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Nuclear Effects Physical Scientist

Joint Research and Development Inc
Stafford, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

JRAD is seeking a Nuclear Effects Physical Scientist. This position will offer telework, with a require 1-2 days onsite in Lorton, VA.


  • Provide subject matter expertise (SME) support to the DTRA RD Nuclear Technologies (NT) Department within the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) with emphasis on nuclear weapons effects and modeling of those effects.
  • Serve as a SME to direct innovative research in modeling higher-order effects from low-altitude nuclear detonations.
  • Present scientific and engineering principles supporting proposed research and development.
  • Summarize and assess research proposals.
  • Analyze technical approaches to meeting operational requirements for nuclear effects targeting and filling capability gaps, and develop research strategy to close these gaps.
  • Support development of program plans for nuclear effects technology areas.
  • Actively engage and assist with the Division’s research performed by national labs, academia, and industry.
  • Provide technical advice to other related programs inside and, when appropriate, outside the Division.
  • Collaborate, advise, and support the projects of the program managers.
  • Direct research, as needed, to improve the capability of U.S. DoD to analyze the consequences of a low-altitude nuclear detonation.
  • Help oversee and contribute to numerous research and development projects that the agency sponsors at national laboratories and industry.
  • Assist with acquisition actions, including MIPRs with DoD performers, IOs with other Federal agencies, contracts with industry, and grants with academia.
  • Respond to interagency, DoD, and DTRA taskers.
  • Participate in interagency meetings; lead meetings as required.
  • Assist the Nuclear Effects Division Chief with programmatic and administration.

Required Skills and Education:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or related engineering field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in nuclear, engineering, science, CBRN or WMD R&D programs.
  • Demonstrated physical science research and development experience; experience in nuclear research, or electrical engineering.
  • Must be able to work independently and complete tasking with minimum guidance and supervision.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related scientific, mathematics or engineering field.
  • Work experience in nuclear technology and survivability.
  • Working knowledge of nuclear weapons effects and wargaming.
  • Knowledge of nuclear weapons delivery systems, nuclear survivability, or related warfare systems.
  • Knowledge of modeling and simulation, software development.
  • Experience in nuclear, chemical and biological defense as part of a DoD research and development enterprise.
  • Experience with or knowledge of the DoD acquisition policies.
  • Familiarity with scientific program development, planning, programming and reporting.

Security Clearance:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI.

When you work for JRAD you will never be just a number. We put people before profits!

JRAD is committed to the health and well-being of its employees. We offer more paid time off than the average company upon hire and the following benefits are available to all full-time employees:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts for unreimbursed medical & dependent day care
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401K Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement

JRAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

As a Federal contractor, JRAD is in compliance with the requirements of the Federal COVID-19 mandate in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042.

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Joint Research and Development Inc


Stafford, VA
22556 USA
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