Physical Scientist (Radiation Detector SME)

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Lorton, VA
Nov 23, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Overview:Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company in the DC Metro area. We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.SPA assists the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in developing leading edge technologies to counter WMD in support of CCMDs and transitioning these technologies to services and SOCOM. SPA provides expertise across the full range of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) WMD, Counter Improvised Threat (CIT) and Countering Threat Network (CTN) technologies to support understanding, detection, identification, characterization, denial, control, disabling, defeating, disposing, safeguarding the force, managing consequences, and test and evaluation in support of military and civilian operations. #CJ #IN123Responsibilities:Provides support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) NT (Nuclear Technologies) Department with emphasis on nuclear detection. Nuclear Detection Technologies mission is to research, develop, evaluate, and transition capabilities to enable the Joint Force to detect, deter, monitor, characterize, and track nuclear threats in order to operate decisively in conflict, competition and crisis scenarios. Incumbent serves as a technical/scientific resource on nuclear detection projects with primary focus, but not limited to, on ironizing radiation detection capabilities. Analyzes problems and applies theoretical techniques to develop solutions associated with detection of radiation/nuclear hazards and threats. Works on advanced, complex technical projects and concepts associated with the integration of radiation detection capabilities within DOD concepts (ie Integrated Early Warning, Joint All Domain Command and Control,Conventional Nuclear Integration, Integrated Sensor Architecture, etc.). Assists/leads in the technical design and analysis for both developmental test and evaluation of prototype sensors and technology demonstrations. This may also include assistance in the development of radiation test standards. Uses mathematical and scientific models to study complex nuclear/radiation detection systems. Conducts analyses to determine physical properties of materials associated with the development of radiation sensors or the integration with ionizing radiation. Prepares technical documentation and presentations to explain the approach, associated assumptions and conclusions of scientific investigations related to nuclear/radiation detection capabilities.10-25% travel required.Qualifications:Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field. 5 years related experience in an engineering or scientific function, including research.1-2 years of related experience in an engineering or scientific function, including research and development or acquisition.Demonstrated success in engineering programs or projects.TS Clearance or ability to receive a TS clearance; SCI eligibleDesired QualificationsTS/SCI ClearancePhD in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field.Working knowledge of ionizing radiation, detection R&D, and current battlefield equipment, and/or understanding of T&E, acquisitionProject Management Experience

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