Archive for August, 2015

Nuclear Engineering Co-Op Opportunity

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Nuclear Engineering Co-Op Job

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US
Nuclear Engineering Co-Op-32466


Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world? Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.

Xcel Energy has an excellent opportunity in Minneapolis for a student in a Nuclear Engineering program to gain knowledge through practical field experience and mentoring. This will be a Co-Op Internship for the Fall 2015 and Summer 2016 semesters. Be advised, there is no relocation or housing stipend associated with this position.

Position Summary
Perform engineering tasks under the supervision of nuclear engineers. Work with nuclear fuel design and analysis engineering staff to support projects associated with core neutronics. Work involves supporting senior engineers with nuclear core design process, associated system safety analysis and nuclear fuel reliability issues. Successful candidates will gain experience with engineering through practical field experience and mentoring as well as significant professional confidence and people skills.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.



- Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Nuclear Engineering program
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally
- Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others


- Course work in power generation or project management and an interest in the power industry desirable

A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).

Primary Location:MN-Minneapolis

Union Position-Non-Bargaining

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis
Nearest Secondary Market:
Job Segment: Nuclear, Engineer, Intern, Sustainability, Energy, Engineering, Entry Level

Simulation Analyst

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Simulation Analyst

Who We Are:
SmartUQ is dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies that are pushing the boundaries of analytics for simulation and testing. Led by experts in the field, we are a rising analytics company in Wisconsin. Here’s our website

Our office is located 1.3 miles east of the State Capitol in Madison, WI.

Schedule: Part Time & Full Time positions available

Flexible scheduling during business hours, Monday – Friday

● Create, identify, and benchmark simulation examples
● Collaborate with internal teams to analyze simulation results
● Use simulation tools to generate reports

Required Qualifications:
● Graduate student in Engineering Physics or related field.
● Familiar with creating and evaluating Thermal, Vehicle Dynamics, Multiphysics, Aerospace, or Automotive engineering simulations.
● Familiar with at least one of the following simulation tools: Adams/Car, ANSYS Fluent, Chrono, ConvergeCFD, Icepak. Knowledge of software from other vendors will be considered.

At SmartUQ we are creating market disruptive technologies in a quickly growing and evolving industry. We are passionate about creating products that will make a difference in the world. If you feel that you would be a strong candidate and fit for our team, please submit your cover letter and resume to with “Simulation Analyst” in the subject line.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computational Plasma Physics

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Posted Date: 08/03/2015

End Posting Date: 08/31/2015

The Fusion and Materials for Nuclear Systems Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of Computational Plasma Physics. ORNL’s Plasma Theory and Modeling Group carries out research in nearly all areas of magnetic fusion energy development and related technology development. The program is a strong and vital component of both the U.S. fusion program and the international fusion community. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of theoretical and experimental physicists in the area of energetic particle physics and 3-D MHD, with applications to a range of devices, including the DIII-D (General Atomics) and NSTX (PPPL) tokamaks; the LHD (Japan), TJ-II (Spain), and W7-X (Greifswald, Germany) stellarators, and the MST (Univ. of Wisc.) reversed field pinch. The work assignment will be located at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Major Duties/Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be involved in developing coupled kinetic and MHD models for energetic particle-driven instabilities and associated nonlinear turbulence using either fully gyrokinetic or hybrid MHD-kinetic models. The candidate will contribute toward adapting these stability models to configurations with 3D equilibria; both equilibria with closed/nested flux surfaces and those with islands will need to be considered. Application of the stability models to experimental observations and verification with other codes is expected. The selected candidate will be responsible for interaction with division staff and the many external collaborators that work with the ORNL research group. The candidate will be expected to work independently, collaborate with experimentalists, fully document work in technical reports and publications, effectively interface with project sponsors, and participate in the identification and development of research proposals.

Qualifications Required
The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics or a closely related field with experience in the physics of toroidal confinement devices. It is also desirable for candidates to have experience in the development of complex scientific codes and familiarity with 3-D plasma equilibria and stability analysis in fusion devices. Experience in both analytical theory and computational physics is desirable. The ability to interact with experimentalists in the interpretation of experiments is also a consideration. Excellent verbal, presentation, and writing skills are required to enable effective interaction and communication with technical peers, program managers, collaborators, and sponsors.

Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months. Candidates should have a proven publication track record.

Associate Research Physicist at PPPL

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Max Planck Princeton Research Center (MPPC) for Plasma Physics at Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking a full time computational plasma physicist at postdoctoral level to participate in a research effort aimed at nonlinear physics of energetic particle-driven instabilities and their interaction with plasma micro-turbulence in tokamak plasmas. The position is immediately available and is for two years with possibility of extension for a third year. A successful candidate is expected to carry out large scale simulations using a global gyrokinetic simulation code. He or she is also expected to collaborate closely with scientists at MPPC for code benchmark and code validation with experimental measurements. It is preferred that the candidate has fundamental knowledge on fusion plasma physics and has substantial experience in fluid and/or kinetic simulations.
Qualified applicants should apply at – and send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and bibliography, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent as soon as possible for full consideration.

Letters can be mailed to Dr. Guoyong Fu, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, James Forrestal Campus, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543 or email them to