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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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Shift Supervisor

The Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Hot Cell Operations Shift Supervisor to support operations and isotope production missions at building 7920.  The specific need for this position is for a 12-hour rotating shift radiochemical operations and processing supervisor.  The primary responsibility of the Technician is to ensure that all research and operations work is completed in a safe and compliant manner to meet established program goals within time and resource restrictions.  This is accomplished by assisting the REDC Hot Cell Operations Group Leader and 7920 Hot Cell Operations Specialists and ensuring that all work is performed in accordance with applicable Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division (NNFD) and IPMD work control, change control, procurement, fabrication, and testing requirements.

ISED Document and Records Management Program Manager

The Technical Support Services Group in the Safety, Engineering, and Support (SES) Section of the Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division (NNFD), within the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED), is seeking a Document and Records Management Program Manager.  This position provides overall direction and management of the document and records management program for Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED), specifically including Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division (NNFD), Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD), and Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD).  This position is responsible for implementing a comprehensive, effective document and records management program to support the mission of ISED and directing/monitoring adequate implementation of applicable requirements.

Nuclear Materials Manufacturing Engineer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Nuclear Materials Manufacturing Engineer for our world class radioisotope production program, with expertise in the handling, production, and qualification of nuclear materials for irradiation. Supporting the largest radioisotope production and research portfolio within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, as well as extensive isotope production programs for the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration, this position will grant you the opportunity to work with rare nuclear materials and ensure the safe and effective manufacturing of radioisotopes.

This position resides within the Material Operations Group within the newly formed Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The IPMD is focused on the reliable delivery of radioisotope products to exacting quality standards. This work is performed within the unique facilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), and several radiological and nuclear facilities throughout the ORNL campus containing shielded hot cells and gloveboxes.

In this role you will work to create a production and reliability focused environment, so that ORNL can be successful in meeting our mission to supply critical nuclear materials for science, medicine, and industry, that no one else can.

Executive Assistant, Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.

 

The Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED) produces isotopes for science, medicine, and space exploration, and leads enrichment technology advancements. The directorate encompasses four divisions: Enrichment Science and Engineering, Isotope Processing and Manufacturing, Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, and Radioisotope Science and Technology. ISED seeks applications for its Executive Assistant role. This role is critical to the day-to-day administrative management of the Directorate Office and is a highly visible position, both internally and externally, requiring use of appropriate discretion and good judgment.

Technician - Nuclear Operations Advanced Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking Nuclear Operations Advanced Technology Technicians who will focus on production, handling, and packaging of a variety of nuclear materials, as well as performing material handling equipment setup, troubleshooting , and acceptance testing within remote operations environments.  Supporting the largest radioisotope production and research portfolio within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, as well as extensive isotope production programs for the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration, this position will grant you the opportunity to work with rare nuclear materials and ensure the safe and effective manufacturing of radioisotopes.This position resides within the Material Operations Group within the newly formed Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The IPMD is focused on the reliable delivery of radioisotope products to exacting quality standards. This work is performed within the unique facilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), and several radiological and nuclear facilities throughout the ORNL campus containing shielded hot cells and gloveboxes. In this role you will work to create a production and reliability focused environment, so that ORNL can be successful in meeting our mission to supply critical nuclear materials for science, medicine, and industry, that no one else can.

Hot Cell Operations Technician

The Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Hot Cell Operations Technician to support operations and isotope production missions at building 7920.  The specific need for this position is for a 12-hour rotating shift radiochemical operations and processing technician.  The primary responsibility of the Technician is to ensure that all research and operations work is completed in a safe and compliant manner to meet established program goals within time and resource restrictions.  This is accomplished by assisting the 7920 Operations Shift Supervisor and ensuring that all work is performed in accordance with applicable Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division (NNFD) and IPMD division work control, change control, procurement, fabrication, and testing requirements.

Postdoctoral Appointee - Radiochemist

The Argonne Radioisotope Research and Production Program (R2P2) is conducting R&D and production demonstration experiments for accelerator-produced radioisotopes with applications in nuclear medicine. We are seeking outstanding candidates for postdoctoral positions to join this program. The successful candidate will be joining a team of chemists, physicists, and engineers conducting research and development related to radioisotopes for medical applications.

Process/ Production Manager

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a Process/ Production Manager for our Radioisotope Research and Production Program (R2P2). Supporting the radioisotope production and research portfolio with the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, this position will work with highly skilled staff, radiological materials, and the unique facilities at Argonne (the electron linear accelerator at the Low Energy Accelerator Facility – LEAF and the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System – ATLAS) to guide our on-going isotope production program and guide the transition of new isotopes from R&D to production. This position will be responsible for managing the process and production of isotopes across a matrix organization

Nuclear Materials Manufacturing Engineer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Nuclear Materials Manufacturing Engineer for our world class radioisotope production program, with expertise in the handling, production, and qualification of nuclear materials for irradiation. Supporting the largest radioisotope production and research portfolio within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, as well as extensive isotope production programs for the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration, this position will grant you the opportunity to work with rare nuclear materials and ensure the safe and effective manufacturing of radioisotopes.

Group Leader - Radiochemical Engineering Development Center Laboratory Chemical Operations

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a senior technical leader for our world class radioisotope production program. Supporting the largest radioisotope production and research portfolio within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, this position will grant you the opportunity to work with rare nuclear materials and ensure the safe and effective execution of nuclear materials processing within nuclear and radiological facilities in the Melton Valley area of the ORNL campus.

This position as the leader of the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC) Laboratory Chemical Operations Group resides within the newly formed Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The IPMD is focused on the reliable delivery of radioisotope products to exacting quality standards. This work is performed within the unique facilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), and several radiological and nuclear facilities throughout the ORNL campus containing shielded hot cells and gloveboxes. The primary isotope manufactured within the REDC Laboratory Chemical Operations group is the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Ac-225, an alpha emitting isotope deployed in clinical trials for treatment of cancer. Other isotopes processed in the group include heavy actinides Bk/Es/Fm, used for research in nuclear physics and heavy element chemistry, and a variety of high purity actinides which are purified and dispensed from legacy sources.