NSSC Nuclear Security Policy Postdoctoral Position




Deadline for faculty nominations: April 11, 2014

The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for two principle projects: (1) generation of a policy-relevant work on nuclear security and nonproliferation issues, such as a published article, or a written briefing for a government or international organization, and (2) support of ongoing research and education activities within the Nuclear Policy Working Group, an educational programming effort on the UC Berkeley campus that bridges the technical and social science fields to address contemporary issues in nuclear security policy. Responsibilities will include research proposal planning; organizing and communicating within a large team of collaborators; analysis and interpretation of research results; writing publications and reporting results at professional conferences. Scholars are expected to produce.

Additional responsibilities may include supervising students and coordination of education and outreach activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in physics, nuclear engineering, political science, public policy, or related fields
  •  Interest in Nuclear Issues, as demonstrated by previous work
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  •  Background in US nuclear policy and the international nonproliferation regime

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team.
  •  Familiarity with basic nuclear science concepts

*You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.


Applications are available at the following URL:



Any questions should be directed to:

Bethany L. Goldblum, PhD (bethany@nuc.berkeley.edu)

Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Director of Education, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium


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