arctic projects, with work on other projects depending on the project needs, funding, and the research interests of the successful applicants.

The position appointment is for two years, with possible extension, depending on performance, mutual interest, and available funding.  The salary will be competitive and the position includes benefits.


Eligibility Requirements

Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree or have received one of these Degrees         within 36 months.

Affirmation: I certify that I have completed coursework towards a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.


Academic Levels





Computer Sciences



The successful applicant must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, with a strong background in software development. Some knowledge in one or more earth sciences is advantageous. Recent graduates or students with an anticipated graduation date before summer 2014 are preferred. Applicants cannot have received their most recent degree more than five years before the date of the application appointment and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

While experience in fulfilling course requirements is relevant for this position, preference will be given to experience in practical (deployed) applications, and applicants should highlight the ways their work has benefitted real-world environments, either as part of thesis research or in ways beyond stated course requirements.


The following skills and experience are required:

Desired Qualifications

The following skills and experience are desirable.  No one applicant is expected to have experience in all of these areas, but applicants should highlight their experience in these areas as part of the cover letter and resume.

To apply

Please visit the ORNL website



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