What You Will Do
Are you looking for a career that is intellectually challenging and imbued with purpose? If the answer is “yes” we encourage you to learn more about our opening for a Radiation Transportation Scientist (Scientist 2) in the Radiation Transport Applications Group (XCP-7).
In this role you would use your radiation transport expertise to support LANL in accomplishing a variety of national security objectives. Our Group delivers high-quality analysis and understanding of neutron, gamma, proton and electron transport to analyze issues for an array of DOE missions, including stockpile stewardship, global nuclear security, criticality safety, and facility design.
We are seeking candidates that have simulation and/or experimental backgrounds and interest in some of the following areas: experimental diagnostics, intrinsic radiation, radiation detection and measurement, shielding design, criticality safety, nuclear threat reduction and response, radiation health protection, nuclear weapons effects, and nuclear forensics. While most of our analysis involve the use of Monte Carlo radiation transport codes (especially MCNP6 and GEANT), we do value expertise with Discrete Ordinate methods. We also value experience with experiment design and radiation detection hardware, data collection, interpretation and analysis.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
You will need advanced knowledge (PhD level) in two or more of the following technical areas: experimental diagnostics, intrinsic radiation, radiation detection and measurement, shielding design, criticality safety, nuclear threat reduction and response, radiation health protection, nuclear weapons effects, and nuclear forensics.
For this role you will need expertise in at least one radiation transport simulation code (e.g. MCNP6, GEANT, Attila/Attila4MC, PARTISN, etc.)
Team work is essential to the success of our group. As such you will need to have demonstrated the ability to function effectively in a team environment with a willingness to learn new skills and be flexible in work assignments. This includes exhibiting professional conduct in interactions with co-workers and supervisors.
Communication skills are critical in our group. You will need to have the ability to demonstrate scientific productivity via publications and presentations to peers.
Position requires an advanced degree in a STEM field from an accredited college and university, typically with post-doctoral research experience at a university or national lab or equivalent experience. Preference will be given to those with MS or PhD in nuclear engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, or applied mathematics.
Additional Simulation and Software
It would be great if you had additional science & engineering simulation capabilities, such as ABAQUS, or SpaceClaim. It would also help if you had working knowledge of a scripting language and/or data analysis software (e.g. Matlab, root, python, etc.)
Modeling & Experimentation
Experience modeling particle transport experiments and analysis/comparison of experimental data would be helpful to your job duties.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration you need to submit a CV, and a comprehensive cover letter describing their qualifications and how they meet the required and desired requirements for the position.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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