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Nuclear Effects Research Associate
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted September 19, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description 

Nuclear Effects Research Associate-21994 


Position Description

Do you value working in a creative and collaborative environment?


Are you looking to work on a team of technical experts where you can offer technical contributions to the study of nuclear weapons effects?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


We are seeking a bright, independent scientist and/or engineer to help us make a critical contribution in understanding the effect of nuclear events on relevant systems and develop innovative concepts to mitigate the undesired fallouts. As a member of our team, you will work on an exciting new task and contribute with your unique expertise to our ultimate success. You will be joining a hardworking team of engineers and scientists who are passionate about their work and strive to make an impact. Our team is committed to taking on challenging problems without fear of failure. We strive to foster an environment of collaboration, innovation, and sustained professional growth where members with different backgrounds can help each other in mastering tough problems. Our team values diversity, critical thinking, respect and willingness to compromise.


As a Nuclear Effects Research Associate...


·     Your primary responsibility will be to understand the response of a system to a nuclear event and develop appropriate solutions that mitigate undesired effects.

·     You will run third party software in a Linux and/or Windows environment.

·     You will execute modeling and simulation tasks.

·     You will work closely with a technical team to achieve results.

·     You will produce data and then perform analysis of that data.

·     You will analyze third party results.

·     You will work on some high-level modeling.

·     You will present work and results to other technical staff and management.


·     You will develop and plan projects.



You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...


·  Possess a MS in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Thermal Mechanical Engineering, or related field

·     Have 1-3 years of related professional experience

·     Are familiar with working in a Linux environment

·     Have experience with command line programming

·     Have familiarity with MATLAB and/or other coding platforms

·     Possess a strong attention to detail

·     Have demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

·     Have knowledge of nuclear physics, particle physics, or solar physics

·     Have a strong mathematical and statistical background

·     Have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...


·     Possess a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related field

·     Are familiar with, and have experience programming with, Fortran

·     Have a deep knowledge of nuclear physics

·     Have experience with transport problems in atmosphere or within structures

·     Have experience building third-party programs

·     Have experience with GEANT4, MCNP, ENDF, NJOY, DIORAMA, or similar code

·     Have the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance


Why work at APL?


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.


APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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