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CAES Research, Education, and Innovation Specialist

Job Information
Job Title: CAES Research, Education, and Innovation Specialist
Grade: 190/200
Org: Center for Advanced Energy Studies
Contact: [email protected]
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule - 9X80's)

Mission/Vision Statement
Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

EqualEmployment Opportunity

IdahoNational Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran ordisabled status, or genetic information.

Womenand People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.


the brightest talent onEarth in harnessing the power of collaboration! The Center for Advanced EnergyStudies (CAES) is seeking a dynamic Research, Education, and Innovation (REI)Specialist to engage in CAES efforts to increase its impact by enhancingregional and national partnerships and collaborations.

CAES is a research, education, and innovation consortium bringing togetherIdaho National Laboratory (INL), Boise State University, Idaho StateUniversity, University of Idaho, and the University of Wyoming. The consortiumleverages the capabilities of all its member organizations in a collaborativeenvironment to participate in research, education, and innovation to overcomeregional energy challenges that have national impact.

The CAES strategy rests on three strategic pillars: Research, Education, andInnovation. The unique capabilities, expertise, facilities, and perspectivesthat come together through the consortium develop more than new energytechnologies and solutions. Together, it inspires and develops the energyworkforce of the future, stimulates intellectual exploration throughfundamental and applied science, and brings industry and business together withresearchers, students, and faculty working together toward solutions.

- Research. CAES’s collaborative researchbroadens teams and brings together world-class capabilities, facilities, andexpertise.

- Education. CAES’s collaborative educationaugments the personalized learning experiences of students in the regionthrough unique experiences afforded by the national laboratory that are nototherwise available.

- Innovation. CAES’s collaborative innovationsupports entrepreneurial opportunities, industry partnerships, andtech-to-market impact.


Reporting to and working under the Director of CAES, the REI Specialist willbe supporting implementation of all three strategic pillars within the

This comprises execution of novel, actionable programmatic strategies forCAES in conjunction with INL and the consortium universities that are alignedwith CAES capabilities, missions, desired outcomes, and short/long-termstrategy and include:

- Developing a researchcollaboration ecosystem with tools and engagement opportunities

- Creating research hubs with focus areaworking groups and teams aligned around capabilities

- Connecting research environments across theconsortium with seamless campus and laboratory access, shared data, and uniformfacility management

- Developing the academic-research-industrypipeline to integrate education and research, provide hands-on researchexperience and increase enrollment, retention, and employment options

- Integrating joint curricula programs withinthe consortium to optimize offerings

- Assisting in the development of amission-aligned professional development and training center

- Building industry partnerships and collectingdata on innovation districts and other economic development opportunities

- Implementing deliverables within budget tomeet directorate work requirements consistent with CAES vision, mission, andobjectives

- Performing roles and responsibilities asdirected by the CAES Director

- M.S. and 3-6 years of experience or P.H.D and1-3 years of experience generally requiring a combination of scientific andbusiness educational backgrounds with industry experience pertinent to theenergy sector

- Demonstrated aptitude to manage multipletasks

- Experience presenting in public in aprofessional setting with excellent speaking and writing skills including atrack record of publications

- Experience delegating, leading, and buildingteams across many platforms

- Excellent interpersonal and communicationskills, a proven record of establishing effective collaborations acrossorganizations, experience interacting effectively with a broad spectrum ofpeople and issues in a fast-paced environment, and experience developing and/ormaintaining a healthy, positive, and inclusive work environment that promotesand enhances innovation

- Ability to represent CAES and INL in professionalsituations

- Proven experience with intellectual propertyagreements and processes (e.g., patent, copyright, trademark, service mark,trade secret, confidentiality agreements, sponsored research agreements,material transfer agreements, technology licenses, etc.)

- Strong experience and ability to converse andcollaborate with the spectrum of researchers to senior administration incompanies, universities, and INL

Other Experience:

- Directexperience building relationships with university researchers to deploy theirinventions is desired
Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Repetitive work.

Special Senses: Visually demanding work; Speech discrimination; Audio alarms.

Work Conditions: Stairs; Typing/keyboard; >8 Hrs/day; Overtime/irregular hours.

The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and

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