Postdoctoral Appointee

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7068747 (Ref:408637)

Posted: August 7, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

In this position, you will characterize and analyze the behavior of nuclear fuels and structural materials used in current- and next-generation nuclear energy systems and research reactors. You will develop correlations to describe the characteristics of materials and models to describe their behavior in typical reactor environments. You will participate in planning, developing, and implementing research in the area of nuclear materials. You will perform experiments at the Argonne Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscope (IVEM), Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS), or Advanced Photon Source (APS). You will also perform post-irradiation examinations using FIB, SEM, and TEM. Furthermore, you will compare and validate predictions of nuclear material performance characteristics with experimental results and/or alternative benchmark models, and evaluate and document the results of analytical activities for presentation to the technical community. You will perform analysis and interpretation of in-reactor post-irradiation examination data to support reactor fuel conversion programs. You will support the preparation of proposals to attract internal/external funding for new projects.

  • Experience operating TEM, FIB and SEM, and analyzing experimental results is required;
  • Experience in one of the X-ray techniques such as diffraction, scattering, tomography, fluorescence, etc. is a plus
  • Knowledge of materials science principles, theories, advanced characterization techniques, and practices for the design, analysis, and testing of candidate nuclear fuel and cladding materials is essential.
  • Knowledge of one or more specialized areas in finite element modeling is a plus
  • Skill in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches and solutions to quantitative problems is necessary.
  • Skills in the use of computers and in the analysis of computational results, in the clear and effective documentation and communication of results, and in interaction with co-workers and support personnel is required.
  • Some knowledge of programming is required.

 

To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.

 

 

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or associated field at the Ph.D. degree level & 0 years’ of professional experience.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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