The Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is seeking a dynamic individual who will develop, evaluate, and implement computational methods for use in reactor physics and nuclear engineering design computer programs. Methods development and implementation will be based on in-depth knowledge of particle transport theory and computational methods to efficiently solve real engineering problems on modern high-performance computing platforms. The focus will be on Monte Carlo neutron transport methods to support reactor design and analysis, but cross over into deterministic transport and general reactor physics methods is expected. The individual will develop new capabilities for existing Monte Carlo and deterministic transport codes, provide the necessary user support, documentation, and testing to bring the capabilities into general use.
Work activities include, but are not limited to:
- Developing new capabilities for existing Monte Carlo and deterministic transport codes, providing the necessary user support, documentation, and testing to bring the capabilities into general use
- Applying effective modern software engineering and project management principles in a team environment.
- Working independently and making engineering decisions for all aspects of the assigned tasks.
- Planning, designing, programming, software testing, and documenting, newly developed methods.
- Leading in your area of cognizance, contributing to the advancement of reactor physics methods technology and routinely supporting teaching and training opportunities, design reviews, software code reviews, and process/quality improvement initiatives.
- PhD in nuclear engineering or science related field from an accredited college or university
- MS degree in nuclear engineering or science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience; or
- PhD in nuclear engineering or science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of relevant experience
Job Preferred Skills
- MS/PhD in Nuclear Engineering or Engineering Physics.
- Demonstrated abilities in technical writing and presentation of technical material.
- Demonstrated ability to develop scientific software in a team environment.
- Experience with reactor core design nuclear engineering fundamentals.
- Knowledge and experience in project management and software engineering principles and techniques.
- Experience with Fortran 2008, C++, Python, Unix/Linux, and other programming/scripting languages.