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Tenure-track faculty fosition in Nuclear Engineering
Idaho Falls at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies
University of Idaho

The University of Idaho invites applications for a tenureā€track faculty position at an assistant or associate professor level with an emphasis in Fuel Cycle Research.
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Director, Nuclear Engineering Program
Idaho Falls at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies
University of Idaho

The University of Idaho seeks an outstanding individual to provide leadership for design and delivery of its Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program.
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US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E)
seeking new Fellows to join their team

ARPA-E is looking for the next generation of scientific leaders to help solve the most pressing and exciting challenges in energy. The Fellows assist the agency in identifying possible breakthrough energy technologies through technical and economic analyses. During their two-year tenure, ARPA-E Fellows are fully immersed in energy technology development, engaging with world-class researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials. Prior experience in energy and/or commercialization is not necessary.

During their time at ARPA-E, Fellows have the opportunity to:

  • Prepare energy technology and economic analyses to help define the strategic direction and vision of the agency.
  • Learn energy technology development and commercialization directly from the nation's best energy entrepreneurs and researchers, and gain exposure to a wide variety of energy technologies.


  • Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering. Students who expect to complete their Ph.D. within the next year are also encouraged to apply.
  • Strong analytical, research, and communication skills.
  • Ability to initiate independent projects and work across disciplines.
  • Passion to change the world through energy technology research and development.
  • US citizenship.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for three references on the Fall 2014 Fellows Application website. In your cover letter, please discuss energy technology areas that you would like to work on as an ARPA-E Fellow, especially areas that ARPA-E has not yet pursued. (Give ARPA-E your vision!)

Please submit your application by Friday, October 10th, 2014 to receive consideration in this round of recruiting.

Direct questions to ARPA-E-JOBS@HQ.DOE.GOV

Tenure-track faculty position in the area of Nuclear Engineering
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (MANE)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The emphasis is on individuals at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Exceptionally qualified individuals in all areas of nuclear engineering are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in all aspects of reactor thermal hydraulics, dynamics and safety.
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Clean Energy Fellow
Third Way

Third Way is looking to hire a full-time, paid energy fellow for Sept 2014 through August 2015. This would be a good position for any graduating NSE student with an interest in policy. Third Way fellows work closely with policy staff to develop new proposals, evaluate current energy policy and their implications on the energy markets, and interact with Hill and Administration policymakers.

NSSC Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary: $55,000-$65,000 Annually
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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