Summary of Duties: This position is responsible for overseeing designing, planning, assessing, approving, and performing research reactor experiments and projects spanning fundamental and applied science across the Nuclear Science Center (NSC) and the NSC 1MW TRIGA research reactor. This position is also responsible for coordinating client outreach and communications on behalf of the NSC, as well as project development & implementation in order to meet client needs and deliverables. Primary responsibilities include: participating in the design and development of research methodologies and/or the implementation and execution of research projects. Conducts highly complex, advanced technical laboratory analyses; designs, selects, modifies and/or adapts procedures to specific project requirements; evaluates research data; ensuring quality control, makes substantive suggestions for improvement in techniques and interpretation, which requires significant, in-depth knowledge of specific area of study.
Supervises NSC emergency coordinator; develop quality and safety controls and ensure they are followed, review regulations, and ensure the current and ongoing qualification of personnel training . Makes recommendations to the director, which will serve as the basis for decision making at the NSC facility.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. A Masters degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required work experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.