Nuclear technology survivability
– Accepting applications 5 Februrary 2019
are looking for a U.S. citizen with multidisciplinary science and/or
engineering expertise and an interest in protecting Department of Defense
equipment, critical systems, infrastructure, and personnel from radiological,
nuclear, and electromagnetic pulse threats.
Candidates will be placed at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
located in Fort Belvoir, Virginia supporting applied research in nuclear
survivability. Candidates must be able to obtain a security clearance.
quantitative abilities and communication skills are sought. The candidate
should have a Ph.D. in science or engineering, such as electrical engineering,
materials science, nuclear physics or engineering, physics, chemistry, health
physics, or computational biology. A multidisciplinary background is preferred. Exposure to, or experience in, nuclear
physics, plasma physics, high energy density physics, health physics,
micro/nanoelectronics, pulsed power, radiation effects, radiation transport, or
system engineering is beneficial. Experience with modeling and simulation tools
in these fields is particularly beneficial. Experimental or theoretical
specialties are welcome, but candidates need to be willing and flexible at
learning concepts beyond their specialty.
position is located primarily on-site at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
(DTRA) and is not a lab research position.
Candidates may be directly involved in applied research, modeling, and
analysis efforts depending on expertise and mission alignment.
successful candidate will be expected to assist in the development of research
topics and programs, monitoring and evaluating of research efforts, and the transitioning
of promising technologies.
This position supports DTRA’s
nuclear survivability research efforts. Nuclear
survivability conducts research and development to ensure that critical DoD
systems and national infrastructure can accomplish their designated missions
when exposed to a nuclear weapons effects environment.