Post Irradiation Analysis Postdoctoral Research Associate
Idaho National Laboratory
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate in computer and/or electrical engineering (degree field), nuclear engineering, or comparable discipline for the Data Analysis & Visualization group within MFC's Characterization and Advanced Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) Directorate. The ideal candidate for this position will be well versed in the field of digital image and signal processing. Although not required, the ideal candidate will have laboratory experience, preferably with computed tomography measurements, as part of this position will entail lab work and data acquisition using micro X-ray Computed Tomography. They will work closely with a wide range of instrument scientists and various engineering disciplines (Materials scientists, Physicists, Nuclear Engineers, Mechanical engineers, Chemical Engineers) to develop advanced analytical capabilities and imaging modalities for nuclear fuels and materials. To a lesser degree, the Postdoctoral researcher will also assist the X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) instrument scientist in the XCT operations and method development.
The candidate is expected to be a strong asset to our interdisciplinary R&D team and work effectively both alone, as a subject matter expert in the field of digital image and signal processing, and as a team member of a highly diverse fuels and materials research team. The candidate must be self-motivated but also take direction from other team members and peers. While prior knowledge of nuclear fuels and materials is not required, the candidate is expected to become fluent in the basics of our nuclear fuels and materials research to more effectively communicate and articulate ideas to team members.
The position entails writing scientific manuscripts for journal publication, and presentation of research results at national and international conferences and meetings.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capabilities needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of talented personnel, facilities, and world-class infrastructure offering researchers a unique opportunity to perform research and development on nuclear fuels and irradiated materials from their conceptual design and fabrication to their irradiation and post-irradiation examination.
• PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years
• PhD in Electrical and/or computer engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or comparable disciplines
• Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in English
• 3 years of experience in 3D image segmentation, analysis, and algorithm development for 3D datasets
• Demonstrated programming experience in: Python, basics of Linux, R, MATLAB, C/C++, OpenACC, CUDA, and OpenMP.
• Strong background in linear algebra and numerical methods
- Annual Salary $95,004
- Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
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.
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
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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.