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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.

Post-Doc Position – Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job#: IRC7944

The Materials Recovery and Recycle Group (AMPP-4) is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral candidate in radiochemistry and corrosion science. The successful candidate will perform research in a range of fundamental and applied research projects such as developing and implementing methods that will aid in the understanding of aging in pure plutonium oxide and chloride salt bearing plutonium oxide. The successful candidate will be joining the Materials Identification and surveillance (MIS) team composed of chemists and engineers.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Sound academic training in radiochemistry.
  • In-depth hands-on experience with radioactive material in a laboratory setting.
  • Proven experience and demonstrated fundamental understanding of the following concepts: radioactivity and nuclear decay; radiation damage; materials aging; and various analytical methodologies.
  • Creative and proactive approach to scientific problem solving.
  • Strong record of effective written and oral communication skills as evidenced by internal and/or external interactions, seminars, briefings, presentations, and publications/reports.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in radiation damage.
  • Experience in plutonium oxide aging due to self-radiation.
  • Experience in salt radiation damage.
  •  Experience in corrosion of stainless steel.
  •  Demonstrated proficiency in working in a glovebox environment.
  •  Active Q clearance.

Notes to Applicants:

Please send a cover letter addressing how you meet all of the minimum job requirements and applicable desired skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Invited presentations; Grants; Patents; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; Talks and Poster Presentations; References.

Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.

In addition to applying online, interested candidates should send their inquiries, cover letter addressing specific qualifications with respect to the required and desired skills of this position, C.V. including list of peer-reviewed publications and invited talks, and the names and contact information of three references to Daniel Rios (drios AT lanl.gov).

Evaluation of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For general information go to Postdoc Program

Scientist Position – Argonne National Laboratory

ANL Assistant Chemist Job Posting 4065800

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 Dr. Soderholm, ls AT anl.gov

Position Description 

The Separation Science group in the Chemical Science & Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory solicits applicants for a basic-research staff position in the area of chemical separations. The new staff member will join a vibrant team that is focused on developing a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical factors enabling optimal capacity, selectivity, and robustness. Within this group environment, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a robust, complementary research program in liquid-liquid, membrane or related separations and will be expected to contribute to the planning, sourcing, and development of new initiatives and ongoing research activities.

Position Requirements 

Expertise in structural characterization, solution chemistry, analytical chemistry and thermodynamics are highly desirable. A knowledge of synchrotron-based structural techniques, f-element chemistry, optical spectroscopy and/or NMR would be an asset.  The successful candidate will join a group of staff with diverse backgrounds in inorganic and physical chemistry, separations sciences, and condensed matter physics. They will have an opportunity to work with advanced instrumentation and computational facilities available at Argonne National Laboratory. 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. Although this is designed as an entry level position, senior-level researchers will be considered.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Faculty Position – University of Iowa

The Department of Chemistry is seeking applicants for an assistant professor position with a focus on radiochemistry. More information is available at https://jobs.uiowa.edu under requisition #73702, or you can view the full announcement. Application review will begin by September 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

2018 Kinard Award Winner – Steve Yates

Congratulations to Prof. Steve Yates (University of Kentucky), recipient of the 2018 W. Frank Kinard Distinguished Service Award. Steve will receive his award at the NUCL business meeting during the ACS Fall National Meeting in Boston.

Prof. Yates has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1971. In the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (NUCL), he has played an active role division leadership. Prof. Yates held executive roles for 12 years and was the chair during 1992. He advocated for support and recognition of graduate nuclear and radiochemistry programs and served as the editor of an NUCL recruiting brochure during the mid-1980s. He has contributed to the extremely important San Jose and Brookhaven summer schools on nuclear and radiochemistry for undergraduates, both as an instructor and organizer, since 1984. He has campaigned for the return of the US stable isotope program, attending many meetings with the Department of Energy.

For the national ACS organization, Prof. Yates served as a Councilor for the NUCL for many years. He has worked on the committees for execution of the annual meetings and dealing with issues that occur. He has assisted with multidisciplinary programs and planning, including duties related to communication between the academic and industrial sectors of ACS and committees related to small chemical business development. He served on the ACS Joint-Board which identifies new frontiers for chemical science, makes recommendations for ACS efforts in those directions, and examines the scientific basis of public policy decisions and provides recommendations for the ACS response.


The ACS has developed video clips to encourage members to join technical divisions. The video clip for the NUCL division features Graham Peaslee, NUCL Councilor and Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Notre Dame.


2018 ACS Fellows

Congratulations to NUCL division members Jaqueline Kiplinger, Walter Loveland, and Dawn Shaughnessy, as they have been selected as ACS Fellows for the Class of 2018.

The 2018 ACS Fellows were announced in the 16 July 2018 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

A listing of all 2018 ACS Fellows, including a brief description of their science/profession and ACS community contributions is available at www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/fellows/list-of-2018-acs-fellows.html

2018 Glenn T. Seaborg Award Winner

Suresh C. Srivastava, Brookhaven National Laboratory, is the 2018 recipient of the Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry, sponsored by the ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry & Technology. Suresh will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in conjunction with the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA. A NUCL symposium will also be held during the spring meeting.