October 16th, 2015

Employment Opportunity

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Penn State

Qualifications for this position include a doctorate in nuclear engineering or a related field. Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding scholarly research experience and teaching interests in nuclear engineering. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to develop an internationally-recognized, externally funded research program, and to contribute to the operation and promotion of the department, college, university, and profession through service. Nominations and applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a statement of professional interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references. Please submit these three items in one pdf file to https://psu.jobs/job/59677.


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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Employment Opportunity

October 16th, 2015

Employment Opportunity

Faculty Positions Available

Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences in the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. The appointments are anticipated to be at the tenure-track assistant or associate professor level, although outstanding candidates at all levels in the relevant areas of interest are encouraged to apply. The research priority areas include fission reactor physics and engineering, experimental and/or computational thermal hydraulics, and plasma science and engineering, with particular interest in pulsed-power plasmas and plasma theory. Outstanding applicants from all relevant technical areas will also be considered, including nuclear measurements and nuclear materials.

The Department is an international leader in the field of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences. The Department strives for excellence in teaching, research, and service. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated outstanding research and scholarship in their technical fields. Excellence in both the teaching and mentoring of students is important to the Department. In addition to conducting research, appointed faculty members are expected to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as supervise student research. The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career families. The College is interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Please submit application materials (a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of 3 or 4 qualified individuals who would be willing to provide a letter of reference, and copies of three representative publications) via email to:

 Professor John Foster, Search Committee Chair
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences University of Michigan
2355 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2104

 Email:  jefoster@umich.edu

Applications will be reviewed continuously, but those received by January 8, 2016 will be given priority.

Nuclear Engineering Co-Op Opportunity

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

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 https://www.smartuq.com/.

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 hiring@smartuq.com with “Simulation Analyst” in the subject line.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computational Plasma Physics

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

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 jobs.princeton.edu – 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 fu@pppl.gov.

Diversity Scholarship Program

June 3rd, 2015


Program Guidelines:
To be eligible for consideration the following criteria must be met:
• At the time of applying, applicants must be a graduating high school senior and/or have an anticipated college graduation date of 2017 or later.
• Must currently have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale.
• Must be enrolled/registered as a full-time student for the 2015 fall semester at an accredited 4-year or 2-year college or university.
o High school seniors must show proof of acceptance.
o Applicants selected for interview will be required to provide an unofficial transcript.
• If currently enrolled in a 2-year college program, students must be pursuing a transfer degree such as an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S). These transfer programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program.
• Acceptance of a scholarship requires that the applicant commit to a paid 10-12 week intern work session during the 2016 summer session. This work session is contingent upon satisfactory completion of normal pre-employment requirements.
• Scholarship awards are subject to: a) satisfactory completion of the summer work session, and b) receipt of the applicant’s final transcripts for the 2015–2016 academic year.
Submittal Guidelines:
As part of the Dominion Diversity Scholarship Program, applicants are required to submit the following documents to Dominion:
• By June 25, 2015, applicants must complete these two steps:
1. Submit current resume to Job #2015-6180 on Dom.com/careers
2. Submit a 1000-1250 word essay on the following topic:

At Dominion, diversity describes the variety of qualities that makes each person unique. It goes beyond race, age, and gender to include attributes that cannot be seen by others.

Given your personal background, write an essay that (include the 3 bullets):
• Describes what experiences or ideas you would bring to the diversity of Dominion,
• Includes what new perspectives or new talents you will contribute to Dominion, and
• Describes how the Dominion Diversity Scholarship Program will help you achieve your career goals.
To upload attachments:
• Go to Dominion Careers
• Log into your profile using the User ID and Password you used when you applied
• From the Welcome page, click on “Update your Profile”
• Scroll down to the document section
• Click on My Computer, Google Drive, or Drop-box to upload your essay

NextProf2015 Program for senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists and researcher

May 15th, 2015

This year at University of Michigan Ann Arbor, the college of Engineering is organizing a workshop aimed at young women interested in pursuing an academic career as a tenure-track faculty.


We seek applications from women who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists and researcher.


The workshop is aimed at answering questions such as: how to effectively apply for faculty positions, what is like to be an academic, how to build a research group, how to develop a teaching philosophy, etc.


All travel (within the continental United States) and lodging expenses will be paid for the selected participants. Additional information can be found in the document in attachment.


Nominations can be submitted by faculty at the following website:



The deadline for nominations is May 22, 2015.

Course Development Assistant *Application Deadline Extended*

April 28th, 2015

Paid part-time job for 3-12 months. Hiring dates can be flexible. Starting date can be
immediate, and can extend into the 2015/2016 academic year. Availability during summer
2015 is required.

Eligibility: Has taken graduate or upper level undergraduate engineering or science courses
on the topic of heat transfer.

Project goal: To develop a set of experimental and numerical modeling demos for the NEEP
411 course, Nuclear Reactor Engineering. The demos will be developed with input from
the industry. Some examples of the concepts that the demos are designed to demonstrate,
grouped by (1) thermo-physical or thermo-mechanical properties; (2) physical processes; and
(3) abstract engineering concepts: (1) Thermal conductivity, volumetric heat capacity, heat
capacity, thermal diffusivity, absorptivity, viscosity, thermal expansion coefficient, young’s
modulus. (2) Conduction, convection, radiation, heat flux, momentum diffusivity, differential
thermal expansion, thermal stress, friction losses in flowing fluids. (3) Heat flux, momentum
flux, thermal resistance, gap resistance, scaled experiments, slip ratio, void fraction, steam
quality, Pr, Nu, Re, Bi, momentum conservation, mass conservation, thermal energy
conservation, temperature profile at an adiabatic boundary. This project is funded by a UW
Madison Education Innovation Small Grant. Extended project description, and NE 411 course
syllabus can be found here: https://heatandmass.ep.wisc.edu/courses/

Responsibilities: The course development assistant will help design and assemble
experimental demos, purchase teaching demos, and create computer simulator demos to be
used in the NE 411 course. The students will interact with engineering companies and technical
education companies, he or she will develop interactive computer models, and will design,
build and test small experimental demos.

How to apply: If interested in this position, please email professor Raluca Scarlat
(roscarlat@wisc.edu) no later than Monday, May 18th, with your CV, which should highlight
your relevant coursework, project experience, teaching experience, and ability to work
independently and creatively. In your correspondence, please indicate your dates for summer

Neutronics Engineer

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.