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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee- Chemistry or Nuclear Engineer in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee- Chemistry or Nuclear Engineer

Requisition Number: 407355 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: NSE-Nuclear Science and Engineering

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

With guidance, assess the potential radiological consequences associated with hypothetical incidents at nuclear facilities.

The activities associated with this position include:

  • Contribute to the understanding of radionuclide transport and retention phenomena, including physical and chemical processes.
  • Participate in safety reviews andlicensing/authorizationactivities of nuclear facilities.
  • Develop theoretical and computational models associated with radionuclide physical and chemical behavior.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and the Laboratory community through research reports, project presentations, and other regular channels.
  • Analyze data and document results in the form of monthly reports, progress reports to sponsors, and technical publications and presentations; prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, attend and make presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals to contribute to programmatic growth.

The applicant will be expected to have:

  • Knowledge of one or more specialized areas of chemistry, chemical engineering, or nuclear engineering.
  • Knowledge of chemistry principles, theories, and practices.
  • Skill in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches and solutions to quantitative problems.
  • Skill in the use of computers and in the analysis of computational results.
  • Experience with thermodynamic calculation software, such as HSC Chemistry, FactSage, or Thermo-Calc preferred.
  • Knowledge of nuclear systems and/or common radionuclides preferred.
  • Working proficiency in a modern coding language and knowledge of modern software development practices preferred.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in chemistry, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering or a related field at the Ph.D. degree level with zero to three years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical experience.

Other: To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

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