Post-Doctoral Position Available at the University of Tennessee
There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK). The position will involve supporting a project focused on establishing a permanent fast neutron imaging facility at Consolidated Nuclear Services in Oak Ridge, TN, for both production use and to enable future work in non-proliferation programs. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Nuclear Engineering or Physics, strong computer programming skills, and a background in experimental research involving the detection and characterization of ionizing radiation. It is desired that the candidate will have familiarity with, as well as a theoretical understanding of, x-ray, neutron, and imaging detectors, including detector materials, analog and digital signal processing, statistical modeling, and data analysis. It is also desirable for the candidate to have familiarity with computer/instrument interfaces and experience with radiation transport calculations such as MCNP, GEANT4 and SCALE. Good human relations and communication skills are requisite. The ability to perform research and development in a collaborative environment is required, including excellent oral and written communication skills. U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance is required. Publications and travel to conferences is expected. The initial appointment is for a period of 12 months with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional 24 months. Knoxville, a vibrant and growing city, is nestled at the base of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Knoxville was recently rated the "best place in the U.S. for new college graduates to live and work" by the ERI Economic Research Institute, a compensation research firm specializing in salary survey and cost-of-living studies. This comes on the heels of Knoxville's "ninth hottest area of the country to do business" ranking and a five-star rating for quality of life. The Knoxville-Oak Ridge area, home to 100+ nuclear-related companies, is also a national powerhouse in nuclear science and engineering research and industry.
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