Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate for Research and Data Development and Modeling in GIS

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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The Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Group at the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSED) is looking for post-B.S. candidates to support spatial research initiatives with special emphasis in spatio-temporal population and social dynamics modeling and simulation. The work will include data collection, input, quality assurance, multi-resolution data analysis and fusion, and verification and validation. There will also be opportunity in the development and implementation of novel population distribution and dynamics models to include temporal, demographic and cultural characterizations. Opportunities for publications and presentations of research in professional journals and to the scientific community will be available and we strongly encourage participation. Appointments typically range from three months to one year subject to renewal upon availability and job performance.


Post B.S. in geography, demography, geospatial science or a closely related discipline with exposure to working with digital spatial data and imagery.
• Experience with GIS principles and analytical techniques, data management, and visualization.
• Experience with commercial GIS (ESRI products including ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS) is required.
• Excellent communication (oral and writing), organization, and decision-making skills. Strong interpersonal skills and working effectively as a team member are essential.
Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than three years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program and is administered by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree received within the last36 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Computer Sciences (17 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (23 )

I certify that I have completed coursework towards a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.

ORAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability); visit the ORAU website for required employment notices.