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Scientists, engineers, and other professionals from around the world come to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to solve some of the nation’s greatest challenges through research in fundamental science, energy resiliency, and national security.

PNNL is a research institution with Pacific Northwest roots and global reach. Our researchers confront problems with the highest consequences for society and human understanding. They pursue challenges like modernizing the nation’s power grid, decoding the universe, and safeguarding ports worldwide from nuclear smuggling.

Join Us

Positions are currently available for work in a wide range of research areas, including data science, cybersecurity, software engineering, high-performance computing, and computational mathematics and statistics. Positions may be performed remotely or on a PNNL campus based on business need.

At PNNL, we recognize that our people are our strength. And when the diversity of our staff members come together, that's when the true magic happens. Learn more about PNNL's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Featured Careers

Chief Data Scientist in Artificial Intelligence

We seek a world-class expert in artificial intelligence research who brings a wealth of domain expertise and experience solving multi and transdisciplinary problems with national and international impact. This position requires thought leadership and technical depth to support the development and advancement of data science and artificial intelligence research.

Machine Learning Engineer

Join a group of 90 software engineers using the latest technologies to help solve difficult national security problems. We are seeking a Machine Learning Engineer to help us design, build, and deploy software systems that leverage artificial intelligence to solve problems in natural language processing, computer vision, search, and data analytics.

Intern at PNNL

PNNL provides work-based learning experiences for as many as 900 graduate and undergraduate students annually.

We’re looking for creative, motivated students who have a passion for solving critical national challenges using advanced computational, statistical, and mathematical techniques. Learn more about the types of internships offered at PNNL. 

National Security Internship Program Summer Cohort

The National Security Internship Program (NSIP) offers a chance to engage in hands-on learning and participate in a research experience with an assigned mentor as well as to interact with other research staff at the top of their field. The Operational Systems and Technology Division is looking for individuals interested in delivering policy-informed technology solutions to an evolving national security landscape.

Minority-Serving Institution Partnership Program

The Minority-Serving Institution Partnership Program - National Nuclear Security Administration (MSIPP-NNSA) is a research-based experience for students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. MSIPP-NNSA is designed to build a sustainable pipeline between the U.S. Department of Energy facilities and national laboratories and minority-serving institutions in STEM disciplines. Applications will open in December.

Positions are available in Richland and Seattle, WA and may be performed remotely or on campus at PNNL based on business need.

Get to Know Us

Ralph Perko: Big data can protect our nation and infrastructure
Svitlana Volkova: Deploying artificial intelligence to defend our nation
David Manz: I bring science to cybersecurity
Mark Hadley: We can protect old systems from new cyberthreats