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Faculty Position – Tennessee Technological University

The Department of Chemistry at Tennessee Technological University (TN Tech) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (9 month contract) in Radiochemistry beginning August 2022. A Ph.D. in radiochemistry, or closely related area (inorganic or analytical chemistry, preferred) from an accredited institution with research interests, training, and experience in the use of radioisotopes to study chemical phenomena is required. Postdoctoral experience is required. TN Tech University is a comprehensive institution of higher education with particular strengths in science and engineering situated in the beautiful Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee in between Nashville and Knoxville.  A low cost of living, no state income tax, and numerous outdoor activities within a short driving distance contribute to a high quality of life in this growing area.  The department confers an ACS-certified B.S. and M.S. in chemistry and participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Environmental Sciences.  A detailed description of the department of chemistry, the Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, and the university is available at: https://www.tntech.edu/cas/chemistry/

The applicant will be expected to establish and sustain a research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students that complements  existing research efforts of the department, including liquid-liquid separations of relevant isotopes from simulated spent nuclear fuel, while vigorously pursuing external support. Competitive startup funds to initiate experiential research with TN Tech students are available. The department strongly encourages interaction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the candidate’s area of interest.  Teaching expectations are proposed to be at the undergraduate and graduate level depending on the successful candidate’s background and expertise and could include responsibility for instruction in general, analytical, or inorganic chemistry, in addition to teaching the dual-listed course in radiochemistry, including the associated laboratory, biennially. The successful candidate will also be expected to effectively participate in service activities at the department and/or university level as assigned, in addition to serving the university as the campus radiation safety officer. 

The department has recently relocated to a new interdisciplinary laboratory science facility for research and teaching which includes 1200 ft2 of dedicated space for radiochemistry research.  Extensive investment in instrumentation for research has well positioned the university for expanded outcomes in research.  Recent acquisitions relevant to the position include a 500 MHz NMR spectrometer with broad-band N2 cryoprobe, liquid scintillation counter, γ-counter, UV-vis fluorimeter, ICP-MS, and ICP-OES.  The department maintains a TN Radioactive Material License which allows the use of a wide variety of β / γ-emitting isotopes, as well as smaller quantities of certain α emitters for teaching and research.  

The complete position summary is available at: https:// jobs.tntech.edu/. All applications must be submitted online.  A completed application will consist of a letter of application, statement of research interests (limited to 5 pages) which includes estimated startup costs, teaching philosophy statement (limited to 2 pages), a curriculum vita, copies of all transcripts for which a degree was conferred, and the names and email addresses of three professional references who will be contacted to submit a letter of support on behalf of the applicant. 

Questions should be directed to Dr. Jesse D. Carrick, Chair of the Radiochemistry Search Committee, email: jcarrick@tntech.edu.  For full consideration, completed applications should be received in advance of October 15, 2021.  Selected candidates will be requested to interview in person, and on campus commensurate with state of TN and Federal COVID-19 guidelines.  TN Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law.  Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.

PostDoc Opportunity – University of Washington (filled)

***This position has been filled as of April 29, 2021***The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) are seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Scholar research position in the areas of radionuclide production and radiolabeling of biomolecules for molecular radiotherapy. For more information view the position announcement and visit the group webpage.

https://radiationoncology.uw.edu/research/research-labs/wilbur-radiochemistry-lab/

Research Fellows – Mayo Clinic

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Two Research Fellow positions are available in the Molecular Imaging Program in Rochester, Minnesota with Dr. Mukesh Pandey, Associate Consultant and lead scientist. Focusing on radiochemistry, one of these positions will concentrate efforts in organic chemistry, and the other, on isotopes. These Research Fellows will be part of an integral team of molecular scientists who work on design and development of novel positron emission tomography (PET) probes for various imaging applications.  Our laboratories are well equipped for synthetic chemistry, radiochemistry and Micro-PET animal imaging work. The successful candidates must have experience in this science, and excellent organizational and communication skills.

A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic.

Qualifications

Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.

Faculty Position – Tennessee Tech University

The Department of Chemistry at Tennessee Tech University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in Radiochemistry beginning August 1, 2021. A Ph.D. in radiochemistry, or closely related area (inorganic or analytical chemistry, preferred) from an accredited institution with research interests that include the use of radioisotopes is required. Postdoctoral experience is required. TN Tech University is a comprehensive institution of higher education with particular strengths in science and engineering situated in the beautiful Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee between Nashville and Knoxville. The department confers an ACS-certified B.S. and M.S. in chemistry and participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Environmental Sciences. A detailed description of the Department of Chemistry, the Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, and the university is available at: https:// www.tntech.edu/cas/chemistry/.

For more details visit jobs.tntech.edu or view the attached job announcement.

PostDoc Position – IndianaU DeSouza Group

Candidates are expected to have expertise in using modern nuclear instrumentation as well as experimental and data analysis techniques. A strong background in instrumentation is essential. Experience with advanced simulation and analysis tools (e.g. ROOT) is desirable. More information about the group can be found at http://nuchem.iucf.indiana.edu.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in nuclear/particle science (physics or chemistry) or expect to defend their Ph.D. thesis in the near future. A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact information of two potential references to Prof. Romualdo deSouza using the email deSouza AT indiana.edu

Post-Doc (Fellow) Position – University of Washington

***These positions have been filled.

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

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

Post-Doc Position – University of Central Florida

As of 4/24/2020 this position has been filled -CLK.

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.

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.