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NSSC Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary: $55,000-$65,000 Annually
Recruitment period: Open May 8, 2013 through Jun 9, 2016
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley welcomes applications for multiple postdoctoral scholar employees in support of the Nuclear Science Security Consortium (NSSC) to engage in academic research at the forefront of nuclear science and security. The objective of the NSSC Postdoctoral Scholars is to create the next generation of scientific leaders in the nuclear security field. Research projects are available in the areas of nuclear and particle physics, nuclear engineering (including safeguards and nonproliferation as related to the nuclear fuel cycle), nuclear instrumentation, radiation detection concepts and technologies, as well as nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry for nuclear forensics and international safeguards applications.

The initial appointment, limited to US citizens, is for one year, with the possibility of extension up to three years. Starting salaries are typically in the range of $55,000 to $65,000 per year and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD from a recognized university in one of the following areas: Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, or Similar Discipline
  • A superior academic performance and publication record
  • Ability to be self-directed with broadly defined limits on assignments
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to interact efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment

Related skills may include:

  • Familiarity with nuclear decay processes as well as relevant databases
  • Experience in particle and gamma-ray detection, including experimental set-up, data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of nuclear reactor physics, neutronics and simulation methods.

A complete application includes the following components:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names of (3) References (Do Not Include Letters of Recommendation)
  • Academic Transcripts

Positions will remain open until filled. Please use this link to apply for this position

Please direct all questions to Alina Sari, NSSC Program Manager, alina_sari@berkeley.edu, with the subject line NSSC Postdoctoral Scholars.

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