Research Scientist I - Nuclear Engineering

Knoxville, TN
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionResearch Scientist I - Nuclear Engineering  Regular Full-time

Research Scientist will be responsible for performing computer simulations within a multiscale materials model framework to assess the behavior of metallic alloys and materials to extreme plasma and neutron irradiation environments.  The research will involve the use of ab initio density functional theory (DFT) calculations as well as atomistic molecular dynamics and molecular statics to investigate the interaction between gas atoms, including nitrogen, boron, helium and hydrogen, with metallic surfaces and metal - precipitate interfaces.  The successful applicant will have multiple years of experience past the PhD degree, demonstrated experience with electronic structure calculations and molecular dynamics simulations, and a publication record of peer-reviewed, archival journal publications that documents the ability to perform and interpret DFT and atomistic simulations.  The successful applicant will also be expected to work in a collaborative team environment, and interact with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD-level scientists from multiple institutions, especially Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and the University of Tennessee.


This position requires a PhD in materials science, applied physics, chemical or nuclear engineering, demonstrated success in research for multiple years past the PhD, and documented publications record.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Nuclear Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 19, 2021, 7:32:28 PM

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