Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Nuclear Monitoring in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 311305
Directorate: National Security
Division: Signatures Science and Technology
Group:Applied Radiation Detection
The Applied Radiation Detection (ARD) Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is focused on the development of technology supporting applied radiation measurements. Projects within the group range from highly applied projects in support of international treaties and national security to fundamental science projects in the areas of nuclear science, novel sensor technology development, and machine learning algorithms.
The ARD Group is seeking postdoctoral candidates who will contribute to a wide variety of research, development, testing, and evaluation efforts involving radiation detection systems, methodologies, and algorithms. The successful candidate will be called on to perform the following duties during their daily routine:
Participate in the development, design, implementation, fabrication, and characterization of radiation detectors
Analysis of radioactive spectra to calculate efficiencies, activities, and concentrations
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.
Position requires U.S. citizenship.
Demonstrated experience in the following is preferred:
Proficiency with radiation detector hardware and radiation detection instrumentation
Nuclear data analysis and gamma spectroscopy
Proficiency in programming (Python, ROOT, Fortran, C++, Geant4, MCNP)
Demonstrated creativity and highly developed problem-solving skills
Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment
Ph.D. in Physics, Nuclear Engineering; will also consider candidates possessing Ph.D. in related field with demonstrated experience in radiation detection. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.
Directorate: National Security
Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs
Group: Applied Radiation Detection
Opening Date: 2020-10-19
Closing Date: 2020-12-31