Nuclear Materials Postdoctoral Research Associate
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: November 13, 2020
Job Title: Nuclear Materials Postdoctoral Research Associate
Org: Advanced Characterization
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule - 9X80's)
Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy
solutions, other clean energy options and critical
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our
Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity
(EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment
opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic
Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National
Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research
associate working in the Advanced Post Irradiation Examination
(PIE) and Characterization Division at the Materials and Fuels
complex of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE,
providing much of the nuclear research, development, and
demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward
to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel,
facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform
research and development of nuclear fuels and materials from
design, manufacturing, testing to post irradiation analysis.
The Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory (IMCL) is the
newest nuclear energy research facility at the Idaho National
Laboratory s (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC). This unique
12,000 square foot facility incorporates many features designed to
allow researchers to safely and efficiently prepare and conduct
microstructural level investigations on materials of reactor core
components and nuclear fuels.
The postdoctoral research associate will perform independent
research in the IMCL and other facilities at MFC on reactor
structural materials and nuclear fuels. The postdoctoral research
associate will be mentored by senior scientists and have access to
unique instrumentation and facilities that will allow high quality,
impactful research and publications.
The appointment will be funded through INL s Laboratory Directed
Research and Development program. The main focus of this
appointment involves the fundamental understanding of irradiation
effects in metallic fuels and materials, and the development of
advanced materials in reactor environments.
Perform original and high-impact research.
Summarize and publicize research accomplishments through
peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and
Assist research scientists in summation and publication of research
gathered within Advanced Characterization Department
Apply original research grants to internal and external funding
Interact with other disciplines, project support groups,
subcontractors, vendors and clients as appropriate on an assigned
projects to achieve successful outcomes.
Provide imaginative, thorough scientific solutions to a wide range
of complex, ambiguous, and/or difficult problems in the area of
materials sciences and nuclear fuels.
PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment
and within the previous 5 years in Material Science and
Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or closely aligned field.
Demonstrated expertise (through peer reviewed journals) in
materials research relevant to nuclear reactor application.
Expertise in advanced characterization techniques using
transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron
microscopy (SEM), focused ion beam (FIB), atom probe tomography
(APT), and small-scale mechanical testing.
Excellent publication record in peer reviewed journals.
Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in
Successful record of writing and being awarded research grants
Ability to be a strong team player and effectively organize and
Relevant experience working in a research laboratory
Expertise in positron annihilation spectroscopy.
Data-driven techniques in materials research.
Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31,
1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).
This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees,
undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers,
refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more
than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this
requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more
information see www.sss.gov.
Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working
conditions associated with the position. These functions may also
constitute essential functions for the job position which the
employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.
Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the
applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job
duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or
tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and
workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis
following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other
considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety
Walking prolonged, Twisting, Standing prolonged, Applying torque
(arms), Bending/stooping, Repetitive work, Fine motor control
(hands), Visually demanding work, Speech discrimination, Audio
alarms, Depth perception, Hazardous chemical/waste, stairs,
radiation work, 8 Hrs/day,Overtime/irregular hours, Working alone,
Please Apply Before: November 20, 2020
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and
safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action
policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work
practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all
questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide
a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory
dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in
nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more
than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the
laboratory works with national and international governments,
universities and industry partners to discover new science and
develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and
renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures
such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson,
WY, etc. For more
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