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Post-Doc Openings – LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has openings for 2 post-doc radiochemists for:

development of novel radiochemical separation and delivery techniques at the micro scale for production of targets for high energy density programs. (NIF) https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers/find-your-job/all/radiochemistry/3743990000545796

and for

development of novel radiochemical separation and quantification techniques for nuclear forensics. You will develop systems tailored towards rapid separation of radionuclides, produce isotopes using neutron and charge-particle irradiation methods, and develop accurate radiochemical measurement techniques. (nuclear forensics) https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers/find-your-job/all/radiochemistry/3743990000574586

Post-Doc Fellows – LLNL

Applications are being accepted through October 1 to provide extraordinary postdocs an opportunity to pursue independent, ground-breaking research in a National Lab setting. The Laboratory is committed to making their experience at LLNL positive and rewarding. Please visit the program link above for more information or to apply.

This three-year fellowship is awarded to rising graduate students with uncommon talent, credentials, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements. Typically, three awards are given each year. Fellows will propose creative and independent research in one or more aspects of science relevant to LLNL’s mission. Research areas may include:

·       Atmospheric Science 

·       Biology

·       Chemistry

·       Applied Mathematics

·       Computer Science

·       Energy

·       Engineering

·       Environmental Science

·       Geoscience

·       Lasers

·       Materials Science

·       Physics

Please contact the program administrator, Mildred Lambrecht, at UR.Info@llnl.gov if you have any questions.

Graduate Fellowships – NNSA/PNNL

Applications are still being accepted for the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program through October 7, 2022. For more information visit the program link above or see the flyer for the program. To apply, please visit the link above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be a U.S. citizen eligible for a security clearance
  • Be matriculated/enrolled in a graduate degree program at an accredited college or university at the time of application OR
  • Have completed a graduate degree program within 18 months (i.e., after April 7, 2021) prior to the application deadline AND
  • Have a final and current cumulative GPA of at least 3.00/4.00 in the graduate degree program
  • Available to work full time for the duration of the one-year fellowship (June 2023 to June 2024).

Selected applicants enrolled in Fall semester/quarter with no previous graduate-level grades must provide official transcripts demonstrating eligibility (minimum 3.0 GPA) no later than January 14, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing or having completed a master’s degree or PhD in a STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, or Mathematics) or policy field.
  • Selected fellows will be placed in a salary level correlative with their education: 
    • Level I – Master’s in Progress
    • Level II – Completed Master’s or Pursuing a PhD or JD
    • Level III – Completed PhD or JD

DOE/ACS – Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools

The Department of Energy has funded these long running summer schools. Currently stipends are $4,000 for these 6-week summer schools, and students can also earn college credits.  The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 2022.  A completed application consists of the submitted web form, as well as an official transcript and 2 letters of recommendation.  Transcripts and letters should be submitted to Professor Francesconi, address is below. Please also complete the online application form.

For more information, please view the flyer, the webpage, or contact:

Professor Lynn C. Francesconi
Hunter College of the City University of New York
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-772-5353
FAX: 212-772-5332

Summer Internship – LBNL

LBNL invites undergraduate or graduate students to apply for a new Summer 2022 Internship Program — named Ingenuity (http://go.lbl.gov/ingenuity) — in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, the Ingenuity internship program is focused on cultivating a diverse, talented next-generation workforce in the field of geologic nuclear waste disposal. The main pillar of this program is to connect with student applicants from underrepresented backgrounds in an effort to engage them in the future of this industry. Ultimately the goal is to raise awareness and excitement about careers in this field. For more information or to apply visit the Ingenuity website.

ACS Virtual Postdoc Symposium

We are delighted to invite you to join ACS’ first Virtual Postdoc Symposium on November 19.

ACS Virtual Postdoc Symposium

November 19, 2020, 11:00 AM-5:30 PM EST

Did you miss some of the outstanding presentations by postdoctoral scholars during the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo in August?  ACS is pleased to invite you to join its first Virtual Postdoc Symposium, featuring live presentations by 49 postdoctoral scholars in six concurrent sessions.  This free event will include live Q&A after each presentation.  The technical program will be followed by a workshop on networking strategies, and a virtual happy hour will provide an opportunity to put those networking skills into practice.  To view the abstracts and register for this symposium, please visit www.acs.org/postdocsymposium

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.

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.

Graduate Student Positions – Manitoba

A number of positions are open with the Schreckenbach and Hollett groups at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. If you are interested in joining a computational chemistry group doing theoretical actinide molecular science, or are interested in other applications, please see the announcement, and apply ASAP by following the directions in the announcement.

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