Postdoctoral Appointee- Neutronics

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7066749 (Ref:408399)

Posted: June 4, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Division is seeking a highly motivated Nuclear Engineer to join the Research and Test Reactors (RTR) Department (www.anl.gov/nse/research-and-test-reactors). The individual will perform analyses (design and safety) related to conversion of existing research reactors to the use of new fuel, including modification of the fuel assembly, reactor system, and/or operation (fuel cycle and other characteristics). The individual will develop applicable physical, mathematical models and computational strategies for the design and deployment of new reactor fuels into a range of research and test reactors. Predictions of reactor performance characteristics, analyzing experimental results and performing alternative simulations, including software validation, are key areas of work to support regulatory licensing efforts. The individual will document and prepare reports in collaboration with reactor and program technical requirements.    

  • Knowledge of one or more specialized areas of fission reactor physics, engineering, or fuel systems.
  • Knowledge of nuclear engineering principles, theories, and practices for the design and analysis of fission reactor systems, and preferably for research and test reactor systems.
  • Skill in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches and solutions to quantitative problems is necessary.
  • Knowledge of programming or scripting languages is required.
  • Skills in the use of computers and in the analysis of computational results, in the clear and effective documentation and communication of results, and in interaction with co-workers and support personnel are required.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, or associated field at the Ph.D. degree level & 0+ years’ professional experience.

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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