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News coverage inundates PNNL with job candidates

Candidates encouraged to apply online

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October 08, 2009 Share This!

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RICHLAND, Wash. — A recent Associated Press article on some companies' struggles to find qualified job candidates led to dozens of calls to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory after one of its managers was quoted about needing to fill energy-related positions.

Unfortunately, because of the high volume, PNNL staff are unable to respond personally.

Potential candidates are encouraged to consult PNNL's Jobs site,, and formally apply for positions for which they meet the minimum requirements.

PNNL has more than 100 positions open - of those, more than 50 would support the Laboratory's energy and environment mission. In the buildings research area, which was mentioned in the AP article, PNNL is hiring senior buildings engineers, junior buildings engineers, senior commercial buildings energy analysts, senior residential buildings energy analysts, and building energy modelers.

Other openings cross the science and technology spectrum, in areas as diverse as electricity infrastructure, nuclear engineering, biology and information technology.


Tags: Energy, Environment, Fundamental Science, Biology

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