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Senior Nuclear Scientist

Job ID: 2118062
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: DOE Q
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC has been awarded a task to support the Office of Experimental Sciences (NA-113) Technical, Analytical, Programmatic and Integration Support Services.  This organization is a key part of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program.  It addresses both basic and applied science and engineering associated with weapon design, engineering, margins of uncertainty, development of diagnostics and major experimental facilities.  It works closely with the Los Alamos, Livermore, and Sandia National Laboratories and the Nevada Nuclear Security Site (old Nevada Test Site).  Also works with the nuclear weapon production sites and DoD relevant weapon system program offices.

Has general knowledge of the Nuclear Weapons science portfolio and expertise in several specific aspects of it.  Skilled in program and project management.  No advanced technical degree required but experience as a technically oriented generalist able to evaluate and assign complex technical tasks to staff is needed.  Direct experience with the U.S. nuclear weapons program is desired.  Experience with complex national security and/or DOD weapon programs can be substituted.  Experience in the proper use and handling of classified information desired.  Prior experience as an Authorized Derivative Classifier for DOE or a comparable role in support of another federal agency desired. 

  Must have computer experience using standard applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.  Must have outstanding communication skills both written and verbal and have the ability to communicate with a variety of people at all levels in an organization.


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and five (5) years or more of related experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience.

- Must be US Citizen

- Must be able to obtain and maintain DOE Q

- Must have extensive experience working in current standard computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

- Excellent communications both verbal and written.  

Must be able to communicate complex scientific reports and develop these reports from data analysis to others who may be not technical both via presentation and in written reports.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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