Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior Scientist - Limited Term/Post Doc

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/1/2018 2:00 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1962
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Sciences
    Type
    Full-Time
    Location : City
    North Las Vegas
    Location : State/Province (Full Name)
    Nevada
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in a calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Statistics (STEM) field, including Nuclear Engineering, and 5 years' of relevant experience
    • PhD is preferred
    • Must possess knowledge of the science and mathematics of modeling imaging systems, including experience with algorithms for deterministic and statistical inverse problems, such as Bayesian models, uncertainty quantification, and machine learning. In addition, the ideal candidate will be proficient in programming languages such as Matlab, python, and R.
    • Employ independent judgment; and apply knowledge to ensure that requirements are completed using quality methods.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. 
    • Must possess interpersonal communication skills to promote an open and informal communication environment, develop mutual trust and teamwork, recognize people for their accomplishments, and facilitate employee self-development. 
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, changing priorities, and apply leadership concepts with an emphasis on continuous improvement and team building. 
    • Demonstrated skill to establish and maintain strong and effective customer relations, and to anticipate change and adjust promptly and effectively. 
    • Apply knowledge to ensure that requirements are completed using quality methods.
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Must have 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.

    Responsibilities

    THIS IS A LIMITED-TERM REGULAR FULL-TIME POSITION. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE CAN BE EMPLOYED UP TO TWO YEARS, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF ONE ADDITIONAL YEAR, BASED ON THE ORGANINZATIONS' NEEDS. CANDIDATE MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A POST-DOC POSITION WITHIN 3 YEARS OF RECEIVING THEIR PhD, OR THE CANDIDATE WILL HAVE COMPLETED ALL PhD REQUIREMENTS BY HIRE DATE.

     

    Reporting to the Signal Processing and Applied Mathematics supervisor, within Nevada Operations, the postdoctoral researcher will develop mathematical models for analyzing data from experiments in support of the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation mission. Projects will include emerging capabilities for data fusion, machine learning techniques, threat assessments, and the fielding of diagnostic systems. The postdoctoral researcher will play an active role in the Site-Directed Research and Development program.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Will play a lead scientific role in the development, fielding, and analysis of data from complex measurement systems, with a focus on basic and applied research in nonproliferation.
    • Requires active participation in the field with the scientific, technical, and engineering teams, direct interaction with experimental partners from the National Security Laboratories, and independently driven model and algorithm development.  
    • Will build direct relationships with the laboratory partners and provide scientific guidance to experimental operations, also reporting on accomplishments to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Supporting nonproliferation projects, the Senior Scientist will be expected to maintain an active research portfolio, participating in the Site-Directed Research and Development program, including research in support of current projects for characterizing imaging systems, image segmentation, and image enhancement.
    • Includes publishing scientific results and presenting research developments at professional meetings and conferences and to university partners.
    • The primary work location will be North Las Vegas, NV. 
    • Work at the NNSS may be required in support of these functions, as well as travel to NNSS remote sites, and the three National Security Laboratories.  The primary work location will be North Las Vegas, NV.  Work at the NNSS may be required in support of these functions, as well as travel to NNSS remote sites, and the three National Security Laboratories. 

    Overview

    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).