We are seeking a data scientist to aid in the development of a new analysis platform for nuclear non-proliferation. Broadly speaking, nuclear non-proliferation seeks to keep nuclear weapons away from people who shouldn’t have them.

This position will help architect and implement an computational platform that will consume data from a variety of real data sources (such as satellite imagery and remote detectors) and synthesized or simulated surrogate data sources. Consumed data should be automatically verified and fed into various mechanisms for quantifying uncertainty. Real time processing of consumed data is highly-desirable.

Specific area of work will be tailored to applicant and applicants interests.

Applicant must be eligible for U.S. national security clearance.


This job is open for the following positions:
  • Scientific Software Developer
  • Programmer
  • Graduate Student
  • Post-doctoral Scholar

Salary and compensation will be based on prior work experience.


Background in at least one of the following fields is requested:
  • Data Science
  • Data Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Or similar


No prior nuclear engineering knowledge is strictly required, though a desire to learn-as-you-go is needed.

Applicable software development skills include knowledge of:

  • At least one programming language, preferred languages include:
    • Python
    • Haskell
    • C++
  • git or hg, or other version control system
  • Test-driven development
  • Other software development best practices.

Potentially useful other software development skills include:

  • High performance computing
  • Cloud computing (high throughput computing)
  • Machine learning
  • Information theory
  • Statistics

Application Information

Status: This position is currently CLOSED.

Start Date: ASAP

Posting Date: July 1, 2015

Contact: Please send CV or resume AND a code sample (link or file) to Prof. Scopatz at scopatzATcec.sc.edu.