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Postdoctoral Research Associate -- NDA Modeling and Algorithm Development
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Safeguards & Security Technology (SST) Group within the Nuclear Security & Isotope Technology Division (NSIT) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks applications for an applied Research and Development (R&D) post-doctoral position to support R&D missions associated with safeguarding and securing nuclear fuel cycle materials.

The NSIT Division at ORNL is involved with improving the protection of nuclear materials and fuel cycle technology from theft, diversion, and illicit use, while at the same time allowing for the peaceful use of these materials and technologies. NSIT contributes world class research; technology development and deployment that play a vital role in the implementation of global nuclear security and nonproliferation agreements. We have a range of expertise, facilities, and programs that focus on nuclear security challenges, and it is the combination of these activities that assist in meeting the overall mission needs in this area.

The mission of SST Group is the development of new tools and methodologies that improve the global capability to detect, measure, characterize, and track fuel cycle materials as they are processed, stored, and transported. The group supports the verification needs for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the US arms control community. Many of the group’s R&D efforts involve the advancement of state-of-the–art safeguards and security systems, the development of new technologies and systems that improve the timeliness of diversion detection, and assessments of verification technologies for vulnerabilities.

SST sponsors include the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD) and other government and private organizations. The group has state-of-the-art experimental facilities that utilize one-of-a-kind equipment for performing nondestructive assay (NDA) measurements of nuclear materials, monitoring fuel cycle processes, and for detecting and securing nuclear and radiological materials. The successful candidate will work with experienced safeguards and security professionals to develop new technologies for global nuclear security missions.

Major Duties / Responsibilities

This position, reporting to the SST group leader, will be responsible for providing R&D support under the direction of senior R&D staff.  It requires the ability to solve experimental and data analysis research problems at the forefront of NDA metrology and to prepare and provide presentations and reports, including materials for peer reviewed journals. 

The duties of this position will vary with each project; ranging from the development of specialized safeguards equipment or systems to conducting training on best safeguards practices; to supporting system testing in operating nuclear facilities. Other responsibilities will include following established safety practices, working with nuclear materials in radiological areas, and managing financial, material, and labor resources associated with assigned work. This position requires competence in technical writing and oral presentation of work.

The successful candidate may participate in programmatic reviews, support special projects; and sometimes represent principle investigators on project matters. This position will also support scientific visits, laboratory tours, hosting of workshops, and technical exchanges with domestic and international collaborators and may include some domestic and foreign travel. 

Qualifications

Candidates must recently have obtained a PhD in physics, nuclear science or nuclear engineering; and a have some working experience with radioactive and nuclear materials.
The selected candidate will have a strong personal motivation to learn and grow, and have through past efforts; demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment.

Candidates must be familiar with the practical measurement and applications of either gamma-ray spectroscopy or neutron counting, or ideally both aspects. Position requires an understanding of nondestructive assay methods and their applications. A strong mathematical foundation including applied statistical analysis, analytical & numerical methods, and functional methods is desired. Experience with sensitivity analysis, uncertainty quantification and inverse methods as applied to NDA measurements; along with experience using simulation techniques particularly the Monte Carlo method are desired. Candidate must be conversant with a modern programming and at least one scripting language. Knowledge of nuclear fuel cycle processes is desired. Position also requires periodically working in compliant and hazardous environments.

Experience working with Federal customers and/or DOE Safeguards, Security, and Nonproliferation R&D programs and Experience preparing and submitting R&D proposals is desirable. Teaching experience and an interest in training and mentoring would be beneficial.

Knowledge of radiation transport and reactor physics would also be advantageous.

The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance is required.

This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse program (WSAP) testing designed position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.

To apply directly, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1K7MQ7X 

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Posted August 11, 2015


Electrical Engineer for Safeguard Systems 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Safeguards & Security Technology (SST) Group within the Nuclear Security & Isotope Technology Division (NSIT) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks applications for an applied Research and Development (R&D) staff position to support R&D missions associated with safeguarding and securing nuclear fuel cycle materials.

The NSIT Division at ORNL is involved with improving the protection of nuclear materials and fuel cycle technology from theft, diversion, and illicit use, while at the same time allowing for the peaceful use of these materials and technologies. NSIT contributes world class research; technology development and deployment that play a vital role in the implementation of global nuclear security and nonproliferation agreements. We have a range of expertise, facilities, and programs that focus on nuclear security challenges, and it is the combination of these activities that assist in meeting the overall mission needs in this area.

The mission of SST Group is the development of new tools and methodologies that improve the global capability to detect, measure, characterize, and track fuel cycle materials as they are processed, stored, and transported. The group supports the verification needs for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the US arms control community. Many of the group’s R&D efforts involve the advancement of state-of-the–art safeguards and security systems, the development of new technologies and systems that improve the timeliness of diversion detection, and assessments of verification technologies for vulnerabilities.

SST sponsors include the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD) and other government and private organizations. The group has state-of-the-art experimental facilities that utilize one-of-a-kind equipment for performing nondestructive assay (NDA) measurements of nuclear materials, monitoring fuel cycle processes, and for detecting and securing nuclear and radiological materials. The successful candidate will work with experienced safeguards and security professionals to develop new technologies for global nuclear security missions.

Major Duties / Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be working with senior staff within SST and throughout NSITD in general to execute mission driven needs. Individuals will be expected to contribute to current and emerging R&D efforts, support safeguards and security training, help maintain scientific instrumentation and equipment, and support global outreach programs. The individual should have a basic understanding of the domestic and international methods used for monitoring fuel cycle activities (associated with mining, milling, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, weapons and waste). Additionally, past experience working with customers at the DOE/NNSA, DHS, DOD, DTRA, and the IAEA is desirable.

Specifically there will be a variety of software and hardware development efforts associated with applications requiring tamper indicating technologies, authentication of hardware and software, and unattended monitoring systems. Candidate will be expected to contribute papers and presentations of work to both national and international audiences, regularly respond to proposal calls, and are willing to work in nuclear and radiological facilities/areas. Other responsibilities will include following established safety practices, working with nuclear materials in radiological areas, and managing financial, material, and labor resources associated with assigned work. This position requires competence in technical writing and oral presentation of work.

Qualifications

This research position requires a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a pertinent physical science or a Master’s degree in the aforementioned disciplines with a minimum of three years of work experience. The individual must have working knowledge of computer languages such as C#, Python, and VHDL or Verilog and the tools/compilers used to create them.

This person should also have familiarity with FPGAs and microcontrollers and have taken analog, digital, and operational amplifiers courses. It is desirable for the candidate to have experience with data, cyber, and device security approaches.
It is also desirable that candidates have experience with radiation measurement methods, conducting experiments with sensor based systems, and knowledge statistical analysis tools.

Excellent human relation, oral and written communication skills are requisite for this position along with a demonstrated ability to work in team-oriented environment with a broad range of domestic and international collaborators.

Domestic and international travel is expected with this position.

The position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” clearance.

This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse program (WSAP) testing designed position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.

To apply directly, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1DvDbeT 

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Posted August 11, 2015


Nuclear Safeguards Systems Engineer/Scientist 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Safeguards & Security Technology (SST) Group within the Nuclear Security & Isotope Technology Division (NSIT) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks applications for an applied Research and Development (R&D) staff position to support R&D missions associated with safeguarding and securing nuclear fuel cycle materials.

The NSIT Division at ORNL is involved with improving the protection of nuclear materials and fuel cycle technology from theft, diversion, and illicit use, while at the same time allowing for the peaceful use of these materials and technologies. NSIT contributes world class research; technology development and deployment that play a vital role in the implementation of global nuclear security and nonproliferation agreements. We have a range of expertise, facilities, and programs that focus on nuclear security challenges, and it is the combination of these activities that assist in meeting the overall mission needs in this area.

The mission of SST Group is the development of new tools and methodologies that improve the global capability to detect, measure, characterize, and track fuel cycle materials as they are processed, stored, and transported. The group supports the verification needs for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the US arms control community. Many of the group’s R&D efforts involve the advancement of state-of-the–art safeguards and security systems, the development of new technologies and systems that improve the timeliness of diversion detection, and assessments of verification technologies for vulnerabilities.

SST sponsors include the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD) and other government and private organizations. The group has state-of-the-art experimental facilities that utilize one-of-a-kind equipment for performing nondestructive assay (NDA) measurements of nuclear materials, monitoring fuel cycle processes, and for detecting and securing nuclear and radiological materials. The successful candidate will work with experienced safeguards and security professionals to develop new technologies for global nuclear security missions.

Major Duties / Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be working with senior staff within SST and throughout NSITD in general to execute mission driven needs. Individuals will be expected to contribute to current and emerging R&D efforts, support safeguards and security training, help maintain scientific instrumentation and equipment, and support global outreach programs. The individual should have a basic understanding of the domestic and international methods used for monitoring fuel cycle activities (associated with mining, milling, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, weapons and waste). Additionally, past experience working with customers at the DOE/NNSA, DHS, DOD, DTRA, and the IAEA is desirable.

Specifically there will be a variety of software and hardware development efforts associated with applications requiring tamper indicating technologies, authentication of hardware and software, and unattended monitoring systems. Candidate will be expected to contribute papers and presentations of work to both national and international audiences, regularly respond to proposal calls, and are willing to work in nuclear and radiological facilities/areas. Other responsibilities will include following established safety practices, working with nuclear materials in radiological areas, and managing financial, material, and labor resources associated with assigned work. This position requires competence in technical writing and oral presentation of work.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in Physics, Nuclear Engineering or a related field; or a MS degree with a minimum of two years of experience in applied nuclear measurement methods, computer algorithm development, and a understanding of statistical methods. It is desirable that applicants for this position have working experience in nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation R&D programs. It is also desirable that candidates have experience with specific measurement methods, including gamma-ray spectroscopy; portal monitoring; hand-held spectroscopy; neutron counting; neutron coincidence counting; pulsed-neutron systems; tomography; and neutron activation analysis. Additional experience with radiation transport modeling codes, either discrete ordinates or Monte Carlo is desirable, as well as statistical analysis tools.

Excellent human relation, oral and written communication skills are requisite for this position along with a demonstrated ability to work in team-oriented environment with a broad range of domestic and
international collaborators. This position requires competence in technical writing and oral presentation of work. Domestic and international travel is expected with this position.

The position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” clearance.

This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse program (WSAP) testing designed position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.

To apply directly, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1T0qe3v 

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Posted August 11, 2015


Director, Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs
Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory is leading the charge in Nuclear Nonproliferation research and readiness.  The lab hosts unique nuclear capabilities and facilities normally associated with a proliferating nation state. This infrastructure, in combination with world leading nonproliferation experts, provides a world class environment from which we develop technical solutions to address current and emerging nonproliferation challenges.  We are working together with federal agency partners, industry leaders and academia contribution to solve real world problems including international nuclear safeguards and security, radiological training for first responders and nuclear cyber security research.  Our overall mission is to deliver excellence in science and technology research, development, demonstration and deployment as one of the Department of Energy's (DOE) multi-program national laboratories. 

This role of Division Director will be directly accountable to the Associate Laboratory Director and will collaborate extensively with senior leadership across the complex.  The successful candidate will develop a vision and strategically lead the Nuclear Nonproliferation (NNP) Division, ensuring expansion of INL's recognition as a premier laboratory addressing national and international challenges in nuclear/radiological signatures and detection, nuclear energy nonproliferation and safeguards, nuclear and radiological counter proliferation, and materials and process security.

Armed with a strong budget, you will steer strategic initiatives and provide leadership guidance, provide oversight and direction for a staff of approximately 50 direct employees and a host of matrixed employees collaborating on programmatic objectives.  The Director will have full responsibility for business volume, capability development, and brand recognition while ensuring the Division operates with excellence. In this critical role, you will implement the National & Homeland Security 2020 vision, creating strategic partnerships with the senior executive team, DOE and other key agencies to mature and enhance INL's reputation as a leader in Nuclear Nonproliferation. 

Our ideal candidate will bring education and experience in several of these areas:

  • BS degree in relevant scientific/engineering discipline plus 15 years relevant experience OR advance degree in relevant scientific/engineering discipline plus 13 years relevant experience  
  • A strong understanding of  US Nonproliferation strategy and challenges
  • Knowledge of the nonproliferation community (customers, national laboratories, academia, and non-governmental organizations) and technical/operational needs
  • Established relationships with NNSA, NA-22 and NA-24
  • Experience in the management and leadership of complex nuclear operations
  • Prior success in relevant line management/senior leadership positions required
  • Strong inter-personal and customer relations skills as well as verbal and written communication at a level appropriate for strategic plan development/implementation
  • Forming and leading teams in the accomplishment of strategic objectives required

Special Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q- clearance and SCI clearance.
  • Must be willing and able to complete successful polygraph examination.

Apply:  Please send your resume to domini@blackmereconsulting.com for review and consideration

Posted July 14, 2015 


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