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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

The Isotope Program (IP) in the Chemistry Division produces and purifies radionuclides for medical and industrial applications as well as for fundamental research. 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. 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.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M University has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position as part of a DOE-sponsored program on radioisotope research and production with accelerator beams. The successful candidate will be invited to participate in an interdisciplinary research project involving the production, purification, and characterization of At-211and the incorporation of At-211 into inorganic and organometallic compounds. Candidates experienced in handling radioactivity are particularly encouraged to apply.  Knowledge in synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry is also desirable even if not strictly required.  The candidate should have strong writing and communications skills with the ability to work as part of a team. The successful candidates will also be expected to develop radiolabeling protocols for various compounds and to perform radiochemical separations. This position will involve the handling of radioisotopes that are beta, alpha, gamma, and/or PET emitters and may involve the handling of hazardous chemicals so attention to details is a must.  The molecular aspects of the project will be carried out with input from (or under the joint supervision of) François Gabbaï.  Interested persons should send a CV to Sherry Yennello (Yennello@tamu.edu).

Group Lead, Dispensing and Technology Services

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding leader with depth and breadth of collaborative, innovative experience to support the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) – Stable Isotope Research Development and Production Section (SIRDP) as Group Leader for the Dispensing and Technical Services Group. This position leads a diverse group of researchers and technical professionals to deliver unique chemical and physical forms of enriched isotopes to the international user community.

Melton Valley Radiochemical Processing - Senior R&D Staff Member

We are seeking a Senior R&D Staff Member for the Melton Valley Radiochemical Processing in the newly formed Radioisotope Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL.) The Radioisotope Science and Technology Division is responsible for the production, handling, separations, and dispensing of a variety of nuclear materials. We are seeking applicants with experience in the fields of nuclear/chemical engineering, materials irradiation, and nuclear materials handling, to lead the processing and production of several radioisotopes and support general material handling within category II nuclear facilities.

Strategic Hire - Senior R&D Staff Member - Radiochemical Separations Science

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking candidates for a strategic position that will provide scientific leadership and innovation for expanding research and development (R&D) on the separation and purification of radioisotopes in support of multiple isotope production programs.

This senior scientific leader will work in close collaboration with researchers, sponsors, program, and line managers across ORNL to build visionary, far-reaching research programs. This innovative leader will have demonstrated expertise and national/international impact in one or more fields such as nuclear and radiochemistry, materials science and engineering, nuclear physics, and nuclear and chemical engineering.

The position will reside within the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD), which is a part of the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at ORNL. RSTD is a world leader in isotope production, and provides leadership in actinide science, delivers new innovations in isotope production technology, and advances the field of radiochemical processing methods to provide radioisotopes for science, medicine, industry, and security.

Additive Manufacturing for Nuclear Environments- Senior R&D Staff

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking candidates for a strategic position that will provide scientific leadership and innovation for emerging applications of additive manufacturing for radioisotope production.

This scientific leader will support rapid growth in the radioisotope production missions at ORNL by developing new capabilities for advanced manufacturing of both metal and ceramic radioisotope production targets to increase radioisotope yields and heat removal and to improve post-irradiation processing.

The position will reside within the Target Design, Analysis, and Qualification Group of the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD), which is part of the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at ORNL. RSTD is a world leader in isotope production, and provides leadership in actinide science, delivers new innovations in isotope production technology, and advances the field of radiochemical processing methods to provide radioisotopes for science, medicine, industry, and security.

ORNL has nuclear, radiological, and scientific facilities and highly specialized equipment that serve as unique resources for radioisotope R&D. These resources include the High Flux Isotope Reactor (world’s highest neutron flux reactor; https://neutrons.ornl.gov/hfir), the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ETXGSp5KE9X) and other hot cell facilities which are used to produce an array of radioisotopes (e.g. Cf-252, Pu-238, Ni-63, Ac-227) for industrial and medical applications and scientific discovery (e.g., super-heavy elements).  ORNL is also home to the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (https://www.ornl.gov/facility/mdf), a user facility focused on early-stage R&D for advanced manufacturing. These internationally renowned facilities, combined with ORNL’s high-caliber, professional, and highly engaged workforce create a research environment with unmatched potential for impact and innovation

The successful candidate will be expected to forge ties across organizations, both internal and external to ORNL. They will create integrated teams to provide transformational advances in target technologies.

Distinguished R&D Staff Member - Medical Radioisotopes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is seeking candidates for a strategic position that will provide scientific leadership and innovation to expand research and development (R&D) on the production and application of radioisotopes for medicine and associated applications in biology, industry, and discovery science. 

This senior scientific leader will work in close collaboration with researchers, sponsors, program, and line managers across ORNL to build visionary, far-reaching research programs.  This innovative leader will have demonstrated expertise and national/international impact in fields such as radiochemistry, biochemistry, and biological or industrial applications of radioisotopes.

The position will reside within the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD), which is a part of the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at ORNL. RSTD is a world leader in isotope production, and provides leadership in actinide science, delivers new innovations in isotope production technology, and advances the field of radiochemical processing methods to provide radioisotopes for science, medicine, industry, and security.

ORNL has nuclear, radiological, and scientific facilities and highly specialized equipment that serve as unique resources for radioisotope R&D. These resources include the High Flux Isotope Reactor, the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, and other hot cell facilities which are used to produce an array of radioisotopes (e.g. Cf-252, Pu-238, Ni-63, Ac-227) for industrial and medical applications and scientific discovery (e.g., super-heavy elements). ORNL also offers access to state-of-the-art user facilities such as the Center for Nanophase Material Sciences, and the Spallation Neutron Source, and is home to world-class super-computing capabilities, i.e., Summit and Frontier. These internationally renowned facilities, combined with ORNL’s high-caliber, professional, and highly engaged workforce create a research environment with unmatched potential for impact and innovation.

The successful candidate will be an individual motivated and capable of forging ties across organizations, both internal and external to ORNL, and be able to build multi-disciplinary teams with the vision and motivation to drive transformational impacts in nuclear medicine and radiotherapeutics.

Gas Testing Engineer-Senior R&D Staff Member

The Gas Testing Science Group within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) is seeking a Senior Gas Testing Engineer.  This group is focused on the development and interpretation of testing experiments for prototype enrichment devices. This group also leads the application of machine and cascade theory to develop, execute, and interpret testing evolutions for discovery, performance evaluation, and optimization of enrichment systems.

Dynamic Testing Engineer - Senior R&D Staff Member

The Centrifuge Engineering and Fabrication Section (CEFS) within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Dynamic Testing Engineer for the Machine Dynamics Group. The Senior Dynamic Test Engineer will perform dynamic testing and analysis of the proposed gas centrifuge equipment. In addition, the Senior Dynamic Test Engineer will collaborate with the experimental facilities and will provide feedback based upon sound measurement and analysis results.

Enriched - Isotope Chemist - Senior R&D Staff Member

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding scientific leader with depth and breadth of collaborative, innovative experience to support the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) – Stable Isotope Research Development and Production Section (SIRDP) as Senior Chemist for the processing of enriched isotopes.