Job description


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Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:The candidate will work on degradation of nuclear materials in extreme environments using state of the art experimental characterization techniques such as in-situ spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation and electron microscopy. The specific research thrusts covered by this position deal with development of new advanced alloys for high temperature nuclear reactors, characterization of heat exchanger degradation in extreme environments and in-situ synchrotron diffraction experiments to better understand corrosion experiments.

Position Duties:List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:Ph. D in Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Physics, or related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:3+ years post degree research with nuclear materials in extreme environments using in-situ spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation and electron microscopy.


Work Type:Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:Minimum $74,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. Please refer to the Position Vacancy Listing number in your cover letter. At a future date, you may be asked to provide at least 3 references.

Contact:Dina Christenson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )


Employment Class:Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:101272-AS

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