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Postdoctoral Scholar - Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 8th, 2013
Last review date: September 22nd, 2015
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: September 22nd, 2015
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Postdoctoral Scholar - Employees
(3 positions – Year 1, 4 Positions – Subsequent Years)
Salary: $55,000-$65,000 Annually
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley welcomes applications for multiple postdoctoral scholar employees in support of the Nuclear Science Security Consortium (NSSC) to engage in academic research at the forefront of nuclear science and security. The objective of the NSSC Postdoctoral Scholars is to create the next generation of scientific leaders in the nuclear security field. Research projects are available in the areas of nuclear and particle physics, nuclear engineering (including safeguards and nonproliferation as related to the nuclear fuel cycle), nuclear instrumentation, radiation detection concepts and technologies, as well as nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry for nuclear forensics and international safeguards applications.

The initial appointment, limited to US citizens, is for one year, with the possibility of extension up to three years. Starting salaries are typically in the range of $55,000 to $65,000 per year and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment, short term disability, voluntary long term supplemental disability and life insurance. The University also has a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

The ideal candidate will have:
• A PhD or equivalent from a recognized university in one of the following areas: Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, or Similar Discipline
• A superior academic performance and publication record
• Ability to be self-directed with broadly defined limits on assignments
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Demonstrated ability to interact efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment

Related skills may include:
• Familiarity with nuclear decay processes as well as relevant databases
• Experience in particle and gamma-ray detection, including experimental set-up, data collection and analysis
• Knowledge of nuclear reactor physics, neutronics and simulation methods.

The initial review date is September 30th, 2014. Applications received by this date will receive priority. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to this date; however, this position will remain open until filled.

Please direct all questions to Alina Sari, NSSC Program Manager (alina_sari@berkeley.edu) with the subject line NSSC Postdoctoral Scholars.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California Policy and California State law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research.

The University of California 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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More information about this recruitment: http://nssc.berkeley.edu/job-opportunities.html




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