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NUCL Division meeting ACS Spring 2024 Meeting – 19 Mar 24 Room 338 Convention Center, NOLA

Business Meeting Minutes.

The Many Flavors of LGBTQ+ Research in Nuclear Chemistry (Spring 2024 National Meeting Notes)

Please see the summary from this symposium below.

Industry Matters Newsletter – Member Recognition

Industry Member Programs was pleased to feature two members of our division in their most recent issue of ACS Industry Matters

Division members Chris Bannochie and Christine McInnis were the featured members.

Manager, Developmental Radiochemistry – MURR

The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is a leading research facility dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge through nuclear research. As a prominent institution in the field, MURR is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Manager of Developmental Radiochemistry to join our Innovative Development & Translation (ID&T) division. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in developing cutting-edge radioisotope production methods to support various research and manufacturing initiatives. 

For more information or to apply please visit https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff, click on “prospective employees” link and use job code: 50611.

Temporary Position – FDA (WEAC)

The Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center of the FDA is actively seeking a full-time ORISE fellow to pioneer the development of adaptable radiochemical separation techniques applicable across various detection methodologies for identifying radioactive contaminants in food.  This appointment spans 18 months and begins immediately.  Candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, preferably in Chemistry or closely related fields, and must be a lawful permanent resident or U.S citizens.

Website for the opportunity: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/FDA-ORA-2024-0001

Faculty Position – Clemson University

The Clemson University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (SCEEES) invites applications to fill a tenured/tenure-track position with a focus on Geo-Environmental Engineering. Candidates are desired with expertise in one or more of the following areas: subsurface transport and remediation of organic, inorganic, metals, and radioactive contaminants, radioactive waste isolation, geologic storage and production of hydrogen, geological carbon sequestration, subsurface energy storage, brownfield development, municipal, industrial, and mining waste containment systems, re-use of waste materials, and reduction of climate change and sea level rise impacts. A Fall 2024 appointment is anticipated with the position at the assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidates will have an earned PhD in Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or in a closely related discipline.

For more information on The Center for Nuclear Environmental Engineering Sciences and Radioactive Waste Management (NEESRWM) please visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/neesrwm/. For more information on the open position please see the advertisement below or visit https://apply.interfolio.com/140357 which is also where application should be submitted.

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 dates for 2024 are June 17 – July 27The deadline for completed applications is February 15th, 2024.  Apply here.

For more information, please view 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

Staff Scientist Opening – LANL

The Energy and Natural Resources Security Group (EES-16) in the Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an opening for a staff scientist position either at the Scientist 2 or Scientist 3 level, depending on the skills and experience of the selected candidate. We are looking to hire a motivated and enthusiastic scientist, with a strong background in experimental geochemistry and repository science to support our group’s various R&D efforts in spent fuels disposal and safety case analysis. If selected, you will join a diverse team of geologists, geochemists, and chemists dedicated to supporting several aspects of our spent fuel disposal program.

Please see the job ad for more information, or visit LANL’s site to apply.


Principal Radiochemist – TerraPower

TerraPower Isotopes® is deploying innovative expertise to create the next generation of isotopes and to support the advancement of technologies with the potential to change the face of oncology treatment.

TPI seeks to support revolutionary radiotherapies for treatments of cancers, such as prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by supplying radioisotopes that currently cannot be accessed in amounts required to develop medical treatments. The Principal Radiochemist will support TPI’s efforts toward the long-term production of actinium 225, leveraging specific expertise and experience working with radionuclides at scales relevant to this goal.

This position interfaces with a dynamic interdisciplinary environment in which effective communication, team-work and collaboration is required, while maintaining composure to act safely, ensure quality of data, and enable timely decision-making. The position will require good judgement in ensuring regulatory compliance while delivering on commercial production and engineering design needs. The candidate must be capable of working closely with a focused and high achieving group, working with minimal day-to-day supervision, and relocating to the Everett, WA area. 

For more information please visit:

Should you have any inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to schatterjee at terrapower.com,

Sayandev (Dev) Chatterjee, PhD; Manager, Innovation R&D Chemistry; Pronouns: he, him, his

Faculty Positions – University of Central Florida

1) The Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida is seeking to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor and one of the disciplines of interest is Radiochemistry. All areas of radiochemistry/nuclear chemistry are welcome and will be considered. Candidates will be able to benefit from the interdisciplinary research portfolio the department has with particular strengths in analytical chemistry, forensic science, materials science and nanotechnology, optics, etc.

Appropriate space and generous start up package are available. Open until filled; initial priority review will start in January.

For questions, applicants can reach out to the search chair or Prof. Anagnostopoulos, Vasileios.Anagnos AT ucf.edu, concerning the Radiochemistry program at UCF.

Application link: https://ucf.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/jobs/details/Assistant-Professor–Chemistry_R106724?jobFamilyGroup=5bcda454ef2601011c97052f3c060000

2) A separate opening for a Physical Chemist may also consider individuals with a focus on nuclear/radiochemistry. The position is suitable for someone with expertise in either experimental or computational/theoretical studies and molecular modelling using machine learning and artificial intelligence. Of special interest are candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching/mentoring and service to the diversity and excellence of our department.

Mentoring students in chemistry, with content that reflects expertise in emerging frontiers in machine learning and artificial intelligence is also a preferred qualification. https://ucf.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Orlando-FL-Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor–Chemistry_R106700?q=molecular+electronics&jobFamilyGroup=5bcda454ef2601011c97052f3c060000