Nuclear Technology Detection

– Accepting applications 1 September 2018 – 7 November 2018


Strong quantitative abilities and communication skills are sought. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, mathematical sciences, applied physics, physics, engineering sciences or a related field. Skills desired include broad knowledge of laboratory detector science, computational methods, and modeling. Experience with machine learning or other artificial intelligence methods is required. Knowledge of basic principles in nuclear physics is also required. Experimental or theoretical specialties are welcome, but candidates need to be willing and flexible at learning and reviewing concepts beyond their specialty.

Work Description:

This position is located within DTRA, on-site at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. This is not a bench research position within a lab, but is focused on support of DoD 6.2 (applied research) and program management. The following are emphasized: (1) depth of analytic thinking to identify critical research needs and opportunities; and, (2) follow-up management of investments in applied research awards to foster success of the portfolio. The successful candidate will help implement new ideas into development of research topics, review proposals and scientific progress, and support award oversight. Program success is achieved by increasing innovative knowledge that enables technology development for detecting nuclear weapon threats.

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.


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