Research Scientist

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Virginia Tech group on applied neutrino science is seeking applicants for one research scientist position in nuclear non-proliferation broadly defined, with a focus on novel applications of neutrinos in this area. A Ph.D. in physics, nuclear engineering or related disciplines by the start date is required, as well as experience in non-proliferation research and a demonstrated ability to carry out independent research is expected. Very experienced candidates could be hired as senior research scientist.
This position is available starting Summer 2020 and is renewable for up to three years duration in total, depending on performance. The position is part of a consortium for Monitoring, Technology and Verification (MTV) fund U.S. DOE National Nuclear Security Administration. The MTV comprises 14 universities and and 12 national laboratories and the successful candidate will have the opportunity for extended research stays at participating institutions.

The applied neutrino science group is led by Dr. Patrick Huber and hosted within the Center for Neutrino Physics that consists of more than a dozen faculty in both theory and experiment. The primary duties of the position will consist of research in applied science directed towards enhancing non-proliferation capabilities, writing peer-reviewed publications and presenting research results to a wider research community both regionally and internationally.

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in particle or nuclear physics, nuclear engineering or closely related disciplines. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of neutrino physics.
Ability to work under limited supervision.
Experience working in teams of varied backgrounds.

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Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: July 13, 2020
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