Nuclear Nonproliferation Specialist

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7115936 (Ref:414428)

Posted: November 11, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Nuclear Nonproliferation Specialist provides technical and policy expertise to Division programs in areas related nuclear security and nonproliferation of nuclear and nuclear-related technologies.  Conducts research of nuclear engineering technology and techniques working with a range of activities (e.g., pyroprocessing, radiological security, safeguards, material accountability, etc.) spanning technical and policy subject matter areas. Prepares and contributes to technical analyses and reports on technologies and activities of proliferation and security concern such as proliferation potential of nuclear fuel cycle facilities and international transfers of certain materials, equipment, and technologies.  Provides project management and technical expertise in support of programs and projects associated with WMD nonproliferation, including trainings/meetings and development of nonproliferation tools and resources. Works with principal investigators for selected projects, writing proposals and over time being to lead work under the purview of National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy and other federal sponsors.

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge of science and engineering principles associated with the nuclear fuel cycle, radiological security, or another WMD-related technical area such as nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, biology and/or physics.

  • Familiarity with U.S. and international nonproliferation, export control policies and regimes, and/or nuclear safeguards policies and regimes.

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions.

  • Skill in organizational and time management, with careful attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple stakeholders and priorities and experience working independently under time constraints to meet critical deadlines.

  • Interested candidates must have a solid technical background in a relevant field and a strong desire to apply that background to nonproliferation and national security policy support.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

  • Selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance and must be a U.S. citizen. Please see http://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm for more information about requirements for obtaining a security clearance process.

Other: Education: RD2:  Bachelor's & 5+ yrs, Master's & 3+ yrs or Doctorate & 0 yrs

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Nuclear/Reactor Engineering 2

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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