Research in the Reactor Physics Methods section addresses a number of gaps
in the areas of reactor physics codes development, nuclear data, and
sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification tools. Direct outputs
from the associated programs at CRL benefit Canada and the nuclear industry
internationally. The position involves research on topics including:
- Development of novel mathematical and computational methods for application to the next
generation of reactor physics codes;
- Code coupling techniques (e.g. physics and thermalhydraulics);
- Nuclear data;
- Uncertainty quantification methods.
The reactor physicist will provide technical support to ongoing efforts in
these and other areas, and work will involve:
- Software development for prototype reactor physics codes.
- Performing calculations using existing reactor physics codes, for example WIMS-AECL,
MCNP, and SCALE.
- Analyzing and documenting results from scientific studies.
- Providing support for AECL collaborations, for example with Industry partners,
Government agencies and the academic community.
- Preparation and delivery of technical presentations and papers within AECL and in public
- Ph. D in physics, engineering, math, engineering-physics, applied math or a related field
from a university of recognized standing;
- or membership in an engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by
statute to establish qualification for membership in that organization.
- Experience in developing computing algorithms involving numerical problems. Examples
include: integral and/or integro-differential equations; Variation formulations of boundary-
value problems; Finite difference and/or finite element problems; Direct and/or iterative
methods for solving linear systems of equations; Numerical quadrature of special
- Knowledge of reactor physics methods, including neutron transport theory, neutron
diffusion theory, and nuclear data and related libraries would be an asset.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Experience with the UNIX-like operating system and scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)
would be an asset.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Problem solving skills.
- Team-work and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent presentation skills.
AECL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal
Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
How to Apply:
Please apply through AECL website:
Submitted on Thu, 7 Feb 2013 10:07:25 -0500