NIDC News

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

 

Open Job Opportunities  within the DOE Isotope Program
                Postdoctoral Scholar - Radiation Oncology, University of Washington  The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Scholar research position in the areas of radionuclide production and radiolabeling of biomolecules for molecular…
A targeted cancer treatment
The DOE Isotope Program is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its Type II Drug Master File (DMF) submission for Actinium-225 Nitrate (thorium-229 derived). The alpha-emitting radionuclide and its decay product bismuth-213 have gained considerable interest within the medical community for targeted radiotherapy of cancer and other diseases.…
Radiotherapeutics: From Isotope Production To Targeted Radiotherapy
This year the 2021 ACS National Meeting will take place virtually, April 5–16, where thousands of chemistry professionals will meet online to share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge. The meeting provides excellent opportunities for sharing a passion for chemistry, connecting with the world’s largest scientific society, and advancing …
Americium-241 Available Now
Domestic Production of Americium-241 Restarted Did you know that for the last 20 years Americans have relied on a single foreign supplier for the active ingredient used in smoke detectors? The DOE Isotope Program has addressed this isotope shortage and is pleased to announce the re-established routine supply of americium-241 (Am-241). The isotope is vital for a variety of additional applications…
The Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program is Now Accepting Applications
The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a resident scientist within a defined award period. Graduate students currently pursuing Ph.D. degrees in areas of physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences…
Bivans and Gillens Join the DOE Isotope Program
David Bivans joins the DOE Isotope Program as the Alternative Isotope Production Manager David Bivans has joined the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Isotope Program as the federal Program Manager for Alternative Isotope Production, replacing Joe Glaser who retired in December 2020. David has most recently been a technical advisor in the HQ office, detailed from DOE Environmental Management, and…
Garland, Grimm and Glaser retirement
The DOE Isotope Program has said farewell to three beloved colleagues who have all retired over the last several months. While we are all sad to say goodbye, we are appreciative of all they have done for the Isotope Program. We wish you all the best in your retirement! Marc Garland, Program Manager for Isotope Program Operations and the Deputy Director of the DOE Isotope Program After more than…
DOE Isotope Program HQ Open Position - Program Manager For Isotope Operations
The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program is actively seeking a Federal Program Manager for Isotope Operations. The position will be responsible for the operations of the National Isotope Development Center (NIDC), located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The NIDC is the business arm of the DOE Isotope Program and manages all isotope customer interactions and contracts. This…
NIDC Annual Customer Survey Reminder
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 expressed needs. If necessary, the program will also evaluate and invest in new or enhanced production based on stakeholder inputs if existing production is insufficient to meet…
NIDC Annual Customer Survey
The NIDC, on behalf of the DOE Isotope Program, seeks input from the community 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 expressed…