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Nuclear Analyst

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: March 7, 2023
Reference Code: 19311
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Used Fuel Management group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Nuclear Analyst.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research Education Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The position requires understanding of tools for performing computer analysis of nuclear fuel (criticality, dose rate/shielding, or thermal analysis). In addition, an understanding of spent nuclear fuel facilities (e.g., independent spent fuel storage installations, spent fuel pools, canister/cask handling procedures), packages (e.g., storage, transportation), and technologies (e.g., canister and cask design system design, canister and cask closure options, drying technologies, repair/mitigation alternatives) and/or advanced fuel types (e.g., TRISO, metallic, molten salt) is highly desirable.
The individual will be expected to contribute expertise to a broad range of advanced nuclear reactor and or spent nuclear fuel related projects, including but not limited to: DOE-NE's Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition program, DOE-EM's Technology Development activities, and industry/vendor collaborations. The selected candidate will publish work in various customer-required reports as well as peer-reviewed journal publications.
In addition, involvement in the preparation, peer review, and delivery of program plans, oral presentations, and other activities related to INL spent fuel programs and projects will be expected. Expected to work effectively both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Must take direction from other team members and peers and provide input in a constructive manner, even under pressures and tight deadlines.


Minimum Requirements:
  • MS in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineering, Physics or related discipline; or BS in same plus 0.5-3+ years relevant experience or equivalent
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade PR0100/200 ($81,288 - $134,100) - PR0200/210 ($93,492 - $154,212)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills
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 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO 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. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your 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 does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.