POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, to join the MIT Research Reactor (MITR), the primary experimental facility of the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory and one of five U.S High-Performance Research Reactors. The Center for Reactor Instrumentation and Sensor Physics (CRISP), physically located within NRL, is a joint Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and MIT center whose mission is to advance the current state of instrumentation and controls in nuclear systems by developing foundational technologies. CRISP connects experts from diverse organizations to devise novel solutions for sensing and tests these systems under irradiation. Will participate in CRISP research and support a diverse set of complex problems in sensing and measurement of critical quantities in harsh environmental conditions. Specifically, will be instrumental in implementing existing techniques as well as devising novel ones to measure high temperature operating conditions observed in nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) systems. Will participate in all aspects of the instrumentation design--from concept development, computational analysis, design of experiments, benchtop experiments to final demonstration experiment in the MITR.
Job Requirements REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, physics, or related field; in-depth knowledge of data acquisition systems and signal processing such as filtering; experience in multiphysics modeling and simulation of structural and heat transfer dynamics coupled with elastic or electromagnetic wave propagation in solid structures; demonstrated hands-on experience working with experimental systems; and the ability to keep schedules and meet deadlines and work both independently and as a team member in a cross-disciplinary group. PREFERRED: exposure to or familiarity with the LabVIEW programming language and experience with ultrasonic thermometry or pyrometry. Job #20987
This position is expected to start in May 2022 and is subject to a one-year term with possible renewal on an annual basis.
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