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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.

 

To apply to an open position, click the link and follow the instructions included for that position. You may also send an email to contact@isotopes.gov with the position title, location and attached cover letter and resume. Once received, our staff will assist you in applying for the position.

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, 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.

Solid Mechanics-Senior R&D Staff Member

The Centrifuge Engineering and Fabrication Section within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a Senior researcher in the area of Solid Mechanics for the Modeling and Data Science Group.  The Senior Solid Mechanics Researcher will develop analysis approaches and perform analysis on the mechanical components of gas centrifuges in support of centrifuge research and development (R&D), design activities, and troubleshooting of experimental and test facilities. 

EI&C Engineer-Senior R&D Staff Member

The Testing Science and Cascade Engineering Section within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) is seeking a Research Professional – Senior EI&C Engineer for the Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineering Group. This group is focused on the development of testbeds and enrichment systems by human-machine interface research and system logic development and this position will have an emphasis in the areas of instrumentation hardware and software to make a significant contribution to projects involving isotope enrichment, nuclear nonproliferation, and instrumentation of mission-critical systems. This group develops and implements advanced control system architectures for centrifuge testbeds.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Term Length)

The Medical Isotope Research and Production Program in the Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for a one (1) year term postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in a multidisciplinary research project(s). The successful candidate will have a background in radioanalytical chemistry. The candidate should be experienced in handling radioactivity or possess a strong desire to learn the skill. The candidate will be expected to develop protocols for the synthesis and characterization of metal complexes by various analytical techniques such as HPLC, LC, and TLC. Candidates will also be expected to develop radiolabeling protocols for various radionuclides 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. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Assistant Scientist

The BNL Isotope group has an opening for an Assistant Scientist to aid in targetry development, isotope separations, radioanalytical techniques, evaluation and development of new radioisotopes, and expanding the program into new areas. The candidate should have strong writing and communications skills with the ability to work as part of a team. The Assistant Scientist will also participate in a DOE-sponsored program on radioisotope research and production with accelerator beams. We are seeking outstanding candidates in radiochemistry or nuclear chemistry to perform laboratory research involving the production and purification of accelerator-formed radioisotopes. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

MIRP Head of Research

The Head of Research will join the Medical Isotope Research and Production Group (MIRP) within the Collider-Accelerator Department. The main program focus is to produce and distribute radioisotopes for nuclear medicine research and clinical practice, and to develop radioisotopes for new applications in medicine and science. This is a full-time continuing appointment opportunity. The group’s major facilities include the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP), and a fully-equipped hot laboratory with hot cells, radiochemistry research laboratories, and analytical equipment. The BLIP utilizes high-intensity proton beams of up to 200 MeV. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Isotope Program Operator

The successful candidate will join the Medical Isotope Research and Production Group (MIRP) of the Collider-Accelerator Department. The MIRP group has an opening for a MIRP Operator to aid in the research and process of isotopes at the target processing laboratory in building 801. The operator will be responsible for working in the laboratory performing chemical processing and separations.  Further conducting analytical measurements to assess purity and quantification.  The main program focus is to produce and distribute radioisotopes for nuclear medicine research and clinical practice and to develop radioisotopes for new applications in medicine and science.  The group’s major facilities include the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) and a fully-equipped hot laboratory with hot cells, radiochemistry research laboratories, and analytical equipment.  The BLIP utilizes high-intensity proton beams of up to 200 MeV. The MIRP group resides in the Collider-Accelerator Department. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

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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