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.