Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Scientist II

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/12/2019 9:49 AM)
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    North Las Vegas
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  • Qualifications

    Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

    • A Bachelor's degree in a calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, (STEM) field.  Including Statistics, Nuclear Engineering or Geology is required to be completed at the time of employment, plus at least two years' relevant experience.
    • PhD preferred.
    • Knowledge in one of the following topic areas: Uranium/Plutonium Production Detection, Weaponization Detection, Radiation Detection, Emergency Response, Safeguards, Nuclear Test Detection, Remote Detection, Data Science, and Nuclear Forensics. 
    • Proficient in one or more 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.

    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.






    Reporting to the Director of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs, within the NNSA Mission Programs Directorate, the postdoctoral researcher will develop scientific and engineering solutions in support of the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation mission.



    Key Responsibilities

    • Projects will include one or more of the following R&D subject areas: Uranium/Plutonium Production Detection, Weaponization Detection, Radiation Detection, Emergency Response, Safeguards, Nuclear Test Detection, Remote Detection, Data Science, and Nuclear Forensics.
    • The postdoctoral researcher will also play an active role in the Site-Directed Research and Development program.
    • Supporting 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 develop relationships with the laboratory partners and experimental operations personnel, also reporting on accomplishments to internal and external stakeholders.
    • In addition to supporting nonproliferation projects, will be expected to engage in the Site-Directed Research and Development program.
    • This includes publishing scientific results and presenting research developments at professional meetings and conferences and to university partners.
    • Any standard MSTS work location will be considered for placement. Work at the NNSS may be required in support of these functions, as well as travel to NNSS remote sites and other DOE National Laboratories.


    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 HII Nuclear Inc.