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ORNL is seeking radiochemists (or related scientists) for 2 positions,

  • R&D Associate in Radiotherapeutics
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate – Separations Chemistry

DTRA Rad/Nuc Scientist Position Available

DTRA is advertising for a Rad/Nuc Scientist position in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
The job announcement is for a Government Civilian (GS-13) Physical Scientist. 
—->   It closes 08 November June 2021.

In accordance with guidance from the Agency Director that we see the maximum number of applicant resumes to ensure we are looking at a diverse field of candidates:  we have advertised using a Direct Hiring Authority.
In order to use this STEM Direct Hiring Authority, we were required to cut the Nuclear Engineer series (0840) from the announcement, BUT WE STILL ENCOURAGE Nuclear Engineers to apply, as the Nuclear Engineering discipline is very applicable.

Under this Direct Hiring Authority, there is only one announcement for each job. 
Please forward/share these announcements as you see fit.
THE LINK TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616531400

*NOTE:  The salaries for the positions in Germany appear to be “low”, but, the salary listed for these positions does not include benefits which are offered in Germany: a Cost of Living Allowance and housing (rent/utilities)–all of which are tax free.  I would encourage potential candidates to follow the links in the announcements for more information.
You might also look here:  https://aoprals.state.gov/Web920/location_action.asp?MenuHide=1&CountryCode=1089 (look for Kaiserslautern) and https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/faqlqa.cfm

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ADDITIONALLY, to improve our process, I am sharing this with all potential applicants:
1.  In the past we have had applicants who ‘select 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 that takes your application.

2.  I would ask those who apply to inform me directly, (Patrick.A.Lofy.civ@mail.mil) of their application — and, if comfortable, to share your resume directly with me.
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from the announcement:
“We are 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 Operations 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.”

Nuc Eng Tech Openings – NIST

The NCNR is recruiting for 4  Nuclear Engineering Technician, ZT-0802-III, positions.   These positions have known promotion potential to the ZT-IV level.  The candidates will work in the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Reactor Operations and Engineering (ROE) Group as a Nuclear Engineering Technician-Reactor Operator. Duties include:

  • Installation, use, troubleshooting, and repair of neutron facility instruments.
  • Quality assurance and configuration management of mechanical equipment.
  • Testing and calibration of reactor instrumentation.
  • Assist in specialized maintenance activities.
  • Assist in specialized or non-routine refueling operations.
  • Participate fully in emergency response drills.
  • Eligible to apply for licensure by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Here is a link to the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS. It scheduled to be open from Monday, September 27, 2021 through October 12, 2021.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/614923300

Senior Radiochemist – Open Position ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Radiochemist staff member who will focus on the development of radiochemistry programs as well as the performance of a full range of radiochemistry routines for detailed characterizations of nuclear materials for our portfolio of work and projects in the nuclear fuels cycle, production of heavy isotopes, and security of special nuclear materials.  This position resides in the Chemical and Isotopic Mass Spectrometry (CIMS) group in the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry (NAC) section in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

To apply or for more information, https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Radiochemist-Senior-R&D-Staff-TN-37831/694748600/?locale=en_US

Post-Doc Position – LLNL/NIF

There is an open position for a post-doc in the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division for a Radiochemist to work on projects at the National Ignition Facility. U.S. Citizenship/Q-Clearance Eligibility required.

For more information or to apply, visit https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/LLNL/3743990000045864-nif-radiochemistry-postdoctoral-researcher

Nuclear Analyst – NY State

Career position for Research Scientist 3 is immediately available at New York State Department of Health in Albany, NY.


Function Description
The Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center performs radiological surveillance of natural and man-made radioactivity in air, water, vegetation, soil, and food for New York and federal purposes, as well as responds to incidents involving ionizing radiation including power reactor accidents, hospitals, and radiological dispersal devices. The responsibilities involve overseeing the radiation measurements laboratory for this program.


Preferred Education and Experience
A PhD degree in nuclear engineering, nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry or health physics and one year of professional experience in ionizing radiation measurements.


Technical Expertise Sought
Thorough understanding of the radioactive decay process. Understanding health risks from ionizing radiation. Experience in at least two radiation measurement systems such as gamma-ray spectrometry, alpha spectrometry, liquid scintillation, gas proportional counting, radon counting. Setting up and calibration of a variety of ionizing detectors. Ability to trace electronics signals, troubleshoot, and interface instruments. Performing surveillance measurements. Basic understanding of local area networks. Familiarity with Visual Studio and/or SQL Server. Computer programming in at least two high-level languages, such as C, C++, Fortran, VBA.


General Capabilities Desired
Work independently under general guidance of senior staff. Effectively communicate with the scientific, technical, and administrative staff. May supervise junior personnel. Capabilities to conceive scientific ideas and to participate and/or conduct publishable research and development in ionizing radiation detection, such as improvement of sensitivity or lowering of the background, and in radiological health sciences either internal or externally funded.


Salary Range
From $81446 to $111316 annually.


For technical information contact:
Dr. Thomas Semkow (thomas.semkow AT health.ny.gov)


To apply contact:
https://statejobs.ny.gov/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=87618


New York State Department of Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Eligibility to accept employment in the U.S. is required.

Director, Chemical Sciences Division ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks an outstanding research leader for the position of Director of the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD). Please view the job announcement at https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Director%2C-Chemical-Sciences-Division-TN-37830/741509800/?locale=en_US

Basic Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field
  • A minimum of 15 years of professional research experience beyond the doctorate in national laboratories, academics, or industry
  • At least five years of experience leading multi-disciplinary research groups or organizations
  • A distinguished record of research achievement as evidenced by scholarly publications, patents, and funded research grants

ORNL – Several Senior R&D Positions

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking several senior R&D staff for the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry Section in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD). CSD performs discovery and use inspired research to understand, predict, and control the physical processes and chemical transformations, relevant to energy technologies, over a broad range of length and time scales. The focus of the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry section within CSD is to develop, advance, and apply analytical methodologies for elemental and isotopic characterizations in environmental and nuclear matrices to support ORNL and DOE mission.  The section possesses unique expertise in analytical chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements in a wide variety of sample matrices, as well as for the preparation and separations required for to understand the analytical chemistry.

For more information and to apply, please visit the individual job postings below:

https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Radiochemist-Senior-R&D-Staff-TN-37831/694748600/?locale=en_US

https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Nuclear-Forensics-Senior-Scientist-Senior-R&D-Staff-TN-37831/719239600/?locale=en_US

https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Neutron-Activation-Scientist-Senior-R&D-Staff-TN-37831/719237100/?locale=en_US

https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Isotope-Ratio-Mass-Spectrometry-Scientist-Senior-R&D-Staff-TN-37831/719234600/?locale=en_US

Senior Chemist – SNA International

SNA International, LLC is currently seeking a Senior Chemist (specialized in Radiological and Nuclear Chemistry Analysis). This position is based in Charlottesville, VA. For more information please view the job announcement and to apply call the SNA main number 703-370-1930 and ask for either Dr. Lisa Kennedy or Bob Zimmerman.  Or applicants can send an email with their resume directly to:  robert.zimmerman AT sna-intl.com

Senior Radiochemist – ORNL

There is an opening for a senior radiochemist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. We are seeking a Senior Radiochemist staff member who will focus on the development of radiochemistry programs as well as the performance of a full range of radiochemistry routines for detailed characterizations of nuclear materials for our portfolio of work and projects in the nuclear fuels cycle, production of heavy isotopes, and security of special nuclear materials.  This position resides in the Chemical and Isotopic Mass Spectrometry (CIMS) group in the Nuclear Analytical Chemistry (NAC) section in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

For more information and to apply visit https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Radiochemist-Senior-R&D-Staff-TN-37831/694748600/?locale=en_US