Data Scientist

Posted 3 months ago

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

When you are part of the Madison, WI-based Phoenix team, you will be a part of a team doing important work like helping our customers to:

  • Manufacture medical radioisotopes to support the treatment of thousands of patients that need it each day
  • Non-destructively test turbine blades before they are assembled into jet engines
  • Verify the quality of nuclear fuel rods prior to shipment to power plants
  • Identify and locate buried explosive devices and concealed narcotics
  • Develop cutting-edge particle accelerator technologies supporting clean fusion energy
  • Many other developing market verticals leveraging Phoenix’s core neutron generation technology

Position Overview:

Phoenix, LLC is seeking a Data Scientist to aid in optimization of hardware and analysis software for a variety of technologies. The initial primary focus of the work will be on nondestructive imaging techniques including fast and thermal neutron imaging and x-ray radiography. The ideal candidate would have experience working in neutron, x-ray, or other imaging modalities, as well as being capable of leading data analysis algorithm development for real-time and post-processing analysis tools, optimization of existing data analysis algorithm packages, and aiding in design of software architecture and hierarchy for computational software packages. A firm understanding of statistical analysis is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform statistical analysis on large datasets, communicate key findings, and guide algorithm changes based on results
  • Develop software and algorithms for data processing based on physical models. This will include a combination of computational modeling, experimental design, data analysis, and software engineering as the algorithms are transitioned from first-principle models to software engineered solutions.
  • Investigate and develop data processing algorithms to improve imaging performance such as: sub-pixel resolution, multi-exposure noise reduction, instrument response function deconvolution, Bayesian inference, etc.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, reliable, and well-tested software
  • Develop algorithms for automated anomaly recognition utilizing advanced techniques such as PCA, machine learning, etc.
  • Work in a laboratory environment with imaging hardware, as well as processing digital and/or film images


  • MS/Ph.D. degree in Physics, Medical Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science or equivalent technical experience
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience (including graduate school) working with relevant radiation detectors, imaging systems, and software packages
  • Strong proficiency and experience in computational software development and languages including but not limited to C++, Python, and CUDA
  • Experience with algorithm development from physics-based models
  • General knowledge of laboratory etiquette and safety considerations. Specific hazards may include high voltage electricity and hazardous chemicals
  • Proficiency in determining technical needs to move projects forward and developing test plans to extract useful information with a sensitivity to cost, reproducibility, and parameter covariance that fulfill the aforementioned needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills are an absolute requirement.
  • Proficiency in developing test-oriented software for unit and integration testing

Phoenix offers an exceptional benefit and compensation package in a transparent, collaborative team environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If this opportunity piques your interest and you feel Phoenix may be the organization for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

“Eligibility for employment is conditioned on an individual’s ability to qualify for access to information subject to U.S. Export Controls regulations (U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Asylee or Refugee).  Also, an individual’s eligibility may be conditioned based upon access to information classified under the Atomic Energy Act requiring pre-employment drug test, fingerprinting, and a criminal background check.”

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