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R&D, Nuclear Engineer - Health Physics (Mid-Career)

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven /(7/) calendar days, including the posting date/. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time/. : We are seeking a dedicated and hardworking R&D, Nuclear Engineer with a focus on health physics to support the department's modeling efforts in the area of human health and environmental impacts/. These impacts are associated with the release of radiological material from a nuclear reactor accident, or space vehicle accident involving a radiological or nuclear/-powered space vehicle, or other event leading to the environmental release of radiation/. The successful candidate will work with senior project staff to implement existing health physics methodologies, investigate and develop new methodologies, and work with partners to advance and redefine human dosimetry modeling/. Come join a diverse team of specialists that support critical national events such as the Fukushima reactor emergency response, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch, and other dynamic events of national significance/! On any given day, you may be called on to: + Run department models to evaluation human health radiological dose assessments and environmental radiation impacts/. + Develop methodologies for resolving customer and departmental radiation dosimetry problems/. + Perform dose assessments over a wide range of application space from reactors to space vehicles to /././. + Investigate options, present results, and work with senior team members to determine the best path forward/. + Develop computational models or work with software engineering staff to develop software needed to solve project problems/. + Work on developing, understanding, and advancing human dosimetry models/. + Prepare and present at conferences, develop and write journal articles, develop project proposals, develop and give seminars, and assist in other department outreach activities/. + Engage the international community in aspects of reactor safety, emergency planning and response as well as space launch safety and extraterrestrial dose assessment/. Required: + Advanced degree /(Master's or PhD/) in Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, or a related degree + Experience with human dosimetry and environmental radiation modeling + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q/-level security clearance Desired: + Certified Health Physicist or expressed desire to pursue certification + Experience with Federal Guidance Reports 11, 12, 13 and 15 + Experience with the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Manual and software application Turbo FRMAC + Experience with the MACCS, STORM, and SHARC codes + Experience with internal dosimetry models + Excellent oral and written communication skills + Experience with scientific model development and programming, particularly in Python, Java, Fortran, and C/+/+ + Validated experience performing dose assessment calculations and developing dose assessment methodologies + Demonstrated leadership abilities of both projects as well as teams, be able to work in loosely defined areas with minimal direction while maintaining vision for the overall mission/. Department Description: The Accident Consequence Modeling and Analysis Department /(ACMAD/) supports the Nuclear Regulatory Commission /(NRC/) and Department of Energy /(DOE/) by providing experts in the Modeling of the Atmospheric Transport, Environmental, and Economic impact of released Nuclear Material as well as expertise in severe accident phenomenology; for both Emergency Response, Emergency Preparedness, Licensing applications, and basic scientific research/. This team consists of high performing multi/-disciplined scientists and engineers that work in a collaborative environment to develop state of art computer codes and analyses of severe accidents in nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities and the environmental transport of radiological releases, as well as the health and economic consequences of such releases/. The team interacts broadly with both our domestic Federal customers as well as domestic and international customers, stake holders and customers with the goal of making nuclear power as safe as possible in a complex world faced with existential threats from climate change, terrorist threats and natural disasters/. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting/-edge work in a broad array of areas/. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide Extraordinary co/-workers Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world Career advancement and enrichment opportunities Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 /(work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off/) and 4/10 /(work 4 ten/-hour days each week/) compressed workweeks, part/-time work, and telecommuting /(a mix of onsite work and working from home/) Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance/World/-changing technologies/. Life/-changing careers/. Learn more about Sandia at: /These benefits vary by job classification/. Security Clearance: Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre/-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications/. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q/-level security clearance, which requires U/.S/. citizenship/. If you hold more than one citizenship /(i/.e/., of the U/.S/. and another country/), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted/. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance/. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment/. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law/.

Keywords: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque , R&D, Nuclear Engineer - Health Physics (Mid-Career), Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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