Infrastructure Risk Analyst

Basic Purpose : Through the application of risk-based evaluations of international, national, regional and/or local critical infrastructure systems, provides analytical support to the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences (DIS) Division. This role includes examining and developing tools, datasets, and strategies for protection, mitigation, and response and recovery to enhance national and global security and estimating cascading impacts on critical infrastructure and essential services (transportation, water, food, finance, emergency services, telecommunications, etc.).

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Support principal investigators in the development and implementation of research methodologies to analyze infrastructure systems.
  • Develop and apply appropriate infrastructure risk analysis techniques (including threat/hazard, vulnerability, consequence, and resilience analysis methodologies) to understand how public and private sector infrastructure assets and systems function under normal and adverse conditions.
  • Evaluate interdependencies among infrastructure assets and systems using qualitative and quantitative research methods and estimate potential cascading impacts of infrastructure disruptions on essential services.
  • Develop/contribute to analyses, tools, models, visualizations, reports, and technical publications in support of sponsored research programs on infrastructure systems.
  • Develop concept papers on emerging topics and issues related to security and resilience of infrastructure systems.
  • Participate in conferences, seminars, and meetings as requested by principal investigators and sponsors.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

  • Advanced degree in a relevant science or engineering field such as industrial engineering, civil engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or similar.
  • Ability to design infrastructure system research projects; develop, test, and apply relevant analytic methods; and clearly present results.
  • Knowledge of one or more critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., water and wastewater systems, energy, communications, transportation, food and agriculture).
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g., Python, R, HTML) to support statistical analysis and data visualization.
  • Experience with threat analysis and strategic intelligence in support of national and global security issues.
  • Skill in oral and written communication, particularly in integrating information from various sources into cohesive reports and analyses.
  • Skill in independently developing technical approaches as well as contributing effectively to team efforts to meet research requirements.
  • Skill in producing end-results within specific timeframes through a combination of self-motivated and manager-directed initiatives, often with tight deadlines.

  • Selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance and must be a U.S. citizen. Please see for more information about requirements for obtaining a security clearance process.
  • RD2 Level: Bachelor's and 5+ years; Master's and 3+ years; Doctorate and 2-4 years, or equivalent

Job Family
Research Development (RD)

Job Profile
Infrastructure Assurance Analysis 2

Worker Type

Time Type
Full time

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