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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.

As always, there are two ‘pathways’ to apply for this one job:

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
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:


Post-Doc Position – University of Central Florida

There is a post-doc position available with Assistant Professor
Vasileios Anagnostopoulos for work in the area of environmental radiochemistry. More information about the research group can be found http://www.anagnostopoulos-lab.com/ in the position posting, or by contacting Vasileios.Anagnos AT ucf.edu.

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.

Post-Doc Position – Colorado School of Mines

Dr. Shafer is seeking a post-doc. The project would focus on molten salt and materials chemistry of uranium, zirconium and lithium. Electrochemistry, materials science, molten salt and/or glovebox experience preferred. Ph.D. Required. The group has a demonstrated history of exciting research in areas of nuclear security, materials management and fundamental f-element science. Publications can be found here: https://www.shafer-radiochemistry.com/publications/ and more information on the group can be found here: https://www.shafer-radiochemistry.com/ For more information or to apply please see her ad below.