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Requisition ID:  12347

Reactor Supervisor and Assistant Laboratory Director

Job Summary

***Revised 3/22/21***


The Reactor Supervisor and Assistant Lab Director is responsible for the operation, maintenance, safety and regulatory compliance for Purdue's Nuclear Reactor Facility that is equipped with 100% digital instrumentation and control systems.  The supervisor will assist with reactor operator training, long-term planning for the facility and the administration and operation of the Nuclear Engineering Laboratories under the supervision of the Laboratory Director and the Head.



  • Bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering or related field
  • Four (4) years of experience with research nuclear reactor or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience
  • Experience working with radiation and radiation producing devices
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations as they apply to nuclear reactors and the use, disposal and transportation of radioactive materials
  • Ability to operate and maintain a fully digitized Purdue University Reactor Number 1 (PUR-1)
  • Ability to repair and maintain analog and digital reactor instrumentation
  • Ability to lift and carry 10 to 25 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule; including days, nights and weekends 



  • Experience working with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, including the regulatory matters
  • Knowledge of digital equipment such as oscilloscopes, amplifiers, single and multiple channel analyzers and common radiation detectors and related nuclear instrumentation
  • Experience working with students


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position 
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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