Postdoctoral Associate, Reactor Physics Modeling

Massachusetts, United States
Thursday, 10 September 2020
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Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture  and benefits  that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future  then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, REACTOR PHYSICS MODELING, Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, to join a research program that is carrying out several research projects including highly enriched uranium fuel and LEU fuel mixed core transition cycles study, reactor safety analysis, and impact assessment of fuel fabrication specifications. Responsibilities include reactor modeling and safety analysis in collaboration with MIT team members and external stakeholders such as Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and national laboratories. 

The MIT Research Reactor (MITR) is the primary experimental facility of the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory and one of five U.S. high performance research reactors.  The MITR will lead the demonstration of an innovative high-density U-10Mo low enrichment uranium (LEU) fuel design to meet the global non-proliferation and reactor performance goals. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering, physics, or another related field; in-depth knowledge of nuclear reactor physics and associated computational methods; experience with stochastic neutronics codes (e.g., MCNP, Serpent, etc.); programming experience, including with scripting languages; self-motivation; experience with uncertainty quantification tool kits, burnup/depletion analysis and machine-learning algorithm; meticulous attention to detail; and the ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently and to keep to schedules and deadlines. Job #18638

This position is expected to start from May 2020 and is subject to a one-year term with possible renewal on annual basis. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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