Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Assistant Research Engineer - Nuclear Engineering - College of Engineering
The Bay Area Neutron Group (BANG) and the Data Evaluation for Applied Nuclear Science (DEANS) Group in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley welcome applications for an Assistant Research Engineer to perform independent research in low energy experimental nuclear physics. In collaboration with US DOE national laboratories, BANG and DEANS bring together academics and national laboratory scientists to address nuclear data inquiry for applications. The candidate will perform work under the supervision of Professor Lee Bernstein and Dr. Bethany Goldblum.
Responsibilities: The candidate will lead fundamental studies of low energy nuclear physics, including but not limited to the measurement of inelastic scattering cross sections on actinide nuclei for the design of novel nuclear energy systems, the measurement of independent and cumulative fission yields using cyclical neutron activation analysis, the measurement of charged-particle and neutron-induced reaction cross sections relevant to the production of radionuclides for medical applications, and the development of customized nuclear databases for nonproliferation applications. The research duties also involve hardware and software development, data analysis and interpretation, and method development for low energy experimental nuclear physics. The candidate will be expected to author peer-reviewed articles, engage on multiple research projects, set technical agendas, develop the technical vision for the research objectives, draft and revise technical papers and reports using sound scientific judgment, and prepare and make technical presentations at research and technical conferences on research progress. In addition, the candidate will facilitate interactions with other research organizations and/or groups to promote collaboration and enhance the impact of research results.
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