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At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
We are looking for you to join our team as a Physicist based out of our San Diego, CA or Baltimore, MD location.
What You'll get to Do:
In this role you will join our R&D team to apply cutting-edge physics to problems of national security. Active areas of interest that the Physicist will contribute to include particle beam dynamics, particle accelerators, particle detector technologies, advanced laser technology, and other applications of high-energy physics, plasma physics, and related disciplines. The ideal candidate will seamlessly work across disparate scientific and engineering domains, working with subject matter experts from other fields.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Evaluation, simulation, design, development, or operation of particle accelerators, fixed-target beamlines, ionizing radiation detectors, related software, or other related components and systems.
Liaising with and maintaining a network of collaborators in academia, national laboratories, and other similar institutions.
Ideating and proposing new concepts that apply physics to problems of national security
Demonstrated track record of innovation and accomplishment in the candidate's field of training.
Strongly self-motivated and capable of working independently under only consultative direction.
Strong ability to learn new topics quickly and independently solve problems in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including communicating complex technical details to a non-expert technical audience.
Desire and initiative to propose and initiate new projects that are aligned with business objectives.
This position will require onsite work however for this role we may be able to offer flexible work arrangements and some remote work may be possible.
This position may be considered at a higher grade level based on the requirements below.
Basic Qualifications Principal Physicist:
- BS in physics or related STEM field with 5 years of relevant experience, MS in physics or related STEM field with 3 years of relevant experience, or PhD in physics or related STEM field with 0 years of relevant experience.
Basic Qualifications Sr. Principal Physicist:
- BS in physics or related STEM field with 9 years of relevant experience, MS in physics or related STEM field with 7 years of relevant experience, or PhD in physics or related STEM field with 4 years of relevant experience.
Basic Qualifications Principal and Sr. Principal Physicist:
Experience with one or more of the following: particle beam dynamics, particle accelerators, particle detector technologies, advanced laser technology, and other applications of high-energy physics, plasma physics, and related discipline
Ability to obtain DoD Secret; US Citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance
PhD in accelerator physics, particle physics, high-energy physics, or nuclear physics.
Experience working in a hands-on laboratory environment working with common and advanced electronic equipment.
Experience operating, designing, and commissioning ionizing radiation detectors, photomultiplier tubes, particle accelerators, or fixed-target beamlines.
Experience in software development using C, C++, or Python with Git SVN or similar.
Experience working in Unix/Linux environments.
Experience in physics-based modeling and simulation, including particle-in-cell tools, GEANT4, or MCNP Monte Carlo radiation transport frameworks.
Experience in digital twin design or model-based systems engineering.
Experience working in an Agile development environment.
Experience working on large, cross-disciplinary, and geographically dispersed teams.
Ability to obtain higher level clearance.
Salary Range: $99,800 - $157,000
Salary Range 2: $123,800 - $194,500
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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