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Post-irradiation Examinations Postdoctoral Research Associate
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The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research associate working in the Advanced Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) and Characterization Directorate at the Materials and Fuels complex of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication through post irradiation analysis.
Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research involving the post irradiation examination (PIE) of different irradiated nuclear materials, with focus on cladding and structural components mechanical testing. The particular focus of this position will be on the performance of different Accident Tolerant Fuel cladding concepts for light water reactors, but a wide variety of other material forms may be studied during this appointment (i.e. advanced manufacturing materials). In this position you will assist in the collection of PIE data, analyze and interpret data to determine material performance. You will evaluate material performance at a wide range of scales necessary to elucidate the physics of observed phenomena. Incorporation of performance data into applicable modeling and simulation tools will be encouraged. You will be responsible for publication of research results in internal reports and the open literature. Individuals are sought with background and experience in the mechanical testing of nuclear materials and claddings.
- PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years
- PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or comparable disciplines
- Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in English
- Demonstrated expertise (through peer reviewed journals) in radiation induced defects in materials relevant to both light water reactors and fast reactors claddings and materials
- Expertise in nuclear materials, nuclear cladding performance or components dealing with the nuclear fuel cycle. Willingness to expand knowledge in finite element modeling is requested.
- Excellent publication record in peer reviewed journals
- Successful record of writing and being awarded research grants
- Ability to be a strong team player and effectively organize and lead tasks
- Relevant experience working in a research laboratory environment
- Previous experience in mechanical testing developments or hot cell environment is a plus.
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