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Post-Doc Position – Colorado School of Mines

Dr. Shafer is seeking a post-doc. The project would focus on molten salt and materials chemistry of uranium, zirconium and lithium. Electrochemistry, materials science, molten salt and/or glovebox experience preferred. Ph.D. Required. The group has a demonstrated history of exciting research in areas of nuclear security, materials management and fundamental f-element science. Publications can be found here: https://www.shafer-radiochemistry.com/publications/ and more information on the group can be found here: https://www.shafer-radiochemistry.com/ For more information or to apply please see her ad below.

Post-Doc (Fellow) Position – University of Washington

The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) develops and evaluates radiochemistry methods that can be applied to produce and purify therapeutic and theranostic radionuclides, as well as radiolabeling reagents/chelators for attaching radionuclides to biological targeting molecules, such as monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy. The research conducted is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. All of the research efforts are collaborative in nature, spanning from therapeutic/theranostic radionuclide production to clinical trials evaluating new radioimmunotherapy agents.

A Postdoctoral/Senior Fellow position is now open for application, with an anticipated start date of fall, 2019. The position has a focus on the production of radionuclides for use in the development of new radiopharmaceuticals. Opportunities to involve in other aspects of radiopharmaceutical development studies can also be available. The Senior Fellow will research cyclotron targetry, develop methods for the isolation of radionuclides of interest (e.g., Se-72 and Re-186) and conduct radiolabeling studies to evaluate various bifunctional chelators or labeling reagents for the incorporation of radionuclides into biological molecules. The Senior Fellow will disseminate research findings by presenting at professional conferences as well as publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals and will also assist in grant writing and on other projects on an as-needed basis. The initial appointment is one year, and the appointment is renewable depending upon performance and availability of funding.

Candidates should have a doctorate in Radiochemistry, Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry or a related field. High interest in radiopharmaceutical sciences, strong communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a research team effort are required. Other highly desirable knowledge includes radiochemical separation techniques such as chromatography and extraction methods, radioanalytical methods such as gamma spectrometry, analytical chemical techniques such as HPLC and TLC, software packages and nuclear databases important in radionuclide production such as SRIM/TRIM and EXFOR.

For full consideration, please send a C.V., a brief statement of career interests, and contacts of 3 references to D. Scott Wilbur, Ph.D. (dswilbur@uw.edu) or Yawen Li, Ph.D. (liyw@uw.edu). The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Faculty Position – University of Iowa

The Department of Chemistry is seeking applicants for an assistant professor position with a focus on radiochemistry. More information is available at https://jobs.uiowa.edu under requisition #73702, or you can view the full announcement. Application review will begin by September 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Post-doc in Nuclear Science – Indiana University

A postdoctoral fellowship is presently available with the many-body nuclear dynamics group at Indiana University, Bloomington. The group conducts experimental research in low and intermediate energy nuclear reactions with an emphasis on the topic of near and sub-barrier fusion reactions using radioactive beams. To pursue our research we conduct experiments at various accelerator facilities worldwide including MSU-NSCL (Michigan State University) and GANIL (Caen, France). At Indiana University we design, construct, and test the detector and electronic systems that make these measurements possible. Upcoming approved fusion experiments at MSU-NSCL and GANIL are the present focus of the research program. The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead role in all aspects of group activities from execution of the experiments and analysis of the resulting data. Candidates are expected to have expertise in using modern nuclear instrumentation as well as experimental and data analysis techniques. A strong background in instrumentation is essential. Experience with advanced simulation and analysis tools (e.g. ROOT) is desirable. More information about the group can be found at http://nuchem.iucf.indiana.edu.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in nuclear/particle science (physics or chemistry) or expect to defend their Ph.D. thesis in the near future. A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact information of two potential references to Prof. Romualdo deSouza at deSouza AT indiana.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Faculty Position – UMass Lowell

A faculty position in Radiological Health Physics has just opened at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The preferred areas of interest for the faculty member are radiochemistry, nuclear forensics, and nuclear security. The link to the job announcement is:

In summary, the faculty position will begin in September of 2019. The successful applicant would be engaged in teaching and research in Health Physics and must possess the Ph.D. degree in Health Physics, Physics, or a closely related area. Excellent English communications skills are required, and the applicant must have demonstrated the ability to teach subject matter, at the graduate level, in health physics and to carry out research in this area (radiochemistry, nuclear forensics, and nuclear security are of particular interest), including having published research findings in technical reports or refereed scientific journals. The successful candidate will be expected to have a sound working knowledge of laboratory and field instrumentation used in measuring ionizing radiation, radioactivity analysis, external and internal radiation dosimetry, radiation shielding, and an active involvement in research. For more information, visit the job link above, or contact Mark_Tries AT uml.edu

Faculty Positions – University of Florida

The Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Florida is inviting applications for open rank positions, with particular interest in candidates with expertise in Radiochemistry, Plasma physics and fusion, Data science for Nuclear Engineering, Advanced reactor concepts, Reactor physics, and Thermal hydraulics. Please view their handoutfor more information. Apply at UF Jobs at https://jobs.ufl.edu/ reference Requisition number 508368. They also request that you email your electronic application package (PDF) to Ms. Venice Walker (venice AT mse.ufl.edu).

Faculty Position – San Jose State University

San José State University

Subject to Budgetary Approval
Specialization: Radiochemistry

Job Opening ID (JOID): 24661

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

Ph.D. in chemistry or equivalent is required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Excellence in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level is expected. Research in radiochemistry with applications to biomedical, environmental, forensics or other fields that complement the current faculty in the department. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in inorganic, analytical chemistry and/or physical chemistry. Teaching duties may include upper division undergraduate lectures and laboratory courses, and graduate lecture courses. Some teaching in general and/or introductory chemistry may be required. The successful candidate will develop a robust research program engaging primarily undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students. Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August, 2019

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by September 24, 2018 to http://apply.interfolio.com/52669

Please direct questions to:
Karen Singmaster, Chair
Department of Chemistry
San José State University
Karen.Singmaster AT sjsu.edu

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in graduating URM students. San Jose State University has achieved HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) designation; 40% of our student population are first-generation students and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, the university is ranked fourth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Faculty Position – UC Irvine

The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine invites applications
from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level
in the broad field of Nuclear Chemistry and/or Radiochemistry. Candidates must have
a PhD in Chemistry or a related field; postdoctoral experience is desirable. The position
requires the establishment of a vigorous research program involving any aspect of
Nuclear Chemistry or Radiochemistry, development of ideas for utilization of the
department’s nuclear reactor facility, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching
areas of general chemistry and radiochemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels. Applications must be submitted electronically via the Internet at
http://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04764. Applicants should upload a cover letter, a
curriculum vita (including a publication list), a concise statement of proposed research
and a teaching statement. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential
contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application
materials. At least three letters of recommendation are required. Applications and
supporting materials should be received by September 30, 2018 for full consideration.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected
categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Faculty Position – University of Iowa

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Radiochemistry broadly defined, effective August 2019. Applications are encouraged from researchers with programs focused on radioanalytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, nuclear forensics, actinide chemistry, radioisotope development, radiopharmaceuticals/therapies, or energy applications. Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program and commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry to a diverse student body at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field and a promising record of scholarship and productivity in hand by August 21, 2019. Postdoctoral experience in an academic, government, national laboratory, or industrial setting is highly desired. Candidates with advanced Assistant Professor level experience are also encouraged to apply.

The Radiochemistry program at the University of Iowa was established in 2012 and is quickly developing into a renowned area of strength on campus. The Chemistry Building has state-of-the-arts facilities for teaching and research, including a shared radiochemistry facility. Faculty within the Department of Chemistry have established ties with national laboratories, state facilities, and industrial partners and there are opportunities for collaborations with the highly-ranked University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Application materials must include a cover letter describing their academic qualifications and professional experience, CV, and academic transcripts. Applicants should also provide documents that 1) describes their current expertise and future goals for an independent research program in radiochemistry; 2) states their beliefs, practices, and interests in teaching, and 3) should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in chemistry or how they would like to further the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu.

To apply, please go to jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition number 73167. Application review will begin by October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The Department of Chemistry and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty. The Department values diversity and is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive climate. We value diversity in all forms. We conduct all departmental activities, including recruitment, retention, and personal and professional development for a diverse group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students in a manner consistent with these values. The strategic plans of the University and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reflect this commitment. The University also proudly supports work/life resources, including dual-career support; for more information please see https://worklife.uiowa.edu/.

Postdoc position – MURR (filled)

We have received notice this position was filled, but are leaving the text in place for archival purposes.

The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects related to radiochemistry and radiopharmaceutical development. Candidates should have Ph.D. training in radiochemistry, inorganic chemistry or similar field, preferably completed within the past five years. The successful candidate will work on radiometal chelation systems synthesis and labeling of molecular probes, such as peptides and nanoparticles, for applications in diagnostic imaging and targeted radiotherapy of disease and/or infection. The candidate will publish research findings and participate in grant writing. Strong communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary setting are essential. Experience in working with radioactive materials is desirable but not necessary. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. To apply, please email cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Heather Hennkens at HennkensH AT missouri.edu by May 1st, 2018. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.