Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Nuclear Monitoring in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306708

Directorate: National Security

Division: Signatures Science and Technology

Group: Radiation Detection and Nuclear Sciences


Job Description

Science investigations that support improvement in one or more areas of nuclear monitoring.

-Experiments of noble gas transport through porous media.

-Atmospheric modeling studies for IMS/IDC data fusion work.

-Local atmospheric modeling for OSI applications (HYSPLIT-WRF).

-Experiments to support local atmospheric modeling, LIDAR a plus

-Noble gas background studies in various geologies.

-Subsurface transport modeling in support of improved nuclear explosion monitoring.

-ORIGEN modeling to support NEM signature studies.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Must have the ability to obtain a future security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.


Preferred Qualifications

Expertise with the measurement of radionuclides including radioactive noble gasses in the environment, calculations of radionuclide transport within the environment, and source identification. Has a good understanding of radionuclide measurement techniques including gamma-ray spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and other methods. Radioactive gas transport modeling through the atmosphere (including HYSPLIT or similar) and subsurface (including STOMP or similar). Understanding and experience with computational codes such as ORIGEN and MCNP for radionuclide production calculations. Experience with the measurement of fission products and activation products in the laboratory. Lastly, the ability to calculate and experimentally verify radionuclide release, transport, and fate of radionuclides in the environment.

Preferred Education - Ph.D. in physics, nuclear engineering, or related fields. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.


Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Radiation Detect & Nucl Sci's

Opening Date: 2017-08-09

Closing Date: 2017-08-23