Physicist, Senior - 33059 in Suitland-Silver Hill, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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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

  • PhD degree or equivalent in Physics, Engineering, or related field and five (5) years of demonstrated experience within the fields of pulsed power, atomic physics, and/or plasma physics; or
  • Fifteen (15) 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
  • Conducts research into phases of atomic and molecular, nuclear, solid state, thermal, and other physical phenomena. Develops theories and laws based on observed results of experiments and predicts phenomena based on theoretical considerations in areas of application such as acoustics, electricity and magnetism, electronics, heat, light, mechanics, radiation, optics, and lasers.


  • Experience fielding and carrying out experiments on pulsed power generators or capacitor banks, designing and fielding loads on pulsed power generators, designing and fielding diagnostics on pulsed power generators, radiation diagnostics, and generator design and operation.  Expertise in developing, diagnosing, and controlling plasma sources is specifically required.  Experience in applying modern data collection and analysis techniques is also required.

Security Clearance: Secret

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