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Corrosion Senior Research Specialist

Job Introduction

The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is pleased to provide a vacancy for a Senior Research Specialist (SME) in Stress Corrosion Cracking) based at Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The position is to support the Reactor Operations Support (ROS) business area.

The ROS business area provides a vital service to operational reactors and the new build programme. As a specialist in corrosion, you would be joining an established team investigating, analysing and resolving interesting technical issues for a wide range of UK and foreign customers as well as National Programmes of work for UK Government. In support of NNLs mission to strengthen collaboration with academia there will be additional opportunities to engage with UK universities.

Role Responsibility

Role Responsibility

  • Provide a reactor focused corrosion consultancy capability for internal and external customers
  • Deliver work packages from the development of technical scope through to delivery of customer reports
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of NNL reactor corrosion capability through interaction with key stakeholders
  • Develop strategic relationships with new customers to meet business growth targets
  • Management of multi-disciplinary research programmes
  • Internal peer review
  • Supervision of academic research
  • Preparation of costed proposals

The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills/Qualifications

  • Postgraduate qualification in a corrosion related discipline, or relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of aqueous corrosion phenomena, specifically Stress Corrosion Cracking of Nuclear Power Plant (NNP) internal materials, such as Stainless Steels and Nickel Based Alloys
  • Proven track record in applying your scientific knowledge and experience in the area of corrosion to a range of technical issues
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle with an emphasis on the operation and decommissioning of NPP
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable Skills/Qualifications

  • Experience in the areas of ion exchange, radiation chemistry, materials irradiation, and/or computer modelling
  • Knowledge of nuclear regulatory processes
  • Experience in bid preparation and proposal writing
  • Membership of Professional Institution

About the Company

We play a key role in the UK and global nuclear industry. That means reducing the cost of clean-up and decommissioning, maintaining critical skills and attracting talented new people to the industry. We're the only UK organisation with the skills, facilities and expertise to provide technical support to all aspects of the nuclear industry. What's more, we pride ourselves on offering quality, value and service to every one of our customers.

National Nuclear Laboratory


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