Archive for March, 2015

Neutronics Engineer

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Transatomic Power, a Cambridge-based nuclear reactor design company developing an innovative, low-cost molten salt reactor, is seeking candidates for a Neutronics Engineer position.

Job Description

Transatomic is seeking a neutronics engineer to perform reactor system design and licensing analyses. The work will include the following:
• Static and transient reactor neutronic analyses
• Design optimization of the primary system, including the reactor core and fuel processing systems
• Neutron fluence and component heating calculations
• Modification of existing core design analysis codes for use in fluid-fuel systems
• Identifying future design needs and preparing grant proposals to support future research. Desired Skills and Experience
• PhD or MS in Nuclear Engineering, with relevant work experience in neutronic design and analysis of reactor systems
• Experience with MCNP and ORIGEN-S, as well as familiarity with Serpent and the SCALE code package system
• Extensive experience in Python and Fortran programming
• Proficiency in SolidWorks and other 3D CAD software
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to learn quickly and be proactive and self-directed in a small, fast-paced startup environment.

About Transatomic

Transatomic Power’s overarching goal is to raise global standards of living by bringing the world clean, low-cost electricity. We believe that nuclear power is the clear way to achieve this goal.
Transatomic’s advanced molten salt reactors dramatically reduce the cost of nuclear power with a streamlined, passively safe, and proliferation-resistant design. Our reactors have the flexibility to consume both the used nuclear fuel generated by commercial light water reactors and low-enriched freshly mined uranium. We are looking for highly motivated engineers who want to use nuclear power to help save the world.

Transatomic Power is backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, a San Francisco based venture capital firm that emphasizes transformational technologies and companies. Other investors include Acadia Woods Partners, Daniel Aegerter of Armada Investment AG, Ray Rothrock of Venrock, and other individuals. Our advisory board includes the former Chief Technology Officer of Westinghouse, the deputy director of the Idaho National Lab, the 2012 – 2013 President of the American Nuclear Society, and the head of MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. We are based in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

If you are interested in this position, please contact us directly at jobs@transatomicpower.com.

Thermohydraulics Engineer

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Transatomic Power, a Cambridge-based nuclear reactor design company developing an innovative, low-cost molten salt reactor, is seeking candidates for a Thermohydraulics Engineer position.

Job Description

Transatomic is currently seeking a thermohydraulics engineer with strong skills in computational fluid dynamics to perform design optimization and licensing analyses. The work will include the following:
• CFD analyses and optimization of the primary system, including the reactor core, gas exchange systems, and heat exchangers under normal and transient conditions
• Modification of existing CFD tools for modeling and simulation of fluid-fuel systems
• Identifying future design needs and preparing grant proposals to support future research. Desired Skills and Experience
• PhD or MS in Nuclear Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, with relevant work experience in thermohydraulics and CFD analysis
• Experience with COMSOL and OpenFOAM, as well as familiarity with FLOW-3D and ANSYS
• Experience in developing, verifying, and validating CFD methods, including uncertainty quantification
• Extensive experience in Python and Fortran programming
• Proficiency in SolidWorks and other 3D CAD software
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to learn quickly and be proactive and self-directed in a small, fast-paced startup environment.

About Transatomic

Transatomic Power’s overarching goal is to raise global standards of living by bringing the world clean, low-cost electricity. We believe that nuclear power is the clear way to achieve this goal.
Transatomic’s advanced molten salt reactors dramatically reduce the cost of nuclear power with a streamlined, passively safe, and proliferation-resistant design. Our reactors have the flexibility to consume both the used nuclear fuel generated by commercial light water reactors and low-enriched freshly mined uranium. We are looking for highly motivated engineers who want to use nuclear power to help save the world.

Transatomic Power is backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, a San Francisco based venture capital firm that emphasizes transformational technologies and companies. Other investors include Acadia Woods Partners, Daniel Aegerter of Armada Investment AG, Ray Rothrock of Venrock, and other individuals. Our advisory board includes the former Chief Technology Officer of Westinghouse, the deputy director of the Idaho National Lab, the 2012 – 2013 President of the American Nuclear Society, and the head of MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. We are based in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

If you are interested in this position, please contact us directly at jobs@transatomicpower.com.