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Post-Doc (Fellow) Position – University of Washington

The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) develops and evaluates radiochemistry methods that can be applied to produce and purify therapeutic and theranostic radionuclides, as well as radiolabeling reagents/chelators for attaching radionuclides to biological targeting molecules, such as monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy. The research conducted is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. All of the research efforts are collaborative in nature, spanning from therapeutic/theranostic radionuclide production to clinical trials evaluating new radioimmunotherapy agents. The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral scholar research position in radionuclide production for molecular radiotherapy.The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) develops and evaluates radiochemistry methods that can be applied to produce and purify therapeutic and theranostic radionuclides, as well as radiolabeling reagents/chelators for attaching radionuclides to biological targeting molecules, such as monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy. The research conducted is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. All of the research efforts are collaborative in nature, spanning from therapeutic/theranostic radionuclide production to clinical trials evaluating new radioimmunotherapy agents.

The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral scholar research position in radionuclide production for molecular radiotherapy. Our research group develops and evaluates radiochemistry methods that can be applied to produce and purify therapeutic and theranostic radionuclides, as well as development of radiolabeling reagents/chelators used for attaching radionuclides to biological targeting molecules, such as monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy.  Preclinical research in astatine-211-labeled MAbs conducted by our group has been translated to the clinic and is presently being evaluated in multiple human studies.

The University of Washington Medical Cyclotron Facility is capable of producing variable energy proton, deuteron, alpha and high energy neutron beams for radionuclide production. The Postdoctoral Scholar in our research group will collaborate with UW Materials Science research groups and cyclotron engineers to develop new target designs for irradiations. It is planned that the candidate will visit and work with our collaborators at Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Missouri to develop purification and radiolabeling methods for the production of medical radionuclides. The radiopharmaceuticals under development will be evaluated in animal models through collaborations with investigators in other research groups at the UW and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The initial appointment is one year, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2020, and the appointment is renewable depending upon performance and availability of funding.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington https://hr.uw.edu/labor/2019/06/03/agreement-reached-with-uaw-postdoctoral-scholars-on-2019-2021-contract

For more information, please check the announcement below.

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

Physical (Rad/Nuke) Scientist – Fort Belvoir, VA

DTRA is 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.

ADDITIONALLY, to improve the search process, potential applicants should note:
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.
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As always, there are two ‘pathways’ to apply for this one job:

Caution-http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560992000
which is open to federal employees, veterans, ….

and Caution-http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/561048300
which is open to all U.S. Citizens

 + The job announcements close March 30, 2020.

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

Faculty Position – UMass Lowell

There is a new faculty position (open rank) for a nuclear chemist/radiochemist at the department of Physics and Applied Physics at UMass Lowell starting Fall 2020. This hire is to strengthen and broaden our Radiological Sciences program to include radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry and/or nuclear forensics research/teaching. UMass Lowell administration has committed significant infrastructure investment to support this direction. The successful candidate will have ~1500 sf of their own radiochemistry laboratory. with appropriate hoods, and vented glove boxes, to be completed prior to Fall 2021, as well as the opportunity to participate in and inform the design process. For more information, please visit https://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/job/504338/assistantassociate-professor-radiochemistry-and-radiological-health-physics

Research Technologist – LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory has multiple opportunities to hire members for their plutonium oxide characterization team. Candidates must be eligible for a “Q” Clearance. These positions are open to individuals with education at the M.S. level, or B.S. with experience. For further information please view the posting https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/research-technologist-1-2/0613B3181F7143519EF7F44EAADDCCD2/job/

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, 2020.  A completed application consists of the submitted web form, as well as an official transcript and 2 letter of recommendation.  Transcripts and letters should be submitted to Professor Francesconi, address is below.

Please note that the application window for Summer 2020 has now closed.  Please check back in December for information on applying for the Summer 2021 program.

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

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

January 2020 Newsletter

The newsletter is now available, highlights include:

FROM THE CHAIR
FROM THE PAST CHAIR
UPCOMING PROGRAMMING
NUCL MEMBER HIGHLIGHT
NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY SUMMER SCHOOLS INFO
AWARDS NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
IUPAC RADIOANAYLTYICAL RECCOMENDATIONS
ACS INNOVATIVE PROJECT GRANTS
CALL FOR PAPERS
NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY SUMMER SCHOOL FLYER

Scientist Position – ANL

ANL Assistant Chemist Job Posting 406997

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 Richard Wilson rewilson AT anl.gov

The Heavy Elements Group in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory solicits applicants to fill a postdoctoral position. The postdoctoral appointee will conduct fundamental research centered on the synthesis of new transuranium molecules and materials.  Research in this underexplored area of the periodic table is aimed at discovering new structure-property relationships and exploring the periodic chemical properties of these elements to unite the rich and complex chemistry of the actinides with the remainder of the periodic system. The candidate is responsible for the synthesis and crystallization of new actinide inorganic complexes and materials from aqueous solutions and molten salts, their chemical and structural characterization using a wide array of techniques including single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, optical spectroscopies, electrochemical measurements, and synchrotron based X-ray spectroscopy and scattering methods.  Expertise in the application of synchrotron based X-ray scattering and spectroscopic techniques and their application to f-element chemistry, materials synthesis and solution chemistry are highly desirable. A knowledge of other characterization methods including optical spectroscopy, FT-IR, Raman, and NMR spectroscopy would be an asset.  The successful candidate will join a dynamic group with complementary expertise in inorganic and physical chemistry, separations sciences, and condensed matter physics and will be provided with opportunities to participate and collaborate with cutting edge programs in machine learning and synchrotron studies.  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. The successful candidate will be responsible for working independently and as part of a team, developing experimental plans, performing experiments, analyzing data, and safety documentation.  Additionally the successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of manuscripts for open-literature, peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings based on their research findings.

Position Requirements

Demonstrates strong motivation toward creative basic research.  Specific expertise in one or more of the following: inorganic chemistry, aqueous solution chemistry, synthesis of molecules and materials using high-temperature and flux reactions, and structural determinations including x-ray diffraction.  Demonstrates oral and written communication skills as defined by oral presentations at scientific meetings and publications in peer-review, archival, and scientific journals.  Considerable experience and general knowledge in inorganic/physical chemistry.  Demonstrates experience in one or more materials characterization techniques such as NMR, IR, Raman, TGA, or optical spectroscopy.

Open Positions in Related Fields

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