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Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Reactor Physicist

Job Information Job Title: Senior Reactor PhysicistGrade: 210/220
Org: Nuc: Reactor Physics Design & Analysis
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 Schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement Leading Nuclear Energy and Research Technology 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 is seeking a skilled nuclear reactor physicist for its Reactor Physics Design & Analysis Department. The position requires in-depth knowledge of reactor physics, core design and analysis methods (e.g., experience with stochastic or deterministic reactor analysis tools such as, but not limited to, MCNP, or SCALE). The selected candidate will contribute (and provide leadership as appropriate) to reactor physics, core design and analysis activities supporting DOE programs such as, but not limited to, Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART), Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS), Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL), Fuel Cycle Technologies (FCT), Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT).
Other job duties for this position may include:
  • Select and widely apply reactor physics principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions to a wide range of complex, ambiguous, and/or difficult problems.
  • Have a key role in defining technical approach and setting technical directions for solving problems and meeting client needs.
  • Be responsible for implementing strategies necessary to meet key programmatic or organizational objectives dependent upon decisions or recommendations.
  • Lead peer review work within organization and be sought out for peer review by others.
  • Enhance technical/professional skills of junior staff through active mentoring and training as well as build (as appropriate) high performance teams across organizations.
  • Proactively identify, promote, and develop appropriate new technical capabilities within division.
  • Work with only occasional oversight on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions.
  • Perform complex assignments given general results expectation and guidelines (for senior candidates at level 4). Select and develop technical approach to assignment.

Level 4: BS degree in a science or engineering related discipline and 8 years relevant experience, MS in a science or engineering related discipline and 6 years relevant experience, or PhD in a science or engineering related discipline and 4 years relevant experience.Experience and in-depth knowledge in reactor physics, core design, and analysis methods
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

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.
The following are essential functions for this position:
Combined Upper/Lower Body: Repetitive and intermittent work and ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Eyes: Visually demanding work, near vision, depth perception, and basic color discrimination.
Equipment: Typing/keyboarding
Personnel Requirements: Ability to work more than 8 hours per day and working overtime and irregular hours. Please Apply Before: December 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (MST)
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.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.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.
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 and 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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