Nuclear Scientist Job Openings - 9 Jobs

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    $90,000

    Information Security Data Scientist
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

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    $90,000

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    Information Security Data Scientist
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

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    $90,000

    Data Scientist - Marketing Cloud
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    $90,000

    Cloud Supply Chain Data Scientist
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    $90,000

    Sales Analyst Data 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    $90,000

    Principal Data Data EMR
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    $90,000

    Cloud DATA SCIENTIST - Big Data Platform Team - Central Region
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    $90,000

    Cloud DATA SCIENTIST - Big Data Platform Team - West Region
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

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    Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Associate-Computer Vision, MouseLight
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

Nuclear Scientist Jobs

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$82,240

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  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Nuclear Scientist do at Halliburton

* Under general direction from Senior Scientists and the Team Leader, applies physics theories, principles, and practices to develop technology for nuclear logging measurements in oil and gas wells.
* Duties will include:
* Design logging instrumentation (tools) using computer modeling and experimentation
* Work with engineers to implement the design
* Characterize logging tools so as to convert tool measurements into the desired formation properties.
* Specify detailed plans for laboratory measurements (to be acquired by technicians)
* Analyze laboratory and computer-modeling data to devise the required algorithms
* Work with the field to resolve systematic issues observed with the tools
* Document work
* Make internal presentations describing results, conclusions, and recommendations
* Communicate well with colleagues, managers, and clients
* Write papers for presentation at conferences such as SPWLA and SPE
* Work in a safe manner and comply with all Halliburton HSE requirements
* Education
* Ph.D. in Physics (specializing in nuclear or particle physics) or Nuclear Engineering is preferred, although a Masters in Physics or Nuclear Engineering with sufficient experience is acceptable.
* Skills
* The successful candidate should have a majority of the following skills.
* Solid knowledge of basic physics
* Familiarity with neutron and photon detection
* Experienced with data analysis
* Experimental experience
* Experience with MCNP
* Good programming skills in a standard language (e.g.
* FORTRAN, C++, C#)
* Good problem-solving ability
* Good oral and written English
* Good communicator
* Personality Traits
* The successful candidate should have the following personality traits.
* Self-motivated
* Ability to take direction
* Ability to work with others toward the common good
* Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
* Location
* N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States
* Job Details
* Requisition Number:
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how to become a Nuclear Scientist

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.

Education

Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

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