RTN - IDS112897 - Nuclear Physicist - Gamma Ray and Neutron Detection 23507 EMC/TEMPEST ENG



EDD's Ship & Torpedo Electronics Department (STED) is currently seeking a Nuclear Physicist or Nuclear Engineer to contribute to the development of multiple DoD, DTRA, DoE and DNDO programs at the Surveillance and Sensors Center in Sudbury, MA.


The ideal candidate will have a strong physics background, with an emphasis in nuclear physics, and have a general knowledge of electrical engineering concepts.  The candidate should also be capable of working as part of a team, supporting senior radiation effects engineers or physicists.


More specifically the candidate will have a working understanding of the fundamentals of gamma ray and neutron detection techniques and be familiar with the application of gamma ray detectors for spectroscopic measurements.  A familiarity with both passive and active nuclear interrogation concepts in regards to inspection for concealed nuclear materials is highly desirable. The candidate should be knowledgeable or be willing to become proficient in the use of radiation transport codes such as MCNP/MCNPX .  A willingness to learn radiation-hardening techniques to contribute to system design solutions is also desired.  Additional activities may include performing radiation testing to determine radiation hardness of new designs, characterizing radiation susceptibility, generating required documentation and summary reports, and presenting results at internal and external reviews.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

        Providing the interface with On-Site Raytheon personnel, customers, and suppliers

        Supporting new business area and lateral area pursuits in support of Raytheon IDS Advanced Technology Directorate’s Homeland Security growth pursuits



Basic Qualifications:

        M.S. or PhD degree in Physics or Nuclear Engineering curriculum

        Experience with gamma ray and neutron detection

        Experience with standard desktop and engineering computing and analysis tools

        Lab test experience using standard lab equipment (i.e. oscilloscopes, power supplies, amplifiers, general purpose ATE equipment)


Desired Skills:


        Willing to travel up to an average of one week per month

        Basic program/ team leadership skills

        Familiarity with the use of radiation transport codes such as MCNP/MCNPX

        Familiarity with methods of gamma ray pulse height spectra analysis

        Familiarity with the use of gamma ray and neutron detection equipment

        Knowledge of semiconductor device physics

        Experience using MathCad, LabVIEW, and programming skills (i.e. C++, Fortran, C)

        Computer aided design and modeling experience