Stanton Fellow in Nuclear Security

Massachusetts, United States
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE)-Laboratory for Nuclear Security Policy (LNSP), to work on research projects at the intersection of technology and nuclear security policy. Fellows may join an existing project or propose their own. Projects should take advantage of faculty expertise at LNSP and NSE. Collaboration with members of the MIT Security Studies Program is encouraged. Fellows will be required to produce an original, policy-relevant paper before the conclusion of the fellowship, preferably a publication in an academic journal. Will also present work at the annual Stanton Nuclear Security Seminar hosted by the Stanton Foundation.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in a relevant technical field (e.g., nuclear engineering, physics, nuclear chemistry, etc.) or a combination of technical expertise in nuclear-related sciences and an advanced degree in a related policy area by the inception of the fellowship. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates who have appropriate technical background sufficient to ensure success of research but who lack an advanced degree are welcome to apply, however, preference will be given to scholars seeking to develop a career in the field.  

Fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000/year. 

The fellowship is awarded for one year with an opportunity for one year of renewal. This is an ongoing opportunity. Appointments will typically follow the academic year. 

Applications received by December 15, 2018, will be considered for fellowships in the 2018-2019 academic year beginning September 2019.  Final selection of fellows will occur by March 15, 2019.

Additional application details are available at

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.