Molecular Imaging News
February 10, 2006
NRC Regulatory Research Director Retires
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research Director Carl Paperiello has announced his retirement. "Paperiello has served the nation admirably in this role and has positioned the office for an exciting future," said Luis Reyes, the agency’s Executive Director for Operations. "His successor will inherit an opportunity to help direct exciting post-Energy Policy Act activities and the potential review of new reactor license applications."
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill Paperiello’s position at the Congressionally mandated office for research in support of regulatory decisions on nuclear reactors, nuclear materials, and radioactive waste.
"This is a key position in helping the NRC further protect public health and safety," said Chairman Nils J. Diaz. With an annual budget of approximately $70 million, and a growing staff of 235, RES has provided technical support, technical tools, and information to identify and resolve safety issues for current and new reactor designs and technologies. In the coming years, the office will explore such topics as advanced reactors, risk-informed regulations, materials degradation, instrumentation and control, and accident analysis, working in cooperation with national laboratories, universities, international partners, and others.
This executive level position requires substantial supervisory, managerial, and/or policy-making experience along with demonstrated ability to conduct and lead research, evaluate research products, and make sound technical judgments on the relative merit and feasibility of different or competing research proposals. It also requires a broad knowledge of physical science and/or engineering theories, principles and practices, and an understanding of their relationship to specific technological issues, problems, and applications associated with nuclear facilities and materials. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of current nuclear research programs and activities being carried out in the United States and in foreign countries along with knowledge of risk analysis and its application to the regulatory arena.
Applications for this position will be accepted online online through February 27 at www.nrc.gov/who-we-are/employment/nrcareers.html.