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January 2021 Newsletter

The newsletter is now available, highlights include:


DTRA Physical Scientist/Nuclear Engineer Positions

1.       Fort Belvoir, Virginia This position has been filled, the second has been reposted as of 12/16/2020

Public (open to all US citizens):


Merit (federal employees, transfers, vets, etc.):


2.       Kaiserslautern, Germany

Public (open to all US citizens):


Merit (federal employees, transfers, vets, etc.):



ADDITIONALLY, to improve the process:

1.  In the past applicants have ‘selected themselves out’ by not submitting a complete packet (document missing, signature missing,…)

  –> please check your submission for completeness AND, as much as allowed, follow up with the HR team who takes your application.

2.  I would ask those who apply to inform me directly, (Patrick.A.Lofy.civ AT mail.mil) of their application — and, if comfortable, to share your resume directly with me.


from the announcement:

“We are seeking a candidate with a preferred 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 focus of this position is not research, but instead is the training, advising and assisting of tactical units while deployed into a wide variety of environments.”

Faculty Position – Tennessee Tech University

The Department of Chemistry at Tennessee Tech University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in Radiochemistry beginning August 1, 2021. A Ph.D. in radiochemistry, or closely related area (inorganic or analytical chemistry, preferred) from an accredited institution with research interests that include the use of radioisotopes is required. Postdoctoral experience is required. TN Tech University is a comprehensive institution of higher education with particular strengths in science and engineering situated in the beautiful Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee between Nashville and Knoxville. The department confers an ACS-certified B.S. and M.S. in chemistry and participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Environmental Sciences. A detailed description of the Department of Chemistry, the Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, and the university is available at: https:// www.tntech.edu/cas/chemistry/.

For more details visit jobs.tntech.edu or view the attached job announcement.

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

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, 2021.  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

PostDoc Position – IndianaU DeSouza Group

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 using the email deSouza AT indiana.edu

NUCL Business Meeting

Dear NUCL members, 

Given the format of the Fall ACS meeting, we were unable to hold our NUCL Business Meeting at that time.  Therefore, I invite all members to participate in our virtual NUCL Business meeting on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST (6:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. MST/4:00 p.m. PST). This is an informational session to provide details on programming, budget, and related news to our members.  For this meeting, we will also be conducting a listening session for our members to provide insight and guidance on the future of the NUCL division. We strongly encourage students and postdoctoral scholars to attend.  As a bonus, we will also have a prize to give away for one lucky participant! 

The zoom information is given below.  NOTE: You will need the passcode below to join the meeting.   

Topic: NUCL Virtual Business meeting 

Time: Oct 25, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Please check with colleagues for the meeting link

Tori Forbes, 2020 Chair ACS NUCL Division
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Iowa

Postdoc Positions – ANL

Argonne National Laboratory’s Radioisotope Research and Production Program (R2P2) is seeking to hire two postdoctoral researchers.

From ANL:

We are seeking outstanding candidates for postdoctoral positions to perform laboratory research involving the production and purification of accelerator-produced radionuclides, as well as, research with ion beams related to cellular radiobiology. A significant aspect of this work includes chemical process and equipment engineering as well as target design for the production, separation, purification, and analysis of radionuclides. The successful candidate will be joining a team of chemists, physicists, and engineers conducting research and development related to medical isotopes and ion beam therapy. Candidates with experience in radiochemistry and/or ion beam physics are invited to apply.

More information can be found here (Radiochemistry-Oriented Posting):


More information can be found here (Physics-Oriented Posting):


Faculty Position – AFIT

The Department of Engineering Physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track graduate-school faculty appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Preference is given to applicants having an earned PhD with experimental and modeling expertise in Nuclear Physics, Radiation Physics, Radiation Chemistry, Nuclear Engineering, or a closely related field.  Applicants must exhibit potential for innovative performance in publication, teaching, funding, and service that is commensurate with academic rank.  Applicants must be United States citizens.  Submit application at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566119800 and contact Dr. Larry Burggraf for more information: larry.burggraf AT afit.edu

Multiple Positions – SRNL

There are multiple positions posted for radiochemists/nuclear engineers at SRNL. All require the ability to qualify for a Q clearance.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25264&siteid=5259#jobDetails=1238654_5259 Req ID #:4941BR

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25264&siteid=5259&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1238868#jobDetails=1238868_5259 Req ID #:4988BR

And the following 2 positions also require an initial 2-year posting to LANL

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25264&siteid=5259#jobDetails=1238656_5259 4943BR

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25264&siteid=5259#jobDetails=1238655_5259 4942BR