San Diego, California

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Northrop Grumman Space Sector is searching for an experienced Staff Physicist, Radiation Effects Engineer to join the Speciality EngineeringTeam within the Launch Vehicles business unit. This position is located in San Diego, CA. Position will include working remote and traveling to local facility when performing classified work.
Consulting Physicist Radiation Effects Engineer will play a key role in support of new strategic missile development efforts within the Specialty n support of new strategic missile development efforts within the Specialty Engineering group. Project entails hardening launch vehicle structures and avionics to the effects of Nuclear Radiation as well as natural radiation. This position will support program analyses and testing of Ionizing radiation effects on electronics systems. Examples include x-ray and/or electromagnetic radiation. Will utilize computational tools for modeling and prediction of the effects. May also support technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for analyzed systems

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required and ability to obtain secret security clearance is required
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: a) Ionizing radiation effects analysis & test for electronics systems b) material science with emphasis on x-ray interactions with matter c) electromagnetic effects (cable coupling, transient prediction/mitigation) from radiation (ionizing and non-ionizing radiation). Should be familiar with computational tools for modeling and prediction of effects. Working to identify susceptible piece-parts in a given system to varying ionizing radiation effects (total ionizing dose, prompt dose-rate, neutron degradation damage, and single event effects from protons, heavy-ions, and neutrons) based on part type (e.g. microprocessor, capacitor, etc) and part technology (e.g. CMOS, bipolar, etc). Perform device and system calculations on expected upset rates given device SEE characteristics (Weibull, Bendel, step function) and trajectory or orbit parameters; experience with CREME96, OMERE, and SIRE2 is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred advanced degree (MS minimum) in physics, electrical engineering, material science, or mechanical engineering.
  • Active Secret Security clearance or Top Secret is highly preferred
  • High dose rate (radiation) analysis and test (MIL-STD-883)
  • Computational FTDT methods
  • Electromagnetic testing (MIL-STD-464/MIL-STD-461)
  • Familiarity with nuclear weapon effects
  • Experience in testing/analysis of natural space radiation environment (TID; MIL-STD-883, SEE; JESD57/ASTM F1192)
  • EEE part selection for aerospace systems
  • X-ray/gamma/beta/ion transport analysis.
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San Diego, California

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