Postdoctoral Position Available at the University of Tennessee

There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the
Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville
(UTK). The position will involve supporting a project focused on establishing a
permanent fast neutron imaging facility at Consolidated Nuclear Services in Oak
Ridge, TN, for both production use and to enable future work in non-proliferation
programs. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Nuclear Engineering
or Physics, strong computer programming skills, and a background in
experimental research involving the detection and characterization of ionizing
radiation. It is desired that the candidate will have familiarity with, as well as a
theoretical understanding of, x-ray, neutron, and imaging detectors, including
detector materials, analog and digital signal processing, statistical modeling, and
data analysis. It is also desirable for the candidate to have familiarity with
computer/instrument interfaces and experience with radiation transport
calculations such as MCNP, GEANT4 and SCALE. Good human relations and
communication skills are requisite. The ability to perform research and
development in a collaborative environment is required, including excellent oral
and written communication skills. U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and
maintain a Department of Energy “Q” clearance is required. Publications and
travel to conferences is expected. The initial appointment is for a period of 12
months with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional 24 months.
Knoxville, a vibrant and growing city, is nestled at the base of the beautiful
Smoky Mountains. Knoxville was recently rated the “best place in the U.S. for new
college graduates to live and work” by the ERI Economic Research Institute, a
compensation research firm specializing in salary survey and cost-of-living
studies. This comes on the heels of Knoxville’s “ninth hottest area of the country
to do business” ranking and a five-star rating for quality of life. The Knoxville-Oak
Ridge area, home to 100+ nuclear-related companies, is also a national
powerhouse in nuclear science and engineering research and industry.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Jason Hayward;
Professor of Nuclear Engineering; The University of Tennessee; 411 Nuclear
Engineering Bldg; Knoxville, TN 37996; Telephone: 865-974-2536; Email: Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled.

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physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other
characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it
does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this
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Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for
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