The Mathematics / Math Physics Post-Doctoral Fellow will support applied research and development at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Nuclear Technologies Department (NT) within the DTRA Research and Development Directorate (RD).
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. The position will support research activities to improve methods for understanding the modeling of critical infrastructure networks.
This is not primarily a bench research position within a lab, but is mostly focused on support of applied research and program/project creation and management/assessment. The following are emphasized: (1) depth of analytic thinking to identify critical research needs and opportunities; and, (2) follow-up assessment of investments in applied research efforts to foster success of the portfolio.
The successful candidate will help implement new ideas into development of research tools, review proposals and scientific progress, and support funding oversight. Program success is achieved by increasing innovative knowledge needed for understanding nuclear weapon effects on infrastructure, followed by fostering transition of basic research to applied research and development.
The successful applicant must be a US citizen capable of obtaining a security clearance, and be willing to re-locate to the Washington DC metropolitan area. The appointment will be for a one-year period with a possibility of renewal.
- Candidates must have a Ph.D or equivalent in mathematics or mathematical physics.
- Preferred skills may include PDEs/ODEs and/or mathematical physics.
*Students who will have degree conferred within six months are encouraged to apply
Proficiency in the following areas are of interest:
- PDE/ODE theory and/or mathematical physics.
- Candidates should be flexible and willing to learn/review new concepts beyond their specialty.
Eligibility and 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