Available Courses

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


Data Integration & Analysis

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

  • Technical Reachback - Advanced modeling and hazard prediction computing tools assist US Government agencies and first responders with planning, operations, and analysis in response to chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, and explosives (CBRNE) events.
  • Advanced Analysis - Advanced analytics (e.g., cloud-based data fusion, unstructured data discovery, deep learning algorithms, and adaptable visualization tools) support operational requirements to qualify and quantify CBRNE threats.
  • Modeling-Architecture - Frameworks for effects modeling and simulation to support collaboration across US Government agencies by integration of detection, support, training, and response to CBRNE threat scenarios.
  • Not accepting applications at this time

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.

  • Not accepting applications at this time

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.

  • Not accepting applications at this time

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.

Eligibility & Requirements

Candidate must be a US citizen.

Candidates must be able to obtain a SECRET level security clearance.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree
(students who will have degree conferred within six months are encouraged to apply).

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
(applicants must be willing to relocate to greater Washington, DC area).

Term: 1-3 years.


For additional questions, contact us at psp@nsri.nebraskaresearch.gov.

Please do not contact DTRA directly.