Radiation Detector Subject Matter Expert

Provides support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) NT (Nuclear Technologies) Department with emphasis on nuclear detection.  Nuclear Detection Technologies mission is to research, develop, evaluate, and transition capabilities to enable the Joint Force to detect, deter, monitor, characterize, and track nuclear threats in order to operate decisively in conflict, competition and crisis scenarios


  • Incumbent serves as a technical/scientific resource on nuclear detection projects with primary focus, but not limited to, on ironizing radiation detection capabilities.
  • Analyzes problems and applies theoretical techniques to develop solutions associated with detection of radiation/nuclear hazards and threats.
  • Works on advanced, complex technical projects and concepts associated with the integration of radiation detection capabilities within DOD concepts (i.e. Integrated Early Warning, Joint All Domain Command and Control, Conventional Nuclear Integration, Integrated Sensor Architecture, etc.).
  • Assists/leads in the technical design and analysis for both developmental test and evaluation of prototype sensors and technology demonstrations.
  • Uses mathematical and scientific models to study complex nuclear/radiation detection systems. Conducts analyses to determine physical properties of materials associated with the development of radiation sensors or the integration with ionizing radiation.
  • Prepares technical documentation and presentations to explain the approach, associated assumptions and conclusions of scientific investigations related to nuclear/radiation detection capabilities.


  • Masters in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field. 5 years related experience in an engineering or scientific function, including research.
  • Demonstrated success in engineering programs or projects.
  • TS Clearance or ability to receive a TS clearance; SCI eligible.
  • Working knowledge of ionizing radiation, detection R&D, and current battlefield equipment, and/or understanding of T&E, acquisition.
  • Project Management Experience.

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