News and Events

News


Events

DTRA-IIRM-URA Seminar Series

"Radiation Effects in Electronics: From Basic Physics to Experimental and Simulation Capabilities"

Dr. Michael McLain, manager of the Radiation Effects Experimentation Department at Sandia National Laboratories

Abstract and Bio


"Review of recent advances in perovskite-based radiation detectors"

Professor Paul Sellin, professor of physics at the University of Surrey

Abstract and Bio


"The Role of Verification in Arms Control and Nonproliferation Treaties"

Dr. Rob Goldston, professor of astrophysics at Princeton University

Abstract and Bio


DTRA-IIRM Student Seminar Series

"Common Career Options for IIRM students"

Dr. Dolores Black and Dr. Jeffery Black, principal members of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories

Abstract and Bio


Announcements

Job Postings and Opportunities

  1. Nuclear Engineer at DTRA–Full time position at DTRA
    1. This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The incumbent will be responsible for manages nuclear weapons use control activities on behalf of the Nuclear Weapons Council Standing and Safety Committee (NWCSSC) and serves as the lead engineer for the DoD/DOE Use Control Project Officer's Group (UCPOG), coordinates and manages UCPOG subgroups, and represents the position of the UC Lead Project Officer (LPO) at all Weapon POG and associated surety subgroup meetings.

  2. Nuclear Technology Forensics–NSRI at the University of Nebraska
    1. Nuclear Technology Assessments - Modeling and Simulation Integration Post-Doctoral Fellow. The Modeling and Simulation Integration Post-Doctoral Fellow will support research and development at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Nuclear Technologies Department (NT) within the Research and Development Directorate (RD). The Modeling and Simulation Integration Post-Doctoral Fellow will primarily report to the division chief for nuclear assessments (RD-NTA). This position will help RD-NTA develop the capability to test concepts, capabilities, and plans through rigorous assessment and wargaming to support nuclear requirements definition, operational planning and training. Primary work location will be DTRA located at Fort Belvoir, VA.

  3. Nuclear Technology Detection–NSRI at the University of Nebraska
    1. The Nuclear Threat Detection Data Science Post-Doctoral Fellow will support applied research and development at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Nuclear Technologies Department (NT) within the DTRA Research and Development Directorate (RD). The Post-Doctoral Fellow will report to the Division Chief and research managers for the Nuclear Detection Division (RD-NTD), and be assigned a Mentor within RD-NTD. The work conducted will help advance knowledge of detection and characterization of potential nuclear threats using advanced techniques of data science to search for signatures of threats. This position focuses on concepts to develop methods that employ any observables available. For example (but not limited to!) visual appearance, patterns of activity, chemical traces.

  4. Radiography Scientist–Los Alamos National Lab (LANL)
    1. The Radiographic Analysis Capability Team in Physics Division (P-1, Dynamic Imaging and Radiography) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is inviting applicants for a Scientist position to help enhance our quantitative understanding of dynamic experiments. The Team collaborates across disciplines and facilities throughout the DOE-NNSA complex. This involves design of experiments geared toward higher fidelity data, simulation of accelerators and X-ray sources, as well as detectors and camera systems, to enhance understanding of systematic effects, and development of algorithms to analyze complex data sets.
      1. We are looking for a candidate who holds a doctoral degree with a focus in the physical sciences, computer science, or mathematics and statistics. The successful candidate will engage in research utilizing expertise in at least one of the following areas:
      2. Monte Carlo simulations with MCNP, GEANT4, or equivalent, or development of such simulations tailored to a particular experiment
      3. Image analysis
      4. Software development for scientific computing using C, C++, Python or equivalent
      5. Statistic inference of physical quantities from experimental data
      6. Data fusion
  1. Nuclear Engineering Faculty Position-University of Tennessee
    1. The Department of  Nuclear  Engineering at the  University of  Tennessee,  Knoxville  (UTK)  is seeking applications to fill a  tenure-track faculty position at the  Assistant or  Associate  Professor level starting August 1, 2022. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in nuclear engineering-related subjects,  generating externally funded research,  advising graduate students,  writing scholarly journal articles, and providing service to the department, college, university, and community. Applicants must have a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering or a closely related field by the effective date of appointment.
  1. Postdoc in Nuclear Data-Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
    1. The National Nuclear Data Center has an opening for a 2-year term post-doctoral position in nuclear structure and reactions evaluations, including their associated research. The selected candidate will be expected to work on evaluations for the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) or the Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF), as well as experimental or theoretical research aligned with ENSDF and ENDF priorities. The incumbent must be available to start by January 2, 2022. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
  2. Nuclear Engineer, Scientist-Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
    1. The Nuclear Systems & Structural Analysis Group has an opening for an Assistant Scientist in nuclear engineering. The incumbent will complement other experts in the group for neutronics and reactor system analysis, including power and research reactors. The successful candidate will perform modeling and simulation tasks to analyze and assess nuclear energy systems, prepare technical reports, and make presentations at project meetings. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

  3. Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Nuclear Engineering-University of Tennessee
    1. There is an immediate opening for a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK). The position will involve supporting a project focused on establishing a permanent fast neutron imaging facility at Consolidated Nuclear Services in Oak Ridge, TN, for both production use and to enable future work in non-proliferation programs.

  4. Radiation Detection R&D Engineer–Los Alamos National Lab (LANL)
    1. The successful candidate will support the Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) Implementation and Sustainability programs and the NSDD Science and Engineering Team. A key component of this job is the daily collaboration with technical colleagues from foreign governments and international institutions such as the IAEA as part of the programmatic efforts to contribute to the scientific expertise needed to strengthen capabilities to deter, detect, and investigate the smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials. Travel is required both domestically and internationally, potentially on a monthly basis if not more often, and is often to less than desirable locations where conditions may be considerably less comfortable than those typically found in fully developed nations.

  5. Radiation Detection Scientist–Los Alamos National Lab (LANL)
    1. The successful candidate will support the Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) Implementation and Sustainability programs and the NSDD Science and Engineering Team. A key component of this job is the daily collaboration with technical colleagues from foreign governments and international institutions such as the IAEA as part of the programmatic efforts to contribute to the scientific expertise needed to strengthen capabilities to deter, detect, and investigate the smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials. Travel is required both domestically and internationally, potentially on a monthly basis if not more often, and is often to less than desirable locations where conditions may be considerably less comfortable than those typically found in fully developed nations.

  6. Postdoctoral Scholar - Nuclear Engineering–Penn State
    1. The position will include extensive work in areas of surface and materials characterization including x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, ion beam analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, micro-tomography, and nanoindentation. In addition, work in thermo-mechanical testing of refractory-based alloys under a variety of temperature, irradiation, pressure and stress conditions. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to support work in the area of advanced complex materials including porous meso and nanoscale structures synthesis and design, directed plasma nanosynthesis modification, and surface chemistry characterization. These Postdoctoral Research positions will also support advanced PMI diagnostics development, liquid-metal PMI, PMI computational modeling and post-mortem plasma-facing component testing.

  7. Tenure-Track Faculty in the Department of Nuclear Engineering–Penn State
    1. The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in nuclear engineering at all ranks. All areas of nuclear engineering are of interest, including nuclear materials, nuclear safety, probabilistic risk analysis, advanced reactors, nuclear fuel cycle analysis, radiochemistry, neutron science, radiation detection, policy in nuclear energy and security, nuclear security, safeguards and nonproliferation. While we are considering applicants in all of these areas, in this cycle the primary focus is on advanced reactor design, reactor physics and fuel management, nuclear security and non-proliferation, nuclear fusion, plasma science and nuclear medicine.

  8. Nonproliferation Application Developer – R&D Engineer-Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  9. Nonproliferation Application Developer – Scientist-Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  10. Radioactive Source Removal Management Research Technologist-Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  11. Postdoc in Radiation Detection and Safeguards-Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  12. Explore Career Opportunities-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  13. Physicist/Nuclear Engineer – R&D Associate-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  14. Postdoc in Optical Science/Remote Sensing-Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
  15. Radiation Detection Scientist-Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
  16. Radiation Detection Scientist-Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
  17. Internships for Undergraduates Students-Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  18. Postdoctoral Researcher in Nuclear Threat Detection Systems-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  19. Summer Internships at SRNL-Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
  20. Postdoc in Radiation Detection and Machine Learning-Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
  21. Radiochemical Separations Scientist-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  22. Post Doctorate RA – Radiation Detection Physics-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  23. National Security Internships (Computing & Analytics)-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  24. Nuclear Analyst-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  25. Postdoctoral Appointees and Nuclear Engineer-Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  26. R&D Associate Staff Member-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  27. Student Opportunities in BNL-Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
  28. Physical Scientist-Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  29. Physical Scientist-Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  30. Physical Scientist-Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Events

Monthly Team Telecons

The RA3 Monthly Team Telecoms will be held via Microsoft Teams on the third Tuesday of every month for the spring 2022 semester from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

  • 1/18/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 2/15/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 3/15/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 4/19/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

The RA2 Monthly Team Telecoms will be held via Microsoft Teams on the second Tuesday of every month for the spring 2022 semester from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

  • 1/11/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 2/8/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 3/8/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 4/12/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

The RA1 Monthly Team Telecoms will be held via Microsoft Teams on the second Thursday of every month for the spring 2022 semester from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

  • 1/13/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 2/10/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 3/10/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 4/14/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

The CCRI and WFD joint Team Telecoms will be held via Microsoft Teams on the third Thursday (bimonthly) for the spring 2022 semester from 12:00-1:00 PM ET.

  • 1/20/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.
  • 3/17/2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

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The Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter, University Research Alliance leadership group is called the Technical Management Group (TMG). The TMG collaboratively lead the alliance and assist the cooperative agreement manager (CAM) and the program manager (PM) in carrying out their duties concerning the IIRM-URA. The corresponding research area (RA) government technical points of contact (TPOCs) will collaboratively lead the RAs through the TMG.

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