Research Scientist Position Available at the University of Tennessee
There is an immediate opening for a Research Scientist in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The position will involve supporting projects focused on development of radiation scanning technologies and facilities that employ x-rays and high energy neutrons. 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 and systems, including detector materials, analog and digital signal processing, statistical modeling, data analysis, and near-real-time computing. 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 discrete-ordinates-based codes. The candidate will also help to mentor the work of undergraduate and graduate engineering students and may assist with giving lectures, so this position is appropriate for those with future faculty interest. Good human relations and communication skills are requisite. The ability to perform research and development on multiple projects in a collaborative environment is required, including excellent oral and written communication skills. Authoring of archival publications and travel to domestic and/or international conferences is expected. U.S. citizenship is required. The initial appointment is for a period of 9 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 partnership between UT and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the nation's largest science and energy national laboratory, and the Y-12 National Security Complex are strong. University researchers often work on joint programs with ORNL or Y-12, sometimes in part time residence there. 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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