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PostDoc Opportunity – University of Washington

The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) are seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Scholar research position in the areas of radionuclide production and radiolabeling of biomolecules for molecular radiotherapy. For more information view the position announcement and visit the group webpage.


ORNL – Several Senior R&D Positions

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking several senior R&D staff for the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry Section in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD). CSD performs discovery and use inspired research to understand, predict, and control the physical processes and chemical transformations, relevant to energy technologies, over a broad range of length and time scales. The focus of the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry section within CSD is to develop, advance, and apply analytical methodologies for elemental and isotopic characterizations in environmental and nuclear matrices to support ORNL and DOE mission.  The section possesses unique expertise in analytical chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements in a wide variety of sample matrices, as well as for the preparation and separations required for to understand the analytical chemistry.

For more information and to apply, please visit the individual job postings below:





Senior Chemist – SNA International

SNA International, LLC is currently seeking a Senior Chemist (specialized in Radiological and Nuclear Chemistry Analysis). This position is based in Charlottesville, VA. For more information please view the job announcement and to apply call the SNA main number 703-370-1930 and ask for either Dr. Lisa Kennedy or Bob Zimmerman.  Or applicants can send an email with their resume directly to:  robert.zimmerman AT sna-intl.com

Senior Radiochemist – ORNL

There is an opening for a senior radiochemist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. We are seeking a Senior Radiochemist staff member who will focus on the development of radiochemistry programs as well as the performance of a full range of radiochemistry routines for detailed characterizations of nuclear materials for our portfolio of work and projects in the nuclear fuels cycle, production of heavy isotopes, and security of special nuclear materials.  This position resides in the Chemical and Isotopic Mass Spectrometry (CIMS) group in the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry (NAC) section in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

For more information and to apply visit https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Radiochemist-Senior-R&D-Staff-TN-37831/694748600/?locale=en_US

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 note that the application window for Summer 2021 has now closed.  Please check back in December for information on applying for the Summer 2022 program.

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

Research Fellows – Mayo Clinic


Two Research Fellow positions are available in the Molecular Imaging Program in Rochester, Minnesota with Dr. Mukesh Pandey, Associate Consultant and lead scientist. Focusing on radiochemistry, one of these positions will concentrate efforts in organic chemistry, and the other, on isotopes. These Research Fellows will be part of an integral team of molecular scientists who work on design and development of novel positron emission tomography (PET) probes for various imaging applications.  Our laboratories are well equipped for synthetic chemistry, radiochemistry and Micro-PET animal imaging work. The successful candidates must have experience in this science, and excellent organizational and communication skills.

A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic.


Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.

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