Postdoctoral Appointee

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7066647 (Ref:408367)

Posted: June 1, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Division (NSE) is seeking a highly motivated Nuclear or Mechanical Engineer to join the Research and Test Reactors (RTR) Department. The individual will develop models and computational strategies to analyze the thermo-mechanical performance of nuclear fuel systems and other nuclear reactor components using finite element analysis software. The individual will validate and calibrate models using experimental results and/or alternative simulation, perform Verification and Validation (V&V) of structural analysis and/or computational fluid dynamics software codes in accordance with technical program requirements, document and prepare reports on activities, and participating in technical presentations to the technical community.

Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge of computational techniques, numerical methods, and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of structural and thermal analysis relevant to nuclear reactors, components or other energy systems.
  • Knowledge of fluid-structure interaction would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer simulation using one or more of the following: ABAQUS, COMSOL, STAR-CCM+.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communication.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Desired Skills:

  • Skill in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches and solutions to quantitative problems is necessary.
  • Skill in using finite element analysis software (e.g. ABAQUS, COMSOL, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS Fluent etc.)
  • Background knowledge of modeling engineering systems.
  • Basic understanding and/or familiarity of software Verification and Validation (V&V) approaches. 
  • Background in the application of programming languages (e.g. Python, Fortran, C/C++, MATLAB) for scripting and data analysis.

 

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, civil engineering, or associated field at the Ph.D. level & 0+ years of professional experience, Master’s degree and 3+ years, or Bachelor’s level & 5+ years of professional experience or equivalent.

 

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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