Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nuclear Reactor Program at North Carolina State University, USA



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The selected candidate is expected to perform independent research and develop molecular dynamics (MD) and ab initio (e.g., DFT based) atomistic simulation techniques in support of investigation in the area of advanced nuclear reactor development. The candidates will join an internationally recognized group that is active in the development and utilization of such methods in the quantification of the dynamic structure factor (the scattering law) for key materials used in nuclear technology. Understanding the effect of radiation on the properties of these materials may also be a part of this study. The opportunity also exists for performing experimental studies at the NCSU PULSTARreactor and at national facilities (e.g., Spallation Neutron Source, High Flux Isotope Reactor, National Institute of Standards and Technology reactor, etc.) in conjunction with the modeling and simulations.

Vacancy Type Post Doc
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time-Limited Appointment Length No
If Yes, Appointment Length
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Anticipated Hiring Range $47,000 – $65,000
Position Number 00107319
Work Schedule Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 141201 – Nuclear Reactor Program
Department 141201 – Nuclear Reactor Program
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties To support research activities that are ongoing in areas related to nuclear reactor technology, including research in advanced nuclear reactor design and nuclear data generation
Other Work/Responsibilities The selected candidate is expected to perform independent research and develop molecular dynamics (MD) and ab initio (e.g., DFT based) atomistic simulation techniques in support of investigation in the area of advanced nuclear reactor development. The candidates will join an internationally recognized group that is active in the development and utilization of such methods in the quantification of the dynamic structure factor (the scattering law) for key materials used in nuclear technology. Understanding the effect of radiation on the properties of these materials may also be a part of this study. The opportunity also exists for performing experimental studies at the NCSU PULSTARreactor and at national facilities (e.g., Spallation Neutron Source, High Flux Isotope Reactor, National Institute of Standards and Technology reactor, etc.) in conjunction with the modeling and simulations.
Minimum Experience/Education Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.
Departmental Required Skills Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. in a technical field such as nuclear engineering, physics, materials science, chemistry or a closely related area with experience in atomistic simulation methods.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Experience using MD and DFT codes such as LAMMPSVASP, etc. is highly desirable. The ability to use, set up and manage simulations on Linux based high performance computing clusters is desirable.
Required License or Certification N/A
Special Instructions
Job Open Date 11/27/2018
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.

12/10/2018
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 01/02/2018
AA/EOE NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you or will you have your PhD by start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  3. If you learned about this vacancy from “other source” or “other website”, please provide the source.(Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact Information for References

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2

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