Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name NEN-1/Safeguards Science And Techno

What You Will Do


The Safeguards Science and Technology group, NEN-1, is seeking postdoctoral researchers with interests in one of the areas listed below for a two-year appointment, with a possible third year extension. Each selected candidate will partner with staff to conduct research in an area that is closely aligned with his/her academic interests and the programmatic mission of the group. The Postdoc may gain experience in:

·         Developing safeguards concepts, instruments, techniques, and technologies to monitor, measure, and detect the proliferation or diversion of nuclear materials;

·         Developing algorithms to effectively analyze large and/or diverse data sets with new mathematical/statistical methods;

·         Developing new protocols, analysis techniques, and signatures for the next generation of nuclear arms control instruments;

·         Developing new protocols, detector instruments, analysis techniques, and procedures for advanced nuclear security systems and applications.

There are opportunities for technically advanced work performed here to be published in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

·         Strong publication record in one or more of the following areas: nuclear engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical/electronics engineering, or other closely related technical field of study.

·         Excellent writing and communication skills, as evidenced by publications and the cover letter.

·         Ability to work effectively in a team.

Desired Skills

·         Demonstrated ability to teach technical concepts and methods to audiences of varied backgrounds.

·         Demonstrated ability to work successfully across various cultures and countries.

·         Expertise in a core instrument or methodology used in international safeguards, security, arms control, or nonproliferation verification.

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