As a Senior Physicist, you will perform research and development that will yield novel and advanced detector systems, instrumentation, measurement techniques, and algorithms in support of applications from a broad user base. This role resides in the Advanced Radiation Detection, Imaging, Data Science, and Applications (ARDIDSA) group, Nuclear Structure & Astroparticle Physics Section, Physics Division, Physical Sciences Directorate, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
The ARDIDSA group focuses on the development and evaluation of novel and advanced radiation detector and non-destructive evaluation concepts for basic science, nonproliferation, national security, and intelligence organizations. The ARDIDSA group performs the research and technology development to evolve these advanced concepts from conception to demonstration or deployment with particular emphasis on sensitivity and specificity in actual field operations, including use of radiation transport codes to model these systems and analysis codes to isolate signals of interest.
Major Duties / Responsibilities:
In this role, you will be working with research staff within ARDIDSA and throughout ORNL to develop and apply fundamental physics principles as warranted to radiation detection, imaging, data science, or application of technologies. The research and development addresses scientific expertise in the neutron sciences, neutron imaging, gamma imaging, radiation detection and quantification, exploiting and enhancing signal to noise ratios, and/or reduction to practice for end users. You will also serve as a mentor to junior staff and technical lead on projects as proposed and assigned, working with customers to meet deliverables and address technology or system issues. Results will be documented by publication in high impact papers, journals, conference papers and technical reports. The work will involve collaboration in a team environment to develop and present research proposals to generate new funding.
PhD in physics, nuclear engineering, mathematics, or statistics, or a related field with at least 6 years of experience and demonstrated capabilities and experience in radiation detection imaging.
Ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy
Demonstrated ability to secure funding to develop projects and programs in the ARDIDSA research areas
Demonstrated experience in hands-on experimental laboratory techniques, analytical techniques, and/or modeling and simulation with MCNP or GEANT.
A broad view of the federal funding landscape and demonstrated relationships with a diverse set of sponsors
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment with a broad range of domestic and international collaborators
Demonstrated capability in mentoring staff
Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to PSDrecruit@ornl.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.
Internal Number: 4706
About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Summary:Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the US Department of Energy's largest multi-program science and energy laboratory, with scientific and technical capabilities spanning the continuum from basic to applied research. Located in the city of Oak Ridge, ORNL is in the eastern part of Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer. Number of employees:4,600Industry:Research, Materials Science, Science/Engineering
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