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Chief Cybersecurity Research Scientist

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Job Title: Chief Cybersecurity Research Scientist
Grade: 250
Org: Cybercore Integration Center
Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement
Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of Tomorrow, Today
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.

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) seeks a Chief Cybersecurity Research Scientist for the Cybercore Integration Center. This position will expand INL’s internationally-recognized applied control systems cybersecurity programs by leading the development and execution of a strategically-focused R&D portfolio that is targeted at the most urgent and impactful cyber-physical system challenges.

They coordinate efforts across INL’s multidisciplinary research areas, informed by INL's leading threat analysts, sector experts, and experiments from our Critical Infrastructure Test Range Complex, as well as external partners (National Laboratories, Universities, Industry, and Government stakeholders) to maximize research impact.

Through the development of innovative and unique research programs, the Chief Cybersecurity Research Scientist will add depth and experience to INL’s cybersecurity R&D team by attracting and retaining best-in-class research talent. The Chief Cybersecurity Research Scientist will participate in both national and international forums for the development of significant new concepts or novel approaches to control systems cybersecurity.

The Cybercore Integration Center is also at the core of INL's efforts to expand INL's Research & Education Campus in Idaho Falls with our University partners. The Chief Cybersecurity Research Scientist helps align university collaborations with Graduate Fellowships for impactful research experiences, prioritize INL's discretionary cyber R&D investments, and leverage university-led efforts at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), co-located on our campus. Optional Joint Appointment(s) for research or teaching are available with one of INL's university partners for either the Chief Scientist or other research leaders they attract to the research and education campus.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field plus 10 years of relevant work experience, with a strong commitment to research and education in cybersecurity. Research experience in operational technology (OT) systems highly desired. Practical work experience outside of academia is required. National Laboratory, Department of Energy, or Department of Defense-related experience a plus.
U.S. citizenship required. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance and special accesses as required.
Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or 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
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Work Conditions: Equipment: Motor vehicle use, typing/keyboard; Personnel Requirements: >8 Hrs/day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone.
Certification Exam(s): Testing designated position (TDP)
Please Apply Before:
Open until filled
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
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INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
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
Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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