Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior Scientist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/10/2018 11:38 AM)
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    Las Vegas
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  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or in a calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering  &  Mathematics (STEM) field, plus at least 5 years' relevant experience.  Experience with one or more of the following is highly desired:  mobile and hand-held radiation detectors, gamma-ray spectroscopy, numerical analysis, stochastic or deterministic radiation modeling, operational health physics, radiation sensor development, sensor networking, object-oriented programming, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
    • Experience with software applications such as Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP/MCNPX), GEANT, Matlab, Maple, Microshield, GammaVision, and/or Genie 2000 is strongly desired. 
    • Candidate must have strong written and oral communications skills and must show a demonstrated ability to work on complex applied projects in a group atmosphere. 
    • Ability to interface effectively with technical personnel from other MSTS organizations, outside organizations, and government agencies.
    • Must be willing and able to perform work during non-standard hours, take on-call duty, and deploy worldwide on short notice.
    • Must be capable of performing moderate lifting and be able to meet Company requirements for worldwide travel. 
    • Must submit to immunizations for worldwide travel. 
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.


    Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”


    Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.” 


    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace. 


    • Support a national level radiological emergency response capability for locating and identifying radiological material in a wide variety of real-world settings. 
    • Serve as an emergency response team member and participate in exercise and real-world deployments.
    • Collect radiation data in field operations from a variety of platforms and analyze data, including radionuclide identification and activity estimates.
    • Provide input to development of improved radiation detection systems and analysis algorithms.
    • Conduct and document field experiments utilizing commercial and government radiation detection equipment.
    • Contribute to the development and testing of software applications specific to radiological emergency response activities.
    • Provide scientific guidance on projects involving an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physicists, and technicians.
    • Must be willing and able to travel worldwide as a member of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) emergency response teams.
    • Perform related work as assigned by Manager


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).