Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 405492 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

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position with our Nuclear Science and Engineering Division (NSE).

In this role you will:

  • Perform analyses of operational or safety issues associated with Argonne or other facilities.
  • Develop computational models or/and extend existing computer codes needed for these analyses.
  • Produce papers and reports to support the basic posture of the facility.
  • Analyze of off-normal occurrences at the facility, or support the conduct of experiments in the facility.
  • Support new program development activities.
  • Perform design, operational and safety analysis of nuclear reactors and other engineering systems using appropriate combination of thermal-hydraulic models and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.
  • Develop new mathematical models applicable to the analysis of nuclear facilities and/or other engineering systems and related experiments.
  • Develop computational strategies and/or computer codes necessary to carry out the required analyses.
  • Compare predictions of facility performance characteristics with experimental results and/or alternative benchmark models.
  • Evaluate and document the results of analytical activities for presentation to the technical community.
  • Contribute to proposals to attract new internal/external funding.
  • Coordinate related work activities at the Laboratory and elsewhere, as appropriate.

We expect you to have:

  • Knowledge of one or more specialized areas in nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics and computational fluid dynamics.
  • Knowledge of nuclear engineering principles, theories, and practices for the design and analysis of reactor systems.
  • Skills in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches for quantitative problem solving.
  • Skills in the use of computers, the development of computational models, and the analysis of computational results.
  • Skills in the clear and effective documentation and communication of results, and in the interaction with co-workers and support personnel.
  • Extensive programming knowledge and experience in particular for application to computational fluid dynamics.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.