Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The Nonproliferation and National Security Department (NN) contributes to U.S. nuclear security and safeguards efforts by assisting in the development, analysis and assessment of policies that strengthen international regimes, collecting and analyzing data to identify trends and threats to the U.S. and international communities, developing and implementing new technologies to address existing and emerging threats, and strengthening the domestic and international institutions that form the framework of the nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security regimes through training and engagement.
Within NN, the Detector Systems R&D and Applications Group, provides radiological assistance to federal and state agencies under the DOE Radiological Assistance Program, technical assistance to the Department of Homeland Security, support to the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Nuclear Compliance Verification, and analyses and protection recommendations for events involving radiation dispersal devices.
The Nonproliferation and National Security Department has an opening for a 2-year term Post Doc to assist with the development of remote sensing algorithms to monitor uranium mining activities. The development of the algorithms will be based on new, high-quality laboratory spectral data that will be acquired as part of an international multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary effort. The position will require close collaboration with the partner institutions and, if possible, extended work visits. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in and help coordinate experimental work to collect laboratory spectral data
Develop, test, and validate machine-learning image processing and analysis methods
Participate in a multi-institutional proof-of-concept study
Maintain spectral data base and upload data to community spectral data bases
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Earth Science, or Physical Geography
Experience in Remote Sensing data analysis methods (satellite image processing and analysis)
Clear and concise written and oral communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based research environment
Demonstrated track record of publication of research in high quality peer-reviewed journals and presentations
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in Remote Sensing application to earth or planetary science problems
Experience with ENVI/IDL image processing analysis software
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance
Experience with spectroscopy of minerals or related materials
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Essential functions: computer work, lifting of 30 pounds,arm/hand dexterity
OTHER INFORMATION: (add if applicable)
This position may require the candidate to work several weeks abroad annually
Participation in meetings and experimental work at Stony Brook University is expected
BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years
Initial 2-year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.