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Nuclear Technologies

DTRA’s nuclear technologies research program traces back to the Manhattan Project. Unique technical expertise supports the DoD mission in protecting the US against nuclear threats.


Nuclear Technology Detection - Technology to locate, characterize, and track nuclear materials

  • Nuclear and Radiation Threat Detection Post-Doctoral Fellow
    - Not accepting applications at this time

Nuclear Technology Effects - Models and planning tools to predict primary, secondary, and tertiary consequences of nuclear explosions to inform strategic deterrence operations

  • Mathematics / Math Physics Post-Doctoral Fellow
    - Not accepting applications at this time

Nuclear Technology Assessments - Provide multi-mission nuclear wargaming, analysis, monitoring and verification capabilities in support of Joint Forces and International partners

Nuclear Technology Survivability - Analysis of technology and infrastructure protection to ensure mission critical systems can operate in a nuclear environment

Counter WMD Technologies

DTRA’s scientists, engineers, and military experts improve technologies to identify and neutralize weapons of mass destruction. Specifically, DTRA works to advance technology to identify and characterize hidden WMD and technologies designed specifically to defeat WMD. Research in CWMD technologies is multi-disciplinary bridging physics, chemistry, and engineering to protect against WMDs.


  • Counter WMD Technologies -
    Not accepting applications at this time

Data Integration & Analysis

DTRA’s data integration and analysis research program utilizes technological advances in modeling to support operational needs.


Chemical & Biological Technologies

DTRA is actively engaged in global efforts to improve detection and characterization of chemical and biological threats informing response and therapeutic intervention. Technologies such as real-time global biosurveillance, collaborative biotechnology tools, wearable medical devices and sensors, and rapid countermeasure production protect against WMD threats.


Test Science

DTRA provides scientific, technical, and engineering expertise for simulated WMD threats. Operationally relevant testing and analysis evaluates WMD threats, detects and characterizes WMD signatures, and validates modeling and simulation tools. Research in test science transitions early technologies to operational capabilities in chemical/biological testing, radiological/nuclear materials detection testing, and nuclear event characterization.


Interdisciplinary Computational Science

The Scholars Program was designed to utilize mission-critical expertise possessed by highly qualified subject matter experts in DTRA’s mission to combat and respond to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation and use. This position is mostly focused on support of basic research and program management. The job location is in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.


Interdisciplinary Computational Scientist Postdoctoral Scholar


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