Senior R&D Staff Researcher and Technical Intelligence Analyst at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Posted in Other 13 days ago.





Job Description:

Requisition Id4704

The Field Intelligence Operations Division (FIOD) seeks applicants with experience conducting research and development while utilizing intelligence community reporting to conduct multi-disciplined intelligence and technical analysis to produce both unclassified and classified analytical products that drive research and development to mitigate threats to US national security. The research development and analysis will cut across a wide spectrum of national security challenges ranging from critical infrastructure threats to bio-security challenges. The applicant will report to the FIOD Director and also be responsible for developing and presenting briefing materials to peers, management, and sponsors.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities

The applicant will be responsible for providing technical expertise with the following major duties and responsibilities:


  • Perform multi-disciplined unclassified and classified analysis to develop finished intelligence products related to Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research and Development that support national intelligence requirements

  • Serve as a catalyst to identify opportunities for collaborative research and development efforts between Oak Ridge National Laboratory open research programs and national security programs

  • Generate analytical assessments regarding threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations in response to national intelligence requirements that can be shared with peers, management, and sponsors

  • Responsible for producing peer-reviewed papers and briefings of both unclassified and classified research and development, analytical assessments and intelligence products

  • Develop plans and organization structure for the Field Intelligence Element to expand this effort into a new Group with a Group Leader

  • Interact and collaborate with agencies and members of the national security community

  • Abide by all environmental, safety, health and quality requirements and implement practices per ORNL's Standards-based Management System (SBMS).

  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation of the Directorate's values and ethics

Required Qualifications


  • B.S. in Engineering or other relevant technical discipline with 15+ years of experience, or M.S. in Engineering or other relevant technical discipline with 12+ years of experience, or a PhD in Engineering or other relevant technical discipline with 8+ years of experience

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to acquire new knowledge and learn new skills is essential

  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with team members

  • Ability to interact with sponsors and officials from other government agencies

  • Occasional domestic travel

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI) clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. In addition, due the SCI, you may be also be subject to random polygraph testing.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience conducting intelligence analysis, products and briefings in the US Intelligence Community is highly desirable

  • Experience working with national laboratories or other government research agencies/programs is highly desirable

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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