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Postdoctoral Scholar at Berkley Labs

Posted in Other 26 days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Berkeley, California





Job Description:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Engineering Division has an exciting opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the team.

In this role, you will be a part of a team within the Fusion Sciences and Ion Beam Technology Group, working in innovative fusion systems, with focus on the development of optimized fusion breeding blanket concepts, advanced modeling of tritium inventories in the fusion fuel cycle and transformative ideas for fully achieving fusion energy s safety and environmental potential.

What You Will Do:

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Simulate nuclear performance of fusion blanket systems, including activation of components and tritium breeding calculations.
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Develop advanced concepts for fusion breeding blanket concepts through design innovations.
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Conduct thermal-hydraulic analyses of fusion systems in normal and off-normal conditions, including tritium transport and release simulations.
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Develop data analysis tools and algorithms to simulate the dynamic streams of gases in the fusion fuel cycle, with the goal of minimizing the overall tritium inventory.
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Conduct original research independently and in collaborations.
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Report results to supervisor.
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Communicate results through internal reports, internal and external presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.
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Proactively promote and participate in matters relating to safety and environmentally sensitive work practices.
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Adhere to ES&H policies and attend required training as required.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

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Together with senior project team members, supervise the activities of and train undergraduate and graduate students and visitors.

What is Required:

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Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related discipline within the last five years.
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Demonstrated experience in fusion engineering.
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Demonstrated skills in Monte Carlo neutronics simulations (e.g., MCNP), engineering simulation tools (e.g., ANSIS), thermal-hydraulic analysis codes (e.g., MELCOR, RELAP), computer programming for data acquisition and data analysis.
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Experience with chemical engineering software adapted to time-dependent tritium system modeling.
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Demonstrated ability to perform research individually and as part of a research group.
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Relevant publication record and demonstration of proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.
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Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
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Ability to work effectively in a team that includes, engineers, computer scientists, scientific staff, technicians, and students.
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Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

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Ability to supervise and train undergraduate and graduate students and visitors.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

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This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
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Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Learn About Us:

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy s Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.