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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

DTRA Physical Scientist/Nuclear Engineer Positions

1.       Fort Belvoir, Virginia This position has been filled, the second has been reposted as of 12/16/2020

Public (open to all US citizens):

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580804600

Merit (federal employees, transfers, vets, etc.):

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580128300

2.       Kaiserslautern, Germany

Public (open to all US citizens):

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580813500

Merit (federal employees, transfers, vets, etc.):

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580814400

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ADDITIONALLY, to improve the process:

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.

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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 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.”

Postdoc Positions – ANL

Argonne National Laboratory’s Radioisotope Research and Production Program (R2P2) is seeking to hire two postdoctoral researchers.

From ANL:

We are seeking outstanding candidates for postdoctoral positions to perform laboratory research involving the production and purification of accelerator-produced radionuclides, as well as, research with ion beams related to cellular radiobiology. A significant aspect of this work includes chemical process and equipment engineering as well as target design for the production, separation, purification, and analysis of radionuclides. The successful candidate will be joining a team of chemists, physicists, and engineers conducting research and development related to medical isotopes and ion beam therapy. Candidates with experience in radiochemistry and/or ion beam physics are invited to apply.

More information can be found here (Radiochemistry-Oriented Posting):

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_argonnelab/post_doc/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=9118&localeCode=en-us

More information can be found here (Physics-Oriented Posting):

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_argonnelab/post_doc/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=9119&localeCode=en-us

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

Caution-http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560992000
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

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/

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.
http://careers-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs/4356710-health-and-safety-associate