This position involves computational research on nuclear reactor safety and nuclear fuel safety. This includes accident tolerant fuel behavior, including critical heat flux. Nuclear system code modeling experience, e.g. with RELAP, TRACE, MARS, or equivalent, is required. Expertise in water-cooled, gas-cooled, and molten salt-cooled systems is desirable. The demonstrated ability to couple modeling and experiment results is preferred. The position requires experience with thermal hydraulics, neutronics, and materials research. Additional duties include technical interactions with graduate students and ORNL research staff members, contributing to and developing new research initiatives, writing peer reviewed scientific journal articles, and fiscal and technical management of research projects. The appointment would be a limited term appointment, approximately 1 year with the possibility of renewal for future years. The end goal after the appointment would be for you to secure a permanent position that is compatible with your interest: a faculty position or a research scientist position at a government lab. The objective will be to also assist managing ongoing funded projects and to work with a mentor to prepare research proposals that are competitive for U.S. federal funding agencies to generate new projects.
Internal Number: 175347
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