Archive for July, 2014

Metallurgist posting INL, US citizen

Monday, July 14th, 2014

The INL is seeking individual(s) to fill positions in the area of
nuclear fuels and materials irradiation performance within the Nuclear
Fuels and Materials Division. The incumbent will focus on metallurgy and
metallurgical engineering with emphasis possible on corrosion resistance
of alloys used in nuclear systems, stress corrosion cracking, failure
analysis, and fuel alloy development. A strong general background in
materials and materials processing is desired. Selected individual(s)
will be responsible for planning, designing, and analyzing experiments
related to a variety of research and test reactors in order to evaluate
the performance of advanced nuclear fuels and materials or evaluate the
performance of materials in existing reactors. Project management skills
are a plus.

Current fuel development programs at the INL include fuels for
fast-spectrum reactors, gas-cooled reactors, research reactors, and
commercial power reactors. Duties include planning, designing,
performing, or analyzing experiments on nuclear fuels and materials in
support of multiple program goals. Duties related to experimental
studies will include test design, oversight of experimental activity,
interpretation, and/or evaluation of results. Job performance may
include assessing materials performance issues in support of safety
analyses. Knowledge of metallic and/or ceramic materials processing and
characterization is required. Considerable experience with experimental
aspects, including x-ray and electron beam methods, is a plus.


Doctoral degree in metallurgy or metallurgical engineering or related
discipline is preferred, although candidates with a masters degree will
be considered.

Minimum education : Masters & 2 years experience, or recent Doctorate
(candidates with anticipated doctoral degrees within six months will be

  • An understanding of the performance issues of fuels and materials under
    irradiation is a plus.
  • Experience in the planning, design, and/or post-irradiation examination
  • of fuels and materials irradiation experiments is desirable. Should have
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be willing to work with radioactive materials. Must be able to
  • obtain and maintain a L clearance
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Essential Functions
  • An Essential Function is a core duty required for the job position which
  • the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.
  • Information provided below will be used during the interview to help
  • describe the job so the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the
  • job duties/expectations.
  • Fine motor control (hands)
  • Repetitive work
  • Visually demanding work
  • Near vision
  • Far vision
  • Basic color discrimination
  • Speech discrimination
  • Hazardous chemical/waste
  • Radiation work
  • Protective clothing
  • Typing/keyboard
  • > 8 Hrs/day
  • Overtime/irregular hours
  • Working alone.
  • Environmental, Safety & Health

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety
requirements.Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and
procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions
to available cognizant professionals.

Please Apply Before:

07/23/2014 (midnight)


For Full information, please visit <> and look under Careers.
The Job ID is 7888. 

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The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications

Monday, July 14th, 2014

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to
announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR)
program is now accepting applications for the 2014 solicitation.

**Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Wednesday September 24, 2014.**

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S.
graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at
a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory
scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of
preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers
critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified
graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are
conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of
importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is
expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis
while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities
available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for
additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly
associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host
laboratory during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 100 awards in
2014, for project periods beginning anytime between January and
September 2015.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility
requirements and access to the online application system, can be found

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of
Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists
(WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research
programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge
Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, <>

NRL Openings

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

There are three new NRC/ASEE Post-Doc & mid-career open positions at the US Naval Research Laboratory:
Computational Mechanics/Multiphysics Vacancy

Computational Materials Science Vacancy

Statistical Mechanics Vacancy

The link below is to a more comprehensive description of each position.

NRL Position Descriptions–Brief Flyer

Faculty position at RPI

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

There is a new opening for Tenure Track Faculty Position in Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Attached below is a link to the job posting.


Faculty position at RPI