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LLNL – Health And Safety Associate: Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics, Radiation Physics, Radiation Protection, or other scientific field or the equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
http://careers-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs/4356710-health-and-safety-associate

Radiochemist Position – SRNL

A job has been posted for a radiochemist with PhD degree in applicable science or engineering discipline and 5-10 years experience; MS with 8-12 years experience; BS with 10-15 years experience or more. They are seeking a radiochemist, analytical chemist or health physicist with experience in an environmental and/or radiobioassay (DOELAP accredited) laboratory experience is preferred.  Visit
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/home.aspx to apply, search for job ID 4644BR.

Post-Doc Position – Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job#: IRC7944

The Materials Recovery and Recycle Group (AMPP-4) is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral candidate in radiochemistry and corrosion science. The successful candidate will perform research in a range of fundamental and applied research projects such as developing and implementing methods that will aid in the understanding of aging in pure plutonium oxide and chloride salt bearing plutonium oxide. The successful candidate will be joining the Materials Identification and surveillance (MIS) team composed of chemists and engineers.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Sound academic training in radiochemistry.
  • In-depth hands-on experience with radioactive material in a laboratory setting.
  • Proven experience and demonstrated fundamental understanding of the following concepts: radioactivity and nuclear decay; radiation damage; materials aging; and various analytical methodologies.
  • Creative and proactive approach to scientific problem solving.
  • Strong record of effective written and oral communication skills as evidenced by internal and/or external interactions, seminars, briefings, presentations, and publications/reports.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in radiation damage.
  • Experience in plutonium oxide aging due to self-radiation.
  • Experience in salt radiation damage.
  •  Experience in corrosion of stainless steel.
  •  Demonstrated proficiency in working in a glovebox environment.
  •  Active Q clearance.

Notes to Applicants:

Please send a cover letter addressing how you meet all of the minimum job requirements and applicable desired skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Invited presentations; Grants; Patents; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; Talks and Poster Presentations; References.

Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.

In addition to applying online, interested candidates should send their inquiries, cover letter addressing specific qualifications with respect to the required and desired skills of this position, C.V. including list of peer-reviewed publications and invited talks, and the names and contact information of three references to Daniel Rios (drios AT lanl.gov).

Evaluation of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For general information go to Postdoc Program

Scientist Position – Argonne National Laboratory

ANL Assistant Chemist Job Posting 4065800

For more information and to submit an application, please visit www.anl.gov  and follow links from Explore Jobs & Internships (bottom of page) You could also contact Dr. Soderholm, ls AT anl.gov

Position Description 

The Separation Science group in the Chemical Science & Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory solicits applicants for a basic-research staff position in the area of chemical separations. The new staff member will join a vibrant team that is focused on developing a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical factors enabling optimal capacity, selectivity, and robustness. Within this group environment, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a robust, complementary research program in liquid-liquid, membrane or related separations and will be expected to contribute to the planning, sourcing, and development of new initiatives and ongoing research activities.

Position Requirements 

Expertise in structural characterization, solution chemistry, analytical chemistry and thermodynamics are highly desirable. A knowledge of synchrotron-based structural techniques, f-element chemistry, optical spectroscopy and/or NMR would be an asset.  The successful candidate will join a group of staff with diverse backgrounds in inorganic and physical chemistry, separations sciences, and condensed matter physics. They will have an opportunity to work with advanced instrumentation and computational facilities available at Argonne National Laboratory. The applicant is expected to hold a Ph.D. with knowledge and expertise in chemistry or physics and is expected to possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Although this is designed as an entry level position, senior-level researchers will be considered.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Post-doc in Radiochemistry – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Postdoctoral Researcher will play a major role in development of novel radiochemical separation techniques for nuclear forensic and high energy density programs. He/she will develop techniques for producing isotopes at relevant quantities using appropriate neutron and charged-particle reactions at accelerator facilities, associated radiochemical separations methods for isolating isotopes of interest, and incorporation into solid debris matrices. This position is in the Nuclear and Radiochemistry group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.

http://careers-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs/3215445-postdoctoral-research-staff-member-radiochemistry

For more information, contact
Dawn Shaughnessy
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave., L-236
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 422-9574
shaughnessy2 AT llnl.gov

Essential Duties

  • Develop experimental methods, separation techniques, and analysis approaches needed to collect and isolate radioactive isotopes produced at accelerator facilities.
  • Develop experimental methods for uniformly distributing radionuclides within solid matrices.
  • Develop automated chemical platforms for online measurements of radionuclides.
  • Perform sample and data analysis and interpret results.
  • Document research, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Recent PhD in nuclear chemistry, nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, radiochemistry, or related field.
  • Experience with laboratory instrumentation and associated software controls and designing, assembling, and running nuclear science experiments based on radiochemical or nuclear chemistry methods.
  • Ability to safely work with radioactive materials (> 1 microCurie), including alpha and beta-gamma emitters.
  • Ability to develop experimental methods, separation techniques, and analysis approaches needed to collect and isolate radioactive isotopes produced at accelerator facilities.
  • Experience with radionuclide separation methods, such as liquid-liquid extraction, ion exchange chromatography or solvent extraction.
  • Experience with charged-particle and gamma-ray detectors and radiation counting and their associated data analyses.
  • Experience in experimental nuclear science to help solve a variety of programmatic challenges in national security, with experience in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of 3 years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL’s mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Scientist – DTRA

Job opening for our European Command Technical Support Group Scientist position, with duty in Stuttgart, Germany.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Military experience is nice but not required. The job announcement closes 01 October 2018.

SUMMARY:
“We are seeking a candidate with a strong academic background in nuclear science or nuclear engineering, such as might be attained via a Ph.D. degree program, and past experience in radiological/nuclear (R/N) detection. The candidate should be able to analyze R/N threats and related detection problems in order to provide operational, scientific and policy solutions to the Contingency Operations Department and supported units. The candidate’s background in R/N detection development and detection theory should accompany the ability to effectively communicate and instruct both technical and non-technical audiences, from the individual to the senior official level, in conducting effective R/N search operations. The prospective candidate should have experience in the interpretation of both detection and spectroscopic R/N data, and the operational recommendations that would accompany data analysis and interpretation.”

*NOTE: This is not a research or report-writing job.
The position is Emergency Essential and will require a potential employee to be medically and physically qualified with the potential of being deployed.

This single position is being advertised via two announcements: a Merit (~ federal employee) version and a Public (U.S. Citizen) version.
Current or former competitive services employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509594800
U.S. citizens: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509587900

Post-Doc Position, Nuclear Forensics – LLNL

LLNL and Dawn Shaughnessy invite radiochemists to apply for a post-doc position.

The successful candidate will develop techniques for producing isotopes at relevant quantities using appropriate neutron and charged-particle reactions at accelerator facilities, associated radiochemical separations methods for isolating isotopes of interest, and incorporation into solid debris matrices via additive manufacturing for subsequent evaluation via various analytical techniques. This position is in the Nuclear and Radiochemistry group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division. For more information or to apply visit http://careers-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs/2421671-postdoctoral-research-staff-member or email Dr. Shaughnessy (shaughnessy2 AT llnl.gov). U.S. Citizenship required.

Physical Scientist – DTRA

RE-ANNOUNCEMENT for Physical Scientist, Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The focus of this team is the SOUTHERN COMMAND (Central and South America), however, the duty location is at Fort Belvoir, Virginia (near Washington DC).
Military experience is nice but not required.

SUMMARY:
“We are seeking a candidate with a strong academic background in nuclear science or nuclear engineering, such as might be attained via a Ph.D. degree program, and past experience in radiological/nuclear (R/N) detection. The candidate should be able to analyze R/N threats and related detection problems in order to provide operational, scientific and policy solutions to the Contingency and Exercises Department and supported units. The candidate’s background in R/N detection development and detection theory should accompany the ability to effectively communicate and instruct both technical and non-technical audiences, from the individual to the senior official level, in conducting effective R/N search operations. The prospective candidate should have experience in the interpretation of both detection and spectroscopic R/N data, and the operational recommendations that would accompany data analysis and interpretation.”

The position is being advertised via two avenues, with both avenues supplying us Scientists in the past–and future:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480552100, the “Merit” announcement, which is for current/former federal employees and Veterans.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480551900, the “Public” announcement, which is open to “US citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US”

The application deadline is 30 October 2017

Post-doc Position – Argonne

The Physics Division of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking to hire a postdoctoral appointee in support of low-energy experimental nuclear physics research carried out at the ATLAS accelerator facility. The position involves providing targets and radioactive sources required for accelerator beam studies. A strong background in nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry is highly desirable.

For more information, view the position announcement, or contact Harrel Townsend – htownsend AT anl.gov

Post-Doc Positions – ORNL

The Process Engineering Group of the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division is seeking applications for one or more post-doctoral research associate positions. Successful candidates should have a degree in radiochemistry or related fields. An understanding of actinide chemistry and/or processing is necessary. Experience in actinide separations chemistry, and analytical methods utilized to evaluate actinide separations and reactions is required. Direct experience with handling radioactive materials is highly desirable. The ability to interact with individuals having differing scientific and engineering backgrounds, and the ability and willingness to acquire new knowledge and learn new skills are also required. This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.

For more information, contact fugatega AT ornl.gov or view the position ad.