Physicist - 33058 in Suitland-Silver Hill, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/30/2020

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Job Description

Researches subjects such as mechanics, heat, light, plasma and fluids, acoustics, electricity, pneumatics, magnetism, and radiation. Develops laws and theories of physics for their application to specific industries and fields. Describes and illustrates observations and conclusions in mathematical terms. Devises procedures for physical testing of materials. Conducts instrumental analyses to determine physical properties of materials. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.  Must be able to participate in team-based research and development.  Must be able to communicate orally and in writtem reports and peer-reviewed publications.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • MS degree or equivalent in Physics, Engineering within the fields of pulsed power, atomic physics, and/or plasma physics; or
  • Five (5) years of demonstrated experience within the fields of pulsed power, atomic physics, and/or plasma physics
  • Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in plasma radiation sources, plasma opening switches, vacuum power flow, generation and transport of intense electron and ion beams, intense x-ray sources, or electromagnetic launchers


  • Experience using analytic and numerical techniques for problem solving, and knowledge of 2D and 3D electromagnetic particle-in-cell codes, 2D and 3D magnetohydrodynamic codes, and single particle orbit codes.  In carrying out the theoretical research and data analysis for the project, programming experience could include writing, upgrading, debugging, and implementing software on a variety of computers, ranging from desktop personal computers to large-scale parallel processing architecture.  Demonstrated experience with interfacing and networking data collection devices with various computers is also desired.

Security Clearance: Secret

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