Career Opportunities at MIT NRL

Page last reviewed: June 16th, 2023



SUPERINTENDENTNuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL), to assume a senior operations position responsible for oversight of all operations and routine maintenance activities for the MIT research reactor. Will be responsible for scheduling shifts, all routine and outage work, and sustaining required maintenance frequency in accordance with the facility technical specifications and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements; identifying procedures that need updating and performing safety reviews of proposed changes to operating, test and calibration, and emergency procedures and equipment; leading by example, talking to operations staff about performance issues, providing performance reviews, hiring new staff, and fostering a positive safety culture; and working with NRL management to improve workflow and oversight to ensure that safety and reliability goals are met while maintaining or enhancing operations staff job satisfaction.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  high school diploma; five years’ nuclear experience; good writing skills; ability to work in a team-oriented environment; senior reactor operator’s license or equivalent experience/authority from a similar facility; attention to detail; English language fluency; excellent interpersonal skills for successfully communicating to a diverse group of staff, students, MIT community members, and external organizations; and ability to lift weights of up to 40 lbs., ascend ladders, and wear and maintain training in use of a SCBA unit.  Must pass an NRC license exam for the NRL within one year of employment.  PREFERRED:  familiarity with and the ability to perform refueling calculations (MCNP); U.S. Navy, commercial, or research nuclear reactor experience; experience in management or leading a team.  Job #22841

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Must be able to pass background checks and an NRC physical exam.

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(posted 6/12/2023)


Irradiation Facilities Engineer

IRRADIATION FACILITIES ENGINEERNuclear Reactor Laboratory (MIT-NRL), to act as a key member of the irradiation engineering group, with emphasis on the design, construction, and installation of the new irradiation facilities at the NRL.  Will be involved in the design, construction, and installation of new experimental irradiation facilities; contribute to safety reviews and QA documentation; participate in the rotation with other irradiation engineering group members as an on-call experimenter; and work as a qualified radiation worker in NRL laboratories safely handling radioactive material. 

The MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory is a university laboratory that conducts interdisciplinary research in the areas of advanced fuel and materials for nuclear energy systems, nuclear science, nuclear medicine, and radiation science and technology. 

Job Requirements

 REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering or another related field, attention to detail, and good written and oral communication skills.  Must be able to work effectively both as a team member and independently; effectively prioritize multiple projects and keep to schedules and deadlines; work with and manage diverse engineering teams; and read, draft, and communicate technical drawings of experimental components.  PREFERRED:  five years of experience at a nuclear reactor facility in an engineering role.  Job #22806

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(posted 6/1/2023)

We accept applications every September for local college freshman or sophomore looking to work as a reactor operator. Our Operator Training section has more information about the opportunity to be gainfully employed until graduation with one of the highest paying jobs on MIT's campus. Student applications are accepted at the start of the Fall semester with a new cohort hired each academic year.