Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Radiation Detection Scientist/Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306273

Directorate: National Security

Division: Signatures Science & Technology

Group: Radiation Detection & Nuclear Sciences

Job Description

The Radiation Detection and Nuclear Sciences group is seeking nuclear physicists, nuclear engineers, or particle physicists to support or lead a wide variety of research and development efforts involving radiation detection and related instruments and systems with particular emphasis on novel technology exploration. The successful candidate should demonstrate an interest and aptitude toward building and leading research projects and working effectively in dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams that involve chemists, materials scientists, electrical engineers and statisticians. The research group seeking to fill these positions supports a number of critical national security missions along with missions relating to environmental monitoring and fundamental science.

This position focuses on novel detector development and application of cutting-edge radiation detection and imaging technologies from the fundamental science communities to national and homeland security, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear material detection and characterization, and environmental science. Candidates should have a broad knowledge base in detector development from design and simulation through construction and performance testing. Particular needs at present are for expertise in imaging techniques for nuclear safeguards applications, and leadership in the physics program of Belle II experiment at KEK Laboratory in Japan.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have B.S. with 2 to 3 years experience, MS with 0 to 2 years experience or Ph.D. is required.

- Experience in radiation detection and experimentation is required.

- Record of research accomplishments required, particularly peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference to candidates with B.S with 5+ years’ experience, M.S. with 3 years’ experience, or Ph.D. 1+ years’ experience.

Preference to candidates will have a current Q Clearance and the ability to maintain said clearance.

Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. in physics, nuclear engineering, nuclear chemistry, or other related field with a research emphasis on nuclear instrumentation.

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.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

* U.S. Citizenship

* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Radiation Detect & Nucl Sci's

Opening Date: 2017-02-08

Closing Date: 2017-02-25