Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Jul 22, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106430

Essential Job Duties: Immediate openings are available for two postdoctoral research associate positions at the Nuclear Reactor Program of North Carolina State University (NCSU). The selected candidates are expected to perform independent research and develop molecular dynamics and ab initio atomistic simulation techniques in support of investigation in the area of advanced nuclear reactor development. The candidates will join an internationally recognized group that is active in the development and utilization of such methods in the quantification of the dynamic structure factor (the scattering law) for key materials used in nuclear technology. Understanding the effect of radiation on the properties of these materials will be a part of this study. The opportunity also exists for performing experimental studies at the NCSU PULSTAR reactor and at national facilities (e.g., Spallation Neutron Source, High Flux Isotope Reactor, National Institute of Standards and Technology reactor, etc.) in conjunction with the modeling and simulations.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: N/A

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. in a technical field such as nuclear engineering, physics, materials science, chemistry or a closely related area with experience in atomistic simulation methods.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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