[Neutron] Open RESEARCH ASSOCIATE position

Alexander Barzilov alexander.barzilov at wku.edu
Sat Dec 9 23:15:37 CST 2006



Western Kentucky University, Applied Physics Institute is seeking 
applicants for a Research Associate position in the application of 
nuclear methods for elemental analysis of materials. 
The successful applicant will join an active group developing non-
destructive methods for bulk analysis and characterization.  
This is a one year renewable position, depending upon performance and 
grant fund availability.   
Research areas and projects are described on the institute website: 
http://www.wku.edu/API/.  Facilities include sealed tube 14 MeV and 
2.5 MeV neutron generators, 1-MeV RFQ and 2.5-MeV Van de Graaff 
accelerators, isotopic neutron sources (252-Cf, Pu-Be), and a large 
variety of data acquisition electronic units, neutron detectors, and 
HPGe, NaI(TI) and BGO gamma-ray detectors.

> Master’s Degree in Physics, Nuclear Physics, or Nuclear Engineering, 
and a strong background in radiation measurements, nuclear 
electronics, data acquisition systems, and Monte Carlo methods is 
required.  Ph.D. degree is preferred.
> Experience in design and construction of nuclear instrumentation and 
electronics is desired.
> Experience in nuclear-based bulk detection of CRNE threats is 
> Expertise in the following computer languages C++, VC++, VBASIC, 
Labview, and operating systems Windows 9x/XP/CE, and Unix/Linux 9 is 
> Expertise in application of Monte Carlo methods and codes for 
transport of neutrons/photons is desired.
> Must be able to work with hazardous and radioactive materials.
> Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
> Must be able to work both independently and with undergraduate 
students who require occasional supervision.
> Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Expected Salary:  $42,000 Annually.

Applications for employment will be accepted electronically ONLY.  
Interested candidates are to submit a cover letter, resume, and names, 
addresses, and daytime phone numbers of three professional references 
using the online process.  Please refer to the following website to 
apply:  http://acsweb1.wku.edu/wkujobs.  Reference requisition number 
S1387.  For further assistance call (270) 745-5934.  To ensure full 
consideration please submit application materials by January 3, 2007.  
Position will remain open until filled.
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply including women, 
minorities, persons with disabilities and disabled veterans.

Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 

Alexander Barzilov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11077
Bowling Green  KY 42101-1077
Phone (270) 745-5467
alexander.barzilov at wku.edu 

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