Post-Irradiation Examinations Postdoctoral Research Associate

Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls , ID 83405

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Job Information

Job Title: Post-irradiation Examinations Postdoctoral Research Associate

Org: Post Irradiation Examinations

Contact: Thomas.Steele@inl.gov

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC 4X10 Schedule)

Mission/Vision Statement

Empowering the Nation's Energy Future

Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research associate working in the Advanced Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) and Characterization Directorate at the Materials and Fuels complex of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication through post irradiation analysis.

Conduct research involving the post irradiation examination (PIE) of different irradiated nuclear fuels. The particular focus of this position will be on the performance of different Accident Tolerant Fuel concepts for light water reactors, but a wide variety of other fuel forms may be studied during this appointment (i.e.

Metallic Fuel). In this position you will assist in the collection of PIE data, analyze and interpret data to determine fuel performance. You will evaluate fuel performance at a wide range of scales necessary to elucidate the physics of observed phenomena. Incorporation of fuel performance data into applicable modeling and simulation tools will be encouraged.

You will be responsible for publication of research results in internal reports and the open literature. Individuals are sought with background and experience in the microstructure characterization tools that can be used to tackle performance issues associated with nuclear reactor fuels.

Required

  • PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years

  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or comparable disciplines

  • Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in English

  • Demonstrated expertise (through peer reviewed journals) in radiation induced defects in materials relevant to both oxide and metallic fuels Material Science

  • Expertise in nuclear materials, nuclear fuels performance or components dealing with the nuclear fuel cycle. Willingness to expand knowledge in fuel performance modeling is requested

  • Excellent publication record in peer reviewed journals

  • Successful record of writing and being awarded research grants

  • Ability to be a strong team player and effectively organize and lead tasks

  • Relevant experience working in a research laboratory environment

DESIRED QUALIFICIATIONS

  • Previous experience in advanced characterization techniques using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), focused ion beam (FIB), atom probe tomography (APT) is a plus.

Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.

Employee Job Functions

Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.

Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Standing, Bending/stooping, Squatting, Fine motor control (hands), Visually demanding work, Audio alarms, Ability to smell, Stairs, Hazardous chemical/waste, Radiation work, , >8 Hrs/day, Protective clothing, Typing/keyboard

Please Apply Before: December 28, 2020

Environmental, Safety and Health Statement

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

Other Information

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

INL Overview

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Idaho Falls Area

Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.



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