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Jacobs Mathematician in Dorchester, United Kingdom

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At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Mathematician, Probabilist or Statistician to work with our ANSWERS Software Service. The ANSWERS® Software Service supplies high quality software and consultancy services for customers world-wide in the areas of reactor physics, radiation shielding, dosimetry, nuclear criticality, well logging and nuclear data.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience in the design & implementation of complex mathematical and statistical algorithms primarily for the Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport and the quantification of uncertainty in the results of complex nuclear modelling calculations. Strong software skills in a variety of languages including Python, Java and Fortran would also be useful for algorithm implementation.

In this role you will develop methods for wide range nuclear reactor types including new build opportunities. We can offer the opportunity to work in a variety of technical teams performing analysis work for a broad range of established and cutting-edge reactor designs. Typical tasks may include optimising our codes for use on HPCs or working on the coupling of our codes to others to investigate the effects on convergence.

This role will present excellent opportunities for the continual development of skills and experience in mathematics, probability and statistics, particularly where these are applied to nuclear engineering; also, the potential to lead technical developments and collaborations, working with the team responsible for their implementation. We also work collaboratively with leading UK universities and can offer the opportunity to publish work and attend international conferences.

This role will be based at our Dorchester office with the opportunity to travel to client sites, as required. Some home / remote working is also available. Consideration can also be given in respect to part time & flexible working hours.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • An undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics or engineering or any other subject with a strong mathematical component

  • Experience of Monte Carlo and/or deterministic methods for solving the Boltzmann transport equation

  • A strong background in probability, statistical or mathematical theory and implementation

  • Programming skills in languages such as Fortran, Python or Java

  • Ability to think innovatively and to solve complex problems

  • Ability to absorb new technical skills quickly and efficiently

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