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Want to help develop a new technology to better understand nuclear accidents, prevent nuclear smuggling, and make the world a safer place?  

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium at the University of California, Berkeley welcomes applications for an undergraduate research assistant in neutron spectrum unfolding algorithms. The student will use artificial neural networks to deconvolute the measurements from a neutron detector. The responsibilities of this position will include writing software in Python, constructing neural networks in TensorFlow, Monte Carlo transport modeling using MCNP6, and attending a weekly group meeting to discuss progress. This assistantship provides potential opportunities for authorship of peer-reviewed journal articles. Successful candidates will have a passion for science and an interest in experimental nuclear physics.  

Conceptualization of unfolding process with neural networks.


  • Undergraduate degree in progress at UC Berkeley 
  • Experience working within an interdisciplinary team
  • U.S. Citizen

Highly Preferred:

  • Junior or senior-level standing
  • Familiarity with Python, neural networks, TensorFlow
  • Familiarity with Monte Carlo transport codes, like MCNP
  • Coursework/experience with nuclear or radiation physics

Undergraduates The position is at $20 per hour, 40 hours per week, during a Summer 2021 remote internship. 

To apply, submit a cover letter and CV to 

Charlotte Carr (nssc_info@berkeley.edu) Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

Please put “UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH IN MACHINE LEARNING APPLIED TO NEUTRON SPECTRUM UNFOLDING” in the subject line of your email. Deadline to apply 6/1/2021.


NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) information session

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On April 30th, at 11 am PST, a recruitment session will be held for graduate students interested in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) for 2022. The fellowship seeks highly motivated graduate-level students to grow as the next generation of nuclear security leaders. The one-year, salaried (with benefits) fellowships offer:

• Hands-on experience in nuclear security and nonproliferation;

• Career development, professional networking, and specialized training events; and

• Extensive interaction and collaboration with leading national security technology and policy experts.

Positions are open to students actively pursuing their master’s or doctoral degree as well as students who have achieved their graduate degree within the past 18 months. Details about the program can be found on the web site at http://ngfp.pnnl.gov The current application deadline is October 1, 2021 for positions that will begin in June 2022.

To join the meeting click here.

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