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Research Fellow

Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:Research Fellow----Hiring Department:Department of Mechanical Engineering----Position Open To:All Applicants----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40----FLSA Status:Exempt----Earliest Start Date:Immediately----Position Duration:Expected to Continue Until Nov 13, 2023----Location:PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS----Job Details:General NotesApplications are invited for multiple research fellow positions with a focus on computational chemistry, thermal-fluid dynamics, instrumentation, and/or system dynamics, in support of the design, licensing, and/or operation of a molten salt research reactor with integrated digital twin technologies. This position in the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering program in collaboration with the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. The positions are designed to advance multiphysics nuclear energy research associated with molten salt reactors through the use of leadership class computing facilities at the TexasAdvanced Computing Center and through integration with experimental systems.The initial appointment is for 12 months with annual renewals based on performance and the availability of funding.PurposeThis research will support a consortium (NEXTRA) of four universities in partnership with private industry to design, license, and operate the first NRC-licensed molten salt research reactor, along with integrated digital twin technologies. The successful applicant will develop a research program that contributes to the high-fidelity simulation efforts to develop predictive software that is integrated with experimental facilities and/or the reactor to both optimize operational performance and calibrate/validate the software for design and licensing of commercial MSRs.ResponsibilitiesThe position responsibilities include conducting independent research, mentoring of students in the research group, publication of results in peer-reviewed journals, and support to faculty on writing research grant proposals.Required Qualifications

  • PhD in nuclear engineering, computational science, or related field that was completed more than 3 years ago;
  • A track record of innovation in nuclear engineering and/or computational science and engineering, as demonstrated with a strong publication history;
  • Ability to contribute to interdisciplinary research efforts in the areas of a nuclear engineering area of specialization, computational engineering, computational and applied mathematics, and/or uncertainty quantification;
  • Ability to obtain source code access to export controlled nuclear software, including VERA.Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with methods and software development for conjugate heat transfer, computational chemistry, or system dynamics and controls.
    • Experience using modern software development practices, facilities, object-oriented programming.Salary$84,000 + negotiable depending on qualificationsWorking Conditions
      • Work is performed in an academic research environment.
      • May work in field environments.
      • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.Required Materials
        • Letter of interest addressed to Dr. Clarno that includes a 100-200 word narrative of proposed work, three professional references, and, if applicable, links to software to which the applicant has (co-)developed;
        • Curriculum Vitae; and
        • Copies of professional articles, papers, and publications.Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.----Employment Eligibility:Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
          • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
          • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
          • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
          • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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