Nuclear Technology Detection - Nuclear and Radiation Threat Detection Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position Summary

The Nuclear and Radiation Threat Detection Post-Doctoral Fellow will support basic research and development at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Nuclear Technologies Department (NT) within the DTRA Research and Development Directorate (RD). The Post-Doctoral Fellow will report to the Division Chief and research managers for the Nuclear Detection Division (RD-NTD), and be assigned a Mentor within RD-NTD. The work conducted will help advance fundamental knowledge of detection and characterization of potential nuclear threats. This position focuses on concepts which include not only methods to directly detect gammas and neutrons, but also alternative sensing methods.

Duties and Responsibilities

 • Work with DTRA/RD-NTD 6.1 (basic research) management and leadership
 • Investigate scientific or technological areas of interest under guidance of a Mentor
 • This is not a bench research position - activities are focused on support of DoD 6.1 program management.
          o Assist in the development of research alliances and strategies
          o Assist in evaluation of proposals, research findings, and portfolio activities
          o Assist in the management of grants and other research investment vehicles
 • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
 • Flexibility at learning and reviewing concepts beyond a narrow specialty

 Experience Desired

 • Knowledge of nuclear physics and/or nuclear engineering
 • Radiation detection and measurement
 • Modeling and simulation
 • Strong mathematical coursework
 • Evidence of depth of analytical thinking
 • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Education Required

Candidates must have a Ph.D or equivalent in applied physics, nuclear science/engineering, or physics.
(students who will have degree conferred within six months are encouraged to apply).

Eligibility & Requirements

 • Candidate must be a US citizen.
 • Candidates must be able to obtain a SECRET level security clearance.
 • Candidates must pass a drug screen/background check

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

Term: 1-3 years

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 /year

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.

Contact

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

Please do not contact DTRA directly.