Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Engineering Post Masters Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Advanced Nuclear Technology Group (NEN‐2) conducts research, development, training and operations in the application of passive and active nuclear measurement techniques, as well as radiography. Applications of primary interest to the group include weapons of mass destruction, emergency response programs, intelligence support activities, and international treaty verification. NEN‐2 also conducts nuclear criticality research supporting basic research in nuclear chain‐reacting systems and contributing to arms control and treaty verification, waste assay, safeguards and accountability, and environmental restoration. A key component of the NEN‐2 mission is to teach a wide variety of personnel how to safely handle, detect, characterize, and manage nuclear materials. NEN‐2 staﬀ members conduct classes in criticality safety, nuclear materials handling methods, and nuclear instrumentation. NEN critical thinking approach ‐ improving collaboration and safety culture/questioning attitude. NEN‐2 works closely with NCERC Facility Operations (NCERC‐FO) and Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) to execute unique nuclear critical and subcritical experiments. NEN‐2 likewise works closely with the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division.
The successful Post Masters Student candidate will perform the following duties in this position:
Perform simulations (Monte Carlo and/or Deterministic) to aid in experiment design, validation, and methods development.
Perform data acquisition and analysis with neutron and/or gamma detection systems.
Assist in critical experiment design and execution.
Become a qualified Fissionable Material Handler.
Perform simulations to aid in criticality safety knowledge.
Present R&D results to peers via internal, conference, or journal papers
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong candidates will have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following three technical areas:
Familiarity with neutron and/or gamma detection systems including operations and software (MAESTRO, etc.)
Knowledge of the physics associated with radiation detection (scintillators, semi-conductors, proportional counters, etc.)
Knowledge of neutron data analysis (neutron noise methods, etc.)
Knowledge of gamma detection analysis (photopeak identification, etc.)
Radiation Interaction with Matter and Reactor Operations
Knowledge of radiation interaction with matter (cross-sections, mean free paths, etc.)
Familiarity with reactor physics including multiplication, keff, delayed neutrons, etc.
Knowledge of criticality safety
Radiation Transport Simulations
- Familiarity with radiation transport codes (MCNP, SCALE, OPENMC, GAENT, etc.)
Must have demonstrated success in the area of Communication specifically:
Ability to schedule, execute, and meet milestones
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Demonstrated experience planning and executing research projects
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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Contact Name Thomas, Kristin Sue
Vacancy Name: IRC83328
Organization Name NEN-2/Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation-Advanced Nuclear Technology
Req ID: IRC83328
Category: Student - Post Master