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Argonne National Laboratory Visual Resource Scientist in Lemont, Illinois

Visual Resource Scientist

Requisition Number: 409214 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: EVS-Environmental Science

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Conduct visual resource and night sky/dark environments research; and develop and/or apply visual resource and night sky/dark environments inventory, impact assessment and mitigation systems and tools for energy and other large-scale onshore and offshore infrastructure projects and land management actions. Work closely with cultural resource specialists, ecologists and physical scientists in a multidisciplinary environment. Produce technical reports and publications of findings and results.

This position requires the following:

  • Experience in developing and applying visual resource inventory, impact assessment and mitigation systems.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. federal agency visual resource inventory, impact assessment and mitigation systems.
  • Skill in designing and conducting field-based and other research activities relating to impact assessment and mitigation for visual and night sky/dark environment resources.
  • Considerable skill in written and oral communications.
  • Ability to interact effectively with scientific and engineering professionals.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines and staying within budgetary limits.
  • Demonstrated success in working on several projects simultaneously.
  • Must demonstrate excellent career growth potential, including proposal development.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork.

This is a long-term appointment for one year, renewable up to three years

Please note: work location is negotiable

Applicants with the following experience, skills, or knowledge preferred:

  • Geographic information systems.
  • Night sky/dark environments impact assessment and mitigation.
  • Federal land/water management agency policies and regulations.
  • Experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches.

This position can be hired at one of two levels, and the qualifications for each are as follows:

RD2: Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years of experience, or a Master’s Degree + 3 years of experience, or a PhD, or equivalent

RD3: Bachelor’s Degree + 8 years of experience, or a Master’s Degree + 5 years of experience, or a PhD + 4 years of experience, or equivalent

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