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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.

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. 

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.

For more information and to apply to the position follow the link below.

Research Technician

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chemistry group is looking for new team members to support routine isotope production activities, research to develop new isotopes for therapy and imaging, and programmatic maintenance within the Hot Cell Facility.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting standard chemistry procedures and research with radiological materials that require material handling in hot cells. The work includes support and maintenance of the analytical and programmatic equipment within the general hot cell facility, developing and updating technical and safety procedures, performing analyses of radioisotope final products for quality control and documenting the results in processing files or research records.

For more information and to apply to the position follow the link below and search for the requisition ID: IRC84073.

Accelerator Operator

Plans, designs, and oversees the reconfiguration, maintenance, modification, improvements, and alteration of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures, systems, components, and other facilities. Conducts assessments, evaluations, analysis of facilities, systems, structures, and components and recommends technical, engineering, designs, and solutions. Gathers and reviews data concerning facility or equipment specifications, company, code, or government requirements, required completion date, and construction feasibility. Prepares architectural, engineering, and cost estimates, functional studies, construction plans, and specifications. Recommends architectural and engineering design procedures and standards for the planning and design of facilities. Coordinates with architecture/engineering firms in developing design criteria and preparing layout and detail drawings. Prepares bid sheets and contracts for construction and facilities acquisition. Reviews and estimates design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other related costs. Inspects or directs the inspection of construction, installation, commissioning, and operation to ensure conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules. May use configuration management in the preparation of design, specification, and change management-related documentations. (Includes professional engineers in the fields of civil, electrical, mechanical, structural, energy, nuclear facilities engineering among other disciplines).

To apply, follow the link below and search requisition # 409381