Postdoctoral Appointee

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7120972 (Ref:414692)

Posted: January 11, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Division is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral appointee to join the Reactor and Fuel Cycle Analysis group. This position would leverage experience in several technical fields including but not limited to fuel cycle scenario analysis and modeling, integrated nuclear waste management, and advanced reactor design and analysis. The individual will: 1) Contribute to the modeling, simulation, and analysis of future scenarios of reactor and fuel cycle facility deployment; 2) Develop computational strategies and enhance state-of-the-art codes to improve the modeling & simulation of nuclear reactor cores, systems, and fuel cycles; 3) Perform simulations and analyses of advanced reactors and fuel cycle systems; 4) Perform analyses related to the management of nuclear waste from advanced reactor fleets; 5) Produce papers and reports describing the research and development.

Position Requirements

  • Doctorate in nuclear science and engineering or a similar field.

  • Knowledge of nuclear engineering principles, theories, and practices for the design and analysis of reactor systems and nuclear fuel cycles.

  • Research experience in one or more specialized areas of nuclear science and engineering.

  • Experience in development and/or application of nuclear reactor physics or systems codes.

  • Experience in computer programming and scripting.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication.

  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork.

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in nuclear science and engineering, physics, or a related field at the Ph.D. level with zero years of employment experience. This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, and responsibilities required of the incumbent. Consequently, the incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7120972 (Ref:414692)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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