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Job ID: 2307317
Location: FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jun 2, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Physicist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a computational physicist to join our Physical Sciences team conducting basic and applied research on optical radiation effects in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory.  The individual will work with scientists, engineers, and programmers to conduct experiments and develop models on the effects of optical radiation on materials and tissues.  They will apply general physical principles, evaluate experimental and simulation results, and model physical phenomena.  This is a full-time position based at the Air Force Research Laboratory at JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Responsibilities include:

Conduct research on the interaction of optical radiation with materials and tissue.

Develop models, both analytical and computational, based on experimental and simulation results.

Collaborate with colleagues on development and code implementation of models.

Consult on physical science aspects of projects as needed.

Communicate results both orally and in writing.


Bachelors degree & 2 years of experience; OR Master's degree in a physical science or engineering discipline.

Experience with laboratory techniques and experimental design.

Experience with coding and running models of physical phenomena.

Familiarity with C++ and Python programming languages.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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