The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Board) was established in the 1987 amendments to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) to evaluate the technical validity of Department of Energy activities related to implementing the NWPA and to provide objective expert technical advice on nuclear waste management to Congress and the Secretary of Energy. The Board has a vacancy within its professional staff and is seeking candidates at both senior and junior levels. For junior applicants, this will be an opportunity to work with, and be mentored by, Board members and senior scientists and engineers on the staff. Candidates must have a solid understanding of properties of materials, corrosion of metals, interim storage, transportation, and geologic disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Applications should be received by September 15, 2019.
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About U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Board) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for evaluating the technical and scientific validity of activities undertaken by the Department of Energy (DOE) in managing and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. DOE manages and will dispose of its own spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Under the terms of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, DOE will also transport spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plant sites to federal facilities and manage its disposal. The 11 Board members are eminent scientists and engineers appointed by the President. They serve part-time and are supported by a permanent staff based in Arlington, VA.