Light Water Reactor Fuel Performance Expert
Job Information Job Title: Light Water Reactor Fuel Performance Expert Grade: 200/220Org: Post Irradiation Examinations
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC, 4x10 schedule)
**This is a multi-level posting**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.Responsibilities
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an associate scientist/staff scientist in the area of post irradiation examination (PIE) of light water reactor nuclear fuel, reporting to the Advanced Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) Department within the Advanced PIE and Characterization Directorate.
The successful candidate will serve as a technical expert for the PIE of light water reactor (LWR) nuclear fuel at the Materials and Fuels Complex. He/She will work closely with internal and external customers to plan and manage fuel examination campaigns, develop improved examination methods and capabilities, and develop technical partnerships with the nuclear industry.
Additional responsibilities include:
Implements continuous improvement of research capabilities and LWR fuel knowledge, including developing a research program focused on improving instrumentation, data, and analysis capabilities
Actively communicates research results in refereed journals and conference papers
The Instrument Scientist position progresses from junior to senior scientist level. The instrument scientist will typically focus on a single instrument type for several years and develop world-leading expertise and capability in the use of that instrument in characterization and testing of nuclear materials and fuels
Implements the annual strategy for improving their instrument and data analysis capabilities, based on the 10-year vision for science in their instrument area Pursues professional development opportunities that maintain the highest level of knowledge and proficiency on their instrument(s). Maintains knowledge of the state-of-the art for their instrument and detection capabilities
Ensuring efficient instrument utilization by interacting with other instrument scientists in developing the monthly instrument schedule
Ensures that instrument users are proficient. Participates in training and oversight of internal and external instrument users and Research Associates
Ensures that analysis needs are recorded and clearly understood. Ensures that data and analysis generated by the instruments is of high quality and meets customer and user needs. Ensures that appropriate reference and calibration standards are available and used for analysis as appropriate
Establishes a personal research program focused on continually improving the science performed at MFC through the improvement of data and analysis capabilities. The personal research program includes cooperation with the user community and may require the acquisition of support through development and submittal of proposals to carry out the program
The Instrument Scientist actively publishes, including at least 2 first author refereed journal publications per year
The instrument scientist actively communicates research accomplished on the instrument and instrument improvements to both external and internal laboratory audiences with the goal of enhancing the INL’s reputation and building a strong user base for the instrument.
Level 2: Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of related experience or Master's Degree and 1 year of experience or Doctorate degree
Level 3: Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience or Master's Degree and 3 years of experience or Doctorate Degree and 2 years of experience
Preferred degree disciplines: Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering or closely related technical field
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Lower Body: walking-prolonged, standing-prolongedUpper Body: twisting, applying torque (arms), pushing/pulling, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)Combined Upper/Lower Body: lifting ability - 50 lbs max, repetitive workEyes: visually demanding work, near vision, far vision, depth perceptionEars: speech discrimination, audio alarmsNose: ability to smellFacility: stairsEnvironmental Conditions: hazardous chemical/waste, radiation workEquipment: power tools, lasers, respirator use, typing/keyboardPersonnel Requirements: >8 hrs/day, overtime/irregular hours, working aloneCertification Exams: respirator userPlease Apply Before: December 17,2018 (Midnight, MST) Environmental, Safety and Health StatementMust 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.Other InformationWhen 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.INL OverviewINL 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 over 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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