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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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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.

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.

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.