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Browse job openings within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Isotope Program, NIDC, national laboratories and university facilities stewarded by the program.

 

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Isotope Program cGMP Technical Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 2)

We are seeking a Technical Project Manager professional to lead the quality program followed during the production of these isotopes, which includes isotopes produced under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) controls. Isotope products are offered for distribution through the DOE Isotope Program and are produced following graded quality requirements to meet end-user requirements. This individual will maintain and continue to improve the existing quality program to address emerging product lines and changing requirements.

The Technical Project Manager ensures that radioisotopes intended for use as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) are produced under appropriate controls and facility environments. A new processing capability is being constructed for producing alpha-emitting therapy radioisotopes and will provide input to ensure that facility and equipment designs are compliant with US Food & Drug Administration requirements and guidelines for API manufacturing. The successful candidate must understand radioactive decay and be able to enter work areas where radioactive materials are handled.

Communications Specialist, National Isotope Development Center

The National Isotope Development Center (NIDC), within the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is seeking an experienced communications specialist to increase the visibility of US Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) products and activities on a national and international scale. This position will report to the Science Communications Manager in the Communications Division. 

The NIDC serves as an interface with the user community and manages the coordination of isotope production across the program facilities at Argonne, Brookhaven, Idaho, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. These facilities produce stable and radioactive isotopes in short supply using reactors, accelerators, and other methods.

As the communications specialist for the NIDC, managed by the DOE IP, this staff member will oversee communications and outreach activities across the program. The successful candidate will use numerous forms of media to increase awareness of available isotope products, technical services, and R&D capabilities including those housed within its network of national laboratories and partner universities.

Irradiation Experiments Engineer

ORNL is seeking an Irradiation Experiments Engineer who will focus on the design of targets for irradiation in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) for the purposes of producing radioisotopes. This position resides in the Target Design, Analysis, and Qualification (TDAQ) group in the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division, Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at ORNL. TDAQ uses unique facilities at ORNL including the HFIR and the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, to enable the production of a variety of important radioisotopes, including plutonium-238 for deep-space exploration, californium-252 for industrial uses, and superheavy elements for scientific research and discovery.

Associate Radiochemical Laboratory Technician

We are seeking an Associate Radiochemical Laboratory Technician who will focus on technical support of radioisotope production activities. In this role, you will work independently or as a team under the guidance of research staff to prepare reagents, perform activities related to production, i.e., target dissolution, separations, evaporations, etc., and maintain a laboratory notebook of activities performed. Through the experience gained in the development activities, you will contribute to the establishment of new procedures and management of existing procedures. This position resides in the Emerging Isotopes Research Group in the RadioIsotope Science and Technology Division, Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and reports to the Emerging Isotopes Research group lead.

Nuclear Materials Accountability Engineer

We are seeking a Nuclear Materials Accountability Engineer who will support the Melton Valley Radiochemical Processing Group in the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD), Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) who will focus on the implementation of the nuclear materials control and accountability (NMC&A) program, as well as evaluation of material storage and flow for identification of process and efficiency improvements. 

RSTD uses unique facilities at ORNL including the High Flux Isotope Reactor and the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, to produce, purify, and dispense a variety of important radioisotopes, including plutonium-238 for deep-space exploration, californium-252 for industrial uses, and superheavy elements for scientific research and discovery.

Isotope Program Manager

The LANL Isotope Program (IP), an important component of LANL’s Office of Science program portfolio, is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Program Manager 4 (PM 4). The LANL IP has unique capabilities at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator and robust hot cell capabilities within the Chemistry Division that enable the production, purification, and qualification of radioisotopes for distribution through the DOE Isotope Program. The role of the Program Manager 4 is to provide overall leadership and management for the LANL IP in strategic planning and execution of work at the Isotope Production Facility (IPF) and the Hot Cell Facility to deliver on a diverse set of production, service and research missions for the DOE IP. The program also maintains a glovebox line within the Plutonium Facility for DOE IP. The PM 4 is responsible for communication with the DOE program managers, with the National Isotope Development Center (NIDC, for interface to customers), and with multiple levels of management across LANL where work for the program is executed. The program manager also oversees a robust research portfolio that spans across isotope-related disciplines including high current targetry, nuclear physics, radiochemistry, and exploring new capabilities for future production.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Separations Chemistry

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of separations science who will support the Emerging Isotopes Research Group in the Radioisotope Science & Technology Division (RSTD), Isotope Science & Engineering Directorate (ISED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In this role you will synthesize and characterize small organic compounds used in the separation of metals followed by testing via liquid-liquid or solid-liquid separation methods.

The Emerging Isotopes Research Group is responsible for the development and evaluation of advanced radioisotope separation techniques to be applied toward efficient and cost-effective radioisotope production. RSTD is a global leader in actinide science, delivering innovations in isotope production technology, enabling ORNL to produce and rapidly deliver radioisotopes for science, medicine, industry, and security.

Junior Faculty in Experimental Nuclear Chemistry or Radiochemistry

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position in experimental nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead a sponsored, world-class research program at FRIB, be an effective instructor and mentor to a diverse cohort of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, play a leadership role in the nuclear science community, and engage in institutional and public service. We are especially interested in scientists with a strong record of research accomplishments related to isotope production and harvesting techniques complementary to existing FRIB programs.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related field at the time of appointment and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience in experimental nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry, or another closely related field. Candidates must exhibit strong promise for excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to diversity. Candidates must also have the ability to work with export-controlled technologies.

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