Columbia, MO 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Job ID
Full/Part Time
Hiring Department

MU Research Reactor

Job Description

The Assistant Reactor Manager - Physics directly assists the Reactor Manager in carrying out the Reactor Manager duties of managing the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the nuclear research reactor. This role is part of the Reactor Operations group within the University of Missouri's Research Reactor (MURR).

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer the Nuclear Material Control and Accountability Program
  • Assure fuel quality and safety precautions by means of inspections for leakage
  • Supervise the reactor fuel inventory
  • Perform computer modeling in support of reactor utilization and license amendments
  • Determine the reactivity worth of all sample materials and ensure samples are within limitations
  • Manage the fuel cycle within MURR.
  • Manage the Physical Security Program according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and function as a liaison with the University of Missouri Police Department
  • Provide or approve an Estimated Critical Position for any reactor startup following a shutdown in which fuel handling has taken place
  • Effectively lead one direct report who performs extensive computer modeling
  • Effectively train licensed operators on how to safely operate the reactor from a neutronics and fuel safety perspective
  • Oversee MURR's efforts to convert from high enriched uranium to low enriched uranium fuel
  • Manage and implement the material change for MURR's control blades including all supporting design considerations, vendor interactions, modeling, testing, and approval documentation
  • Perform Senior Reactor Operator duties as needed

$85,000 - $105,000


University Title: Assistant Reactor Manager

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M-F 8-5 + some weekends on call and call backs as necessary

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
  • Additional licensures are necessary as required by regulatory authorities
    • Possession of a valid Senior Reactor Operator's License by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is necessary or ability to obtain the license within one year
    • Must be able to meet the health requirements of American National Standard ANSI/ANS-15.4-2007.
    • Must meet the security requirements of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, including FBI identification and a criminal history records check based on fingerprinting.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering, Master's degree is preferred
  • Significant experience in MCNP modeling
  • Significant experience in COMSOL, RELAP, PARET, and HEATING modeling is a plus
  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and management skills.
Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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