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Postdoc position – MURR (filled)

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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.

Academic Employment – University of Missouri Research Reactor Director (filled)

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The University of Missouri is pleased to announce an international search for the Executive Director of the MU Research Reactor Center, MURR®. MURR® is a multidisciplinary center with the three-fold mission of promoting research in the sciences and engineering, providing educational and training opportunities for students, and providing irradiation and isotope production services. The selected individual will devise and implement the tactics necessary to realize the University’s vision for this unique national resource: continued safe and reliable operation to provide quality nuclear services and products to both the research and global community. The selected individual will also be responsible for engaging academic departments on campus and clearly advocating the reactor’s role in the University mission of education and research excellence.

Candidates must complete the University of Missouri’s on-line application at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/index.php → Staff Positions → Prospective Employees → enter 24732 in the Search Jobs panel.
Application material should include letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the full contact information of 3 references.
MURR’s Executive Director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research. An evaluation of applications will begin December 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The full Executive Director Announcement.

Ph.D. Research – Australia (Flinders University)

Flinders University is seeking PhD students for the projects as part of the program entitled “Assessing Radionuclides and Developing Frameworks for South Australia’s Environment Surrounding Uranium Mining Sites”. Please view the PhD opportunity at Flinders University ad, or contact rachel.popelkafilcoff AT flinders.edu.au for more information.

Postdoctoral Positions Available – ACE

The Actinide Center of Excellence (ACE) invites applications for post-doctoral positions at any of our partner universities (Notre Dame, Washington State, Oregon State, Minnesota, Northwestern). We seek highly motivated recent PhDs to contribute in the synthesis, properties, applications, and simulations of actinide oxide clusters and related materials. Candidates are sought who have demonstrated expertise, as evidenced by published works, in areas including but not necessarily limited to inorganic synthesis, X-ray diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics simulations, application of spectroscopic techniques to solutions and solids, and density functional theory. Prior experience working with actinides is not required. This advertisement is directed to US Citizens and Green Card holders only. For further information or to apply, please email Dr. Ginger Sigmon, gsigmon AT nd.edu. Applications must include a letter detailing your research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three persons willing to provide professional references. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Faculty Positions – University of Utah Nuclear Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEEN) invites applications for two tenure-track assistant/associate professor faculty positions for its Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP). Positions will be open to all outstanding areas of nuclear engineering although emphasis will be given to those with experience in reactor physics, reactor design, radiation detection and nuclear securities (i.e. nuclear safeguards or forensics). Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering or closely related field such as Radiochemistry or Nuclear Physics. Exceptional recent graduates and those with postdoctoral experience are highly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must demonstrate their ability to develop an independent, externally funded research program, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and teach at least one of our four core courses at the graduate level: Radiation Interactions, Reactor Physics, Health Physics, and Radiation Detection.

For more information, see the position advertisement, or contact the chair of the search committee, luther.mcdonald AT utah.edu

Faculty Position – UC Irvine – Nuclear/Radiochemistry

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/JPF04002. Applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vita (including a publication list), and a concise statement of proposed research. 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, 2017 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.

Undergraduate Radiochemistry Summer School – Oregon State University

Running from June 18 through July 28, 2017, the school is for undergraduate students in chemistry and related disciplines (physics, nuclear engineering). The summer school is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy and hosted this year by the Oregon State University School of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) and the Department of Chemistry in Corvallis, Oregon. Candidates should be junior or senior level undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science, and have completed a minimum of two years of chemistry and one year of physics. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Student award includes $4,000 stipend as well as coverage of housing and travel costs. Upon satisfactory completion of the summer school, participating students will receive eight transferable credits at the 400 level. A flyer has been created with this information as well.

Students should apply online at: ne.oregonstate.edu/radiochemistryschool. Applications are due February 28, 2017. The summer school is limited to 12 students and acceptance notification will be sent by March 31, 2017.

Short description:

Blending classwork and labwork, participants in our school will learn the physics of nuclear structure, radioactive decay and nuclear reactions, principles of radiodetection, chemistry of actinides and fission products, radiolysis, production and separation of radionuclides. The nuclear fuel cycle will be presented from fundamental chemistry to engineering applications.

Students will benefit from the expertise of our guest lecturers invited from the DOE national labs and collaborating university partners, and work on their independent research projects under faculty guidance and present their results at a student conference at the end of the summer school.

Students will also tour Hanford Site, AREVA and Energy Northwest facilities in Richland, Washington, and the Oregon State TRIGA Research Reactor in Corvallis.

In addition, student will be guided about their future career options field in this field and application for a university graduate program in nuclear and radiochemistry in the U.S.


Dr. Alena Paulenova, summer school director, OSU School of Nuclear Science and Engineering

alena.paulenova AT oregonstate.edu

Radiochemistry Faculty Position – Hunter College

The Department of Chemistry at HUNTER COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure track position in Radiochemistry at the Assistant or Associate rank, but exceptional candidates will be considered at the Professor rank. We encourage applications from candidates with research interests in fundamental and applied aspects of radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry. These include research related to nuclear fuel cycle, environmental remediation, plant biology and biofuels, analytical chemistry, nuclear medicine. Candidates with interdisciplinary radiochemistry research interests that intersect with our current strengths in analytical, biochemistry, molecular imaging, polymers, and radiotherapy, and fundamental chemistry of radiometals are encouraged.

The announcement in C&EN. http://chemistryjobs.acs.org/jobs/8611709/professor-in-radiochemistry
The full announcement from Hunter College.

DOE – Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools

The Department of Energy has again funded these long running summer schools for 2017. Interested students can get more information from the summer schools website, https://chemistry.missouri.edu/nucsummer, from the flyer, or from Prof. J. David Robertson, robertsonjo AT missouri.edu

Nuclear Forensics Summer School

The Department of Homeland Security is again sponsoring a Nuclear Forensics Summer School in conjunction with University of Missouri, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Utah, and Washington State University, and the Los Alamos and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. This 6 week program is hosted at the University of Utah, and students will receive stipends. For more information, see the flyer, or contact Nancy Butner, Los Alamos National Laboratory: nbutner AT lanl.gov

Apply at http://www.lanl.gov/org/padste/adcles/chemistry/inorganic-isotope-actinide/nuclear-forensics/index.php