Role description

The incumbent will be part of a well-established team of professionals and technologists specializing in the study of neutron irradiation damage and its effects on reactor component material performance. The branch conducts research into alloys/components in current reactor designs as well as alloys/components proposed for future reactor concepts. The capabilities of the branch include developing irradiation programs; characterizing irradiated materials; developing predictive models of radiation damage and deformation; and applying neutron scattering techniques to material research.

Responsibilities

  • Provides novel solutions to problems in the areas of environmentally assisted degradation, welding, metallurgy, diffusion on solids, creep & creep fatigue, and material issues (radiation damage, corrosion, and/or fatigue) in both conventional (light, heavy-water) and small modular/advanced nuclear reactors.
  • Provides leadership to interdisciplinary R&D projects for commercial and internal customers.
  • Influences the company’s strategic technical direction
  • Writes technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Supervises junior and intermediate professional and technical staff.
  • Represents the company on major scientific and technological issues nationally and internationally.
  • Participates in the safe operations of laboratories.

Essential skills

  • PhD in a physical science or engineering, from a university of recognized standing, or membership in an engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification in that organization.
  • Significant experience (10+ years) in the research areas of environmentally assisted degradation, welding, metallurgy, diffusion on solids, creep & creep fatigue, and material issues in both conventional (light, heavy-water) and small nuclear reactors
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with a substantial publication record
  • Significant experience in providing scientific direction to multi-disciplinary research programs in the areas of material degradation
  • Experience in mentoring junior professional staff.
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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