Scientist II (2292)

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Website Navarro Inc.

Navarro Inc.

Company : Navarro Inc.

Country: United States

Location : Richland, Washington

Post: Sat, 25 Mar 2023 05:24:53 GMT

Expires: Sat, 22 Apr 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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Navarro Research and Engineering is recruiting for a Scientist II in Richland, WA.

Navarro Research & Engineering is an award-winning federal contractor dedicated to partnering with our clients to overcome their most challenging environmental, technical, and infrastructure missions within the nuclear and environmental industries. Joining Navarro means being a part of an exceptional team committed to quality and safety while also looking for innovative strategies to create value for the client’s success. Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Navarro has active programs in place across the nation for DOE/NNSA, NASA, and the Department of Defense.

This position will support Hanford Laboratory Management and Integration, LLC (HLMI). HLMI is located in Richland, WA, and operates, manages, and maintains the 222-S Laboratory Complex for the Department of Energy. The HLMI members are Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN), and Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International (Gaithersburg, MD).

Responsible for conducting scientific and/or analytical studies in support of 222-S Laboratory operations and developing scientific solutions to technical task activities and objectives. Collaborates with other technical staff to devise new approaches to scientific problems. Develops technical plans and reports, including integration with DOE-RL and other site contractors, and obtain customer and stakeholder acceptance. May serve as a lead by directing the analytical activities of Technicians.

This position will support activities of the Research and Testing Development (R&TD) Organization in performing non-routine activities and studies.


Under minimal supervision, plan and coordinate various phases of scientific studies/developmental work and deliver technical papers for DOE-RL and other site contractors

Perform a variety of scientific duties including, but not limited to: waste and environmental sampling/analysis, process control support, performing and/or reviewing scientific calculations/analyses, preparing data tables, data quality

As a subject matter expert within assigned areas, coordinate and work closely with other scientific staff and chemical technologists

Operate under strict deadlines. Plan, organize and manage activities in assigned areas to meet Laboratory and client schedules.

Author, perform reviews, and systematic process improvements for methods, procedures and test plans

Perform radioactive material processing and/or, analytical characterization of radioactive materials in chemical fume hoods or hot cell environments.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in scientific discipline and 10 years directly related experience

Must have a strong background in inorganic and analytical chemistry

Strong writing and computer skills, candidate must be a proficient user of Microsoft Word and Excel

Must be able to qualify as radiological worker

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of the Hanford Site Processes and Mission

Advanced scientific degree

Experience in one or more of the following: Corrosion analysis, SEM/EDS, CT-X-ray, FTIR, Raman

Radiological laboratory work experience

Demonstrated scientific communication skills, knowledge of laboratory operations and quality assurance practices

Ability to multi-task in a dynamic work environment

Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearances requirements, US citizenship is required.

Navarro is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Grade 20: $122,813 – $154,838

In accordance with the Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc (Navarro) salary determination process, Navarro takes into consideration the level of assigned job duties and responsibilities and the candidate’s education, training, and/or experience relative to internal peers and the external labor market. A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.


Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits*; 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; vacation/sick/vacation pay*.

*Based on eligibility rules

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