Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Position ID:University of California, Berkeley-Department of Nuclear Engineering-APS [#11112]
Position Title: Assistant Project Scientist Nuclear Engineering - College of Engineering
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Berkeley, CA 94720, United States
Subject Area: Nuclear Theory
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2018/04/20, finished 2018/05/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Recruitment Period Open date: April 9th, 2018 Next review date: May 9th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: May 9th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Applied Nuclear Physics Lab in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Project Scientist, in the area of Nuclear Science, Nuclear Engineering or in a closely related field. The candidate will perform work under Professor Kai Vetter.

Appointment Length: This is a full-time, one-year position at 100% and is renewable for a second year depending on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is June 2018.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities include but are not limited to: Support research and development of advanced nuclear instrumentation concepts and systems. Participate and lead in the planning and execution of projects in radiation detection and multi-sensor and networked systems. Supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the design and execution of experiments, data analysis, reporting, and technical presentations. Manage the program website and updates on research and measurement results. Contribute to peer-reviewed publications.

Basic Qualifications (At time of application): • PhD or equivalent degree in Nuclear Science, Nuclear Engineering or in a closely related field.

Additional Qualifications (By Start Date): • A minimum of three years of relevant experience. • Broad experience with radiation detection and multi-sensor systems, including the design, set up, and execution of experiments. • Knowledge in data and signal processing from radiation and complementary detectors such as environmental or contextual sensors. • Knowledge in algorithm development and statistical analysis. • Demonstrated data analysis skills and proficiency in C++ and Python. • Demonstrated written and oral skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner. • Successful supervision of students.

Preferred Qualifications: • Expertise in machine vision techniques and image processing. • Expertise in machine learning concepts.

Salary: The full-time annual salary will be $73,800 - $77,700.

Application Procedure: To apply go to Please direct all questions for this position to Professor Kai Vetter,, with the subject line: Assistant Project Scientist.

This position will remain open until filled.

Requirements: To receive full consideration interested individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes: • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. • Statement of Research • Statement of Student Mentoring • 2 references required (contact information only): Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location Berkeley, CA

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Requirements Documents •

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Research

Statement of Student Mentoring

References2 references required (contact information only)

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Contact: Professor Kai Vetter
Email: email
Postal Mail:
4155 Etcheverry Hall, MC 1730,
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1730
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