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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).

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.

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.

Radiochemist - Senior R&D Staff Member

The Emerging Isotopes Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated senior scientist with a proven record of research leadership in radiochemistry. The Emerging Isotopes Research Group is responsible for the development and evaluation of advanced techniques for the efficient and cost-effective production of radioisotopes. The position will be in the Radioisotope Research & Development Section within the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD). RSTD is active in actinide science, delivering innovations in isotope production technology that enable ORNL to efficiently produce radioisotopes for science, medicine, industry, and security applications.

Group Lead, Gas Testing Science

The Testing Science and Cascade Engineering Section within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) is seeking a Group Leader for the Gas Testing Science Group.  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.

Rotor Dynamics Analyst - 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 Rotor Dynamics Analyst for the Modeling and Data Science Group.  The Senior Rotor Dynamics Analyst will perform rotor dynamic analysis of proposed gas centrifuge rotor and suspension designs and will also perform and provide analysis and interpretation of dynamic test data.

Group Lead, Melton Valley Radiochemical Processing

We are seeking a Group Leader 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.

Chief Scientist- Enrichment Science and Engineering Division

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 as the Chief Enrichment Scientist. 

The Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) serves the nation in two critical areas: advancing enrichment technologies and exploring stable isotope production and applications. ESED leverages an elite staff of scientists and engineers with the world-leading capabilities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to deliver groundbreaking advancements with a variety of applications, from national security to life-saving medical treatments.

The ESED Chief Enrichment Scientist collaborates with the science and technology leaders within ESED and partners with the ESED Director to establish and execute the division science priorities and vision that support the ORNL Laboratory Agenda.  The Chief Enrichment Scientist reports to the ESED Director and advocates for the division science vision and technology priorities; collaborates with the section heads and group leaders to advance expertise and capabilities within the division; serves as the chief science officer within the enrichment projects executed by the division; leads the integration of science strategies and capabilities and coordinates across the sections to develop a strong science culture within the division and support the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate Science Strategy; leads specific R&D activities to advance the field of enrichment science, and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.