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Post Bachelors RA - Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
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Post Bachelors RA - Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
Organization and Job ID
Job ID:302090
Directorate:National Security
Division:Computational & Statistical Analytics
Job Description
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in partnership with the Department of Homeland Securitys Science and Technology Directorate, is leading an R&D effort intended to create the next generation of technologies and tools related to information analysis, communication and information sharing, collaboration, and visualization of information to support decision making and operations within the emergency operations domain.

To develop the requirements for these environments, PNNL adopted a user-centered design philosophy where the user is involved in all aspects of the research from requirements definition, scenario and use case development, envisioning, and feature development.
We are looking for user-experience design candidates with great design skills and the eagerness to apply what youve been learning.

As an Post-Bachelors researcher on this project you will be working closely with senior designers, research scientists, developers and emergency response professionals to help design novel user interface prototypes across form factors like mobile, tablet, desktop workstations and interactive tables and walls. These prototypes will drive adaptive data triage and decision support that allows for role and activity based situation awareness through a dynamic, trainable filtering system. Responsibilities will range from user research, driving user requirements, writing scenario and use cases, establishing workflows, designing user experiences, production and usability testing.
Minimum Requirements
Candidates must have received a Bachelor''s degree within the past 24 months from an accredited college or university.

Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 required.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
Additional qualifications for this position include:
-Graduated in last two years (or will graduate by June 2013) with a Bachelors degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Digital Media Design, Industrial Design, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science or other closely related fields.
-Excellent visual design, interaction design, product design skills and experiences in designing interactive demos and user interfaces for complex systems and products.
-Proficient with design applications like Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
-Experience with conducting user research and translating into design requirements
-Proficiency in authoring UI specifications and presentations
-Experience in rapid prototyping in Flash or Java is a plus.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
About Tri-Cities
The Tri-Cities started out with 3 main communities: Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland - but the phenomenal growth of neighboring West Richland has made the area more of a Quad-City. Located just hours from Seattle, WA and Portland, OR, the area is embraced by the beauty of a desert landscape and connected by the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima rivers.

The Tri-Cities offers a multitude of recreational, cultural, and historical activities and is a great place to visit and live. We''re known for our premier golf courses, award-winning wineries, unique shopping, and abundant outdoor and water recreation. Click on the link above to learn more about the various communities. PNNL is located in Richland, WA.

About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What if you could discover dark matter... curb U.S. dependence on foreign fuel... clean up an oil spill... or save the world from acts of violence before they happenall by making a vital scientific discovery today? Better yet, what if you could improve humanity for generations to come by finding and nurturing the scientists who will discover a myriad of ways to improve the world around us? Would you? We are.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage provide the foundation for all we do.

Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science. Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. Unlike others, our multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address their problems. More specifically, at PNNL we

  • provide the facilities, unique scientific equipment, and world-renowned scientists and engineers to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations through fundamental research and innovation
  • prevent and counter acts of terrorism through applied research in information analysis, cyber security, and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • increase U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through research of hydrogen and biomass-based fuels
  • reduce the effects of energy generation and use on the environment.

Today, approximately 4,900 are employed at PNNL; our business volume is more than $1.1 billion. Our Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science national scientific user facility. In addition to the Richland campus, we operate a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington; and satellite offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.

Battellethe world's largest independent scientific research and technology development organizationhas operated PNNL for DOE and its predecessors since 1965. One unique feature of Battelle's contract with DOE allows research to be conducted for private industry.

To learn more, see our video(Offsite link)Advancing Transformational Science and Technology on our video page. Thank you for visiting our web site. If you have questions or comments, pleasecontact us.

In one way or another, we hope you will join us and make a scientific discovery today that transforms tomorrow for the better.