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Our NIDC News reports the latest developments in U.S. Department of Energy’s isotope production efforts, university partnerships, facility improvements, staff news, and other notable center activities as they occur. Stay Connected

 

DOE Isotope Program to Host Monthly Virtual Office Hours
As part of the Office of Science’s newly announced series, the DOE Isotope Program will hold virtual office hours to share information about the program and provide opportunities to ask questions. Upcoming topics include:Monday, March 11, 2024, at 2pm ET – Introduction to the DOE Isotope Program and Mission  Monday, April 8, 2024, at 2pm ET – Competitive DOE IP Funding Opportunities for R…
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2024 solicitation 1 cycle. Applications are due on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate…
Now hiring: NIDC Technical Manager
The National Isotope Development Center (NIDC) is actively seeking a Technical Manager - Accelerator Products to join our team. Located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the NIDC serves as the business interface for the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP).This Technical Manager will be responsible for overseeing the NIDC’s accelerator isotope product line, which…
HIPPO
The Horizon-broadening Isotope Production Pipeline Opportunities (HIPPO) collaboration, sponsored by the Department of Energy's Isotope Program, is a traineeship program in isotope research and development, production and processing.The application window for summer activities is currently open, and the deadline for submissions is February 19th. For more information about this program, please…
NIDC Commerical Customer Survey
The NIDC, on behalf of the DOE Isotope Program, seeks input from commercial stakeholders on anticipated isotope product needs and potential supply shortages in the next five years.With this valuable information, the DOE IP will gain a clearer understanding of future market demand and, as a result, can better serve industrial and research entities by tailoring isotope production to meet their…
Mitch Ferren and Karen Sikes
Mitch Ferren, associate director of business operations at the National Isotope Development Center since 2011, will retire Dec. 31. Mitch’s career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has spanned more than 45 years, 42 of those spent in isotope-related work.Mitch, who holds a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering and an associate’s degree in engineering and chemical technology engineering…
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting applications for the 2024 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 80 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions, DOE national laboratories, and Office of Science user facilities.“The…
Welcome Texas A&M
The DOE Isotope Program is excited to announce the addition of the Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute to the University Isotope Network. Supported by DOE and the State of Texas funding, the Cyclotron Institute has developed Astatine-211 (At-211) production which is now available for routine regional distribution through the NIDC product catalog. The Texas A&M University Cyclotron…
VSS recordings now available
The DOE Isotope Program hosted three virtual seminars focused on the following emerging medical isotopes: astatine-211, lead-203/212, and cerium-134. If you were unable to attend, or want to watch it again, you can now access the meeting recordings and presentations for your convenience.
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.-- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Isotope Program and QSA Global Inc. announced a joint product development agreement to initiate domestic production of iridium-192 (Ir-192), a critical isotope for industrial gamma ray radiography.The U.S. has been dependent on supply from foreign countries for this critical radioisotope for the last 20 years since DOE exited the market. This…