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Postdoctoral Associate
  • Job Number: 21679
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Plasma Science and Fusion Center
  • School Area: VP Research
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to conduct research in the areas of fusion neutronics. The research focuses on advancing the state of the art for benchmark problems for DT tokamaks using the SPARC tokamak facility.  Will be responsible for maintaining complex CAD models of the SPARC facility for neutron transport simulations, working with researchers and technicians collecting experimental measurements around the facility for comparison to simulations, making original research contributions to the PSFC program, producing work for publication, and presenting work at scientific conferences.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering or related field; a strong background in Monte Carlo methods or computational physics; and proficiency with Python programming.  Seek someone who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment and can communicate effectively with staff and students from MIT, other universities, and national laboratories.  PREFERRED:  Experience with activation workflows, shut-down dose rate calculations, and computational benchmarking.  Job #21679