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Lead Physicist

Job ID: 210477
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 13, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Physicist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description

Description

The Radiological and Nuclear (RN) Lead Physiicist is an integral member of the team supporting a combination of strategic planning, threat assessment, policy analysis and development, and product acquisition activities to accomplish the development and deployment of RN detection systems for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office.

General tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and advice on RN research and development (R&D) programs and associated system development and testing activities.
  • Support R&D activities for RN detection technology, including development of system and operational requirements, analyses of technical alternatives and issues, requests for proposals, and other systems engineering documentation.
  • Support technical and program reviews and technology readiness assessments in accordance with DHS acquisition processes.
  • Advise and assist with strategic planning and development of the R&D portfolio.
  • Advise and assist on R&D programs at varying levels of development, from basic and applied research through operational test demonstrations with potential users.
  • Assist with technology transition as R&D technology is incorporated into CWMD acquisition programs.
  • Participate in system integration status meetings and technical discussions with vendors, national laboratories, and CWMD Office and provide status reports.
  • Participate in R&D test planning meetings, provide input on test and analysis plans, and analyze test results.
  • Identify program risks, develop response plans, and provide status updates.
  • Work, interact and communicate effectively with the CWMD Office leadership and its stakeholders.
  • Be able to work independently or as task lead responsible for supporting/coordinating work between contractor and national laboratory personnel.
  • Be able to quickly provide analysis of technical issues and recommend possible solutions to government program managers, and communicate them to audiences with differing levels of technical expertise.

Qualifications

Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience in Nuclear Physics or Nuclear Engineering.  A degree in Physics, Radiochemistry, or other closely related field may also be acceptable. 

Clearance: Must have active clearance (SECRET) and be eligible for DHS Suitability.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of DHS or DoD systems engineering and acquisition processes including DHS’s Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) is highly desirable.
  • Experience in design, development, and use of gamma and neutron radiation detection, active interrogation, and radiography technologies.
  • Experience with nuclear modeling codes such as GADRAS and MCNP is highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office.
  •    Current DHS Suitability.


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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