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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 1st, 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

Faculty Position(s) – JMU

James Madison University (JMU) Chemistry & Biochemistry is conducting a cohort hire for faculty to begin in Fall 2024. We seek to fill three tenure-track positions. At least one position is in nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry, or adjacent areas. Successful candidates will utilize our nuclear and radiochemistry facilities and work with existing faculty to expand this part of our curriculum.

Our department is an undergraduate-only program at an R2 institution. We house over $10M in analytical instrumentation. Instrumentation that may be of interest to potential candidates includes ICP-MS, ICP-OES, intrinsic germanium high resolution gamma and X-ray spectrometers, a liquid scintillation counter, a Proteon MPC 2000 alpha beta counter with P-10 gas for alpha beta determination, a neutron howitzer with a 3 Curie Am-Be neutral source, and a variety of sodium iodide gamma ray detectors. The nuclear and radiochemistry suite (1200 ft) that houses most of this instrumentation is designed for the handling and measurement of radioactive materials and includes stainless steel benches and fume hoods. The radioisotope storage room is built with solid concrete block, contains stainless steel shelving, and a pit for radioactive waste and high activity source storage. The Madison Accelerator Laboratory is also available to JMU faculty. The MAL has a Siemens Medical Linear Accelerator, X-ray imaging and a range of detectors. More information about our high-performance computing clusters, mass spectrometry, NMR and materials characterization instrumentation may be found here https://www.jmu.edu/chemistry/instrumentation.shtml.

The department is actively committed to increasing the success of all our students, attracting faculty and students with a range of backgrounds and experiences, and creating and sustaining a more inclusive work and learning environment. We are committed to excellence in undergraduate education, research, and mentoring undergraduates to help them reach their personal and professional goals. With 25 full-time faculty members, the department offers ACS certified degrees at the bachelors level, and teaches courses in all major areas of chemistry. We serve approximately 200 majors and about 3,000 undergraduate students each year. We offer a wide variety of courses for chemistry majors, other STEM majors, general education, and pre-health professionals. Majors are actively involved in SAACS, AXE, NOBCChE, and undergraduate research.

For the tenure-track positions, a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper division courses and laboratories, such as nuclear chemistry. Establishing an externally funded undergraduate research program is expected. Successful candidates will mentor undergraduates in research during the academic year and summer.

For more details about the position and to apply go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/15577. Review of application begins October 23. 

Post-Doc Position – VCU

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has established The Minority Serving Institutions for Manufacturing Sustainable Isotopes and Mainstreaming Scientific Inclusion (MSI3) and is seeking a post-doctoral research scholar to perform and lead radiochemistry research in isotope production science.

To apply, please visit https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4566?c=vcu. More information is in the flier.

Faculty Position – University of Missouri

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri, Columbia is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor tenure track position inradiopharmaceutical chemistry beginning in Fall 2024. It is expected that the successful candidate will have the potential to build a funded, nationally, and internationally recognized, research program. A research focus on the use of radionuclides produced at the MU Research Reactor (MURR) to enable development of new theranostic agents is preferred.  Finally, the successful candidate will demonstrate the promise of establishing a strong record of teaching organic, inorganic and / or radiochemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please apply online at: https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings (Job Opening ID 48670)

Please see the attached for further information.

Post-Doc Position – Université Laval

Dominic Larivière is seeking a radioanalytical chemist for the development of new tools to accelerate and improve the quantification of Ra and Po at environmental levels by adapting analytical methodologies (resin separation and cloud point extraction) recently developed in the host laboratory. In this context, the candidate will have the opportunity to use a wide range of equipment for sample preparation and radiochemical characterization (ICPMS/MS, alpha spectrometry). In addition, the postdoc will also have the possibility to interact with a partner organization (Centre d’Expertise en Analyse Environnementale du Québec) for the preparation of reference materials, and the design and validation of new separation resins.

For more information please see the pdf below, and to apply send the materials requested in the pdf directly to dominic.lariviere at chm.ulaval.ca

Research Sci/Eng Position – University of Washington

This laboratory position involves research and production of radionuclides for medical and other applications. A primary objective of the position is to ensure the University of Washington Radionuclide Production Laboratory (UWRPL) can safely and reliably produce the radionuclide astatine-211 (211At) for use in targeted alpha therapy research at UW and the Fred Hutch Cancer Center. The position also involves production and shipment of radionuclides of interest to other institutions through the National Isotope Development Center (NIDC).

The position supports development of new processes for the production of high specific activity radionuclides, such as rhenium-186 and tin-117m. Additionally, this position is responsible for laboratory equipment maintenance, chemical inventory management and laboratory safety compliance.

UWRPL is a member of the DOE University Isotope Network, and we develop methods for the production of medical radionuclides that are in high demand and short supply in collaboration with the UW Medical Cyclotron Facility.

To Apply or for more information, please visit https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=225581

Post-Doc Position – Univ of Washington

Postdoctoral Scholar in the Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories within the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington
(https://radiationoncology.uw.edu/research/research-labs/wilbur-radiochemistry-lab/ )

Position Description:
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 (MAbs) 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 trials.

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 National Laboratories and other universities to develop production methods, including purification and radiolabeling, 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 Center. The initial appointment is one year, and the appointment is renewable depending upon performance and availability of funding. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2024 or earlier.

For more information or to apply, please see the attached position advertisement.

Post-Doc Position – UT Knoxville

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking a qualified postdoctoral scholar interested in radiochemistry and development of novel radiopharmaceuticals for translational diagnostic imaging. The successful candidate will gain experience in the isotope production, radiochemical separation method development, and radiolabeling of small molecules using a range of radionuclides including Zr-89, Cu-64, Cu-67 as well as the use of these tracers in preclinical studies. The initial appointment is for a period of 12 months with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding. The ability to perform research and development in a collaborative environment is required, including excellent oral and written communication skills.

For more information or to apply please visit https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=23000000X7&lang=en

Full Professor (Endowed) – MST

The Missouri University of Science and Technology is in search of a full professor

The Kummer Endowed Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science will possess the skills, knowledge and experience to:

  • Drive strategic and operational efforts to grow life science related nuclear science/technology research and leverage existing capabilities in the research area.
  • Drive strategic and operational efforts to establish the Department as a nationally recognized leader in medical application of nuclear science.
  • Work with talented students and faculty in a multidisciplinary framework to promote growth in the research of life sciences applications of nuclear science with particular interest in medical application.

For more information or to apply, please visit the job search posting.

Faculty Position – UT Knoxville

The Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking applications to fill a faculty position at the Full Professor level starting August 1, 2023. This is the first of three hires to bolster UTK’s strength in the development and use of radioisotopes in all related fields, such as radiochemistry, isotope production, chemical modification of isotopes with biologically active molecules, pharmacology, and toxicology. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research success in one or more of these areas with the vision to develop collaborative research activities, are committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate student education, and possesses the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The radioisotopes cluster hire aligns well with the current initiatives at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII). At ORNL, $158M has recently been appropriated to construct a Stable Isotope Production and Research Center as well as a Radioisotope Processing Facility to expand domestic production of critical isotopes vital to the mission of many federal agencies, such as NIH, NASA, DoD, ODNI, NIST, DHS, NNSA, NSF, and others. The selected candidate will choose which TCE department they will join and partake in hiring two additional Professors at the Assistant and Associate levels. The long-term plan for this cluster hire includes 1) development of new radiochemistry labs including the incorporation of the nuclear engineering fast neutron flux facility and LINAC laboratories for radioisotope research and potential production, 2) development of enhanced radioisotope curriculum and establishment of a summer school in collaboration with partners at ORNL and UT-ORII, 3) expand partnerships with local hospitals, veterinary centers, and/or businesses with interests in isotope use and research, 4) establishment of transformational campus-based research center(s), and 5) identification of funding sources and development of plans for a charged-particle accelerator.

Applications should be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/113636. Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a select subset of publications, (3) a research statement outlining previous and future directions, including a vision statement for a transformational research center at UTK, (4) a teaching and mentoring statement, (5) a statement of how the applicant will support diversity and inclusion at UTK, (6) a letter articulating the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for this position, and (7) the names of three to five references with at least one from a previous trainee. Applications will be reviewed continuously, but those received by January 31, 2023 will receive priority. Any additional questions may be sent to Dr. Eric Lukosi (search committee chair) at elukosi AT utk.edu.