A U.S. DOE/NNSA fellowship opportunity has opened up for a U.S.-citizen PhD student (ABD preferred) interested in studying nonproliferation and nuclear waste issues in Japan.
The fellow would work with Allison Macfarlane, the former chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The project would be to assist in research on solutions to the problem of nuclear waste disposal in Japan, and the associated proliferation risks posed by Japan’s reprocessing-only strategy. He or she would share the CISTP office suite (a few blocks from the White House) with space policy luminaries like Scott Pace and John Logsdon. Also, Ambassador Holgate, an Obama appointee who just returned from her post at the IAEA, is a visiting scholar there. The fellow would share an office room with Vincent Ialenti (a Cornell PhD student who did ethnography among Finland’s nuclear waste experts) and Lindsay Krall (a geochemist postdoc who worked on Sweden’s nuclear waste program).