Postdoctoral Appointee - Nuclear Engineering
Argonne National Laboratory
Job posting number: #7127942 (Ref:415222)
Posted: March 13, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Division is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to develop computational methods and computer codes to model the physics and engineering of advanced nuclear reactors; analyze the multi-physics aspects of nuclear fission reactors including neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, structural mechanics, and fuel behavior. Activities may involve reactor analysis including transient analysis, engineered system evaluation, and machine learning applications in modeling thermal fluid behavior of interest to reactor analysis. The candidate is expected to produce papers and reports describing results of development work, analyses, and investigations.
Knowledge of nuclear engineering principles, theories, and practices for the design and analysis of reactor systems.
Knowledge of heat transfer and fluid dynamics for nuclear system applications and reactor safety analyses.
Knowledge of computation methods and numerical solvers for engineering applications.
Knowledge of modern software development practices and programming techniques.
Skills in the use of computers and in the analysis of computational results, in the clear and effective documentation and communication of results, and in interaction with co-workers and support personnel is required.
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Knowledge of reactor transient and accident analysis methods and experience in using system codes (e.g. RELAP5, TRACE, SAM, or SAS4A/SASSYS-1).
Knowledge of the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) framework.
Experience in computational modeling of advanced (non-light water) reactor designs.
Knowledge of machine learning algorithms and experience in machine learning applications related to thermal fluid problems and/or nuclear reactor analysis.
The required levels of knowledge and skills are typically achieved through formal training in nuclear engineering or physics at the doctorate level and 0+years of experience.
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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