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Fuel Modeling Postdoctoral Research Associate

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Job Description:

JOB INFORMATION

Job Title: Fuel Modeling Postdoctoral Research Associate
Org: Fuel Design & Development
Contact: Jessica.Dixon@inl.gov
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule 9X80's)


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MISSION/VISION STATEMENT


Empowering the Nation's Energy Future

MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

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RESPONSIBILITIES
The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Associate in mechanical, materials science, nuclear engineering, or comparable discipline for the Fuel Design and Development Department.

In this position, you will be expected to assimilate existing data, rapidly become familiar with database systems, modeling codes, and applying modeling principles. Work products are anticipated to be 1) comparing new models and existing models to fuel data 2) developing or refining models, 3) evaluating data for internal consistency.

You will be expected to be a strong asset to our interdisciplinary R&D team and work effectively both alone and as a team member. You must be self-motivated but also take direction from other team members and peers.
The position role includes writing scientific manuscripts for journal publication, and presentation of research results at national and international conferences and meetings.



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PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years.

PhD in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Nuclear Engineering or comparable disciplines.

Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills.

Demonstrated Skills in:

* Thermo-mechanical modeling using FEM

* Modeling of creep, swelling, diffusion, corrosion

* Software development, Computer code assessment, validation and uncertainty quantification by comparing code results to experimental results

* Post-irradiation examination data

* Exposure to, or familiarity with, salient feature of metallic fuels, especially the distinguishing traits in comparison to other fuel types.

* Nuclear fuel qualification

* Knowledge of relational databases such as SQL Server

Must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident.



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.


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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 standards.

Motor Abilities: Standing - prolonged, Bending/stooping, Squatting, Fine motor control (hands), Lifting ability - 25 lbs max, Exertion - minimal, Repetitive work - intermittent.

Special Senses: Visually demanding work, Audio alarms, Ability to smell.

Work Conditions: Stairs, Hazardous chemical/waste, Radiation work, Protective clothing, Typing keyboard, 8 Hrs/day.

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PLEASE APPLY BEFORE: June 19, 2019 (Midnight MST) or until a preferred candidate has been identified.



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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.

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OTHER INFORMATION

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 consideration.

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INL OVERVIEW

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.

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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 information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.

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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 information.

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