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Radioanalytical/Physical Chemist – US EPA/NAREL

***Closed*** This week only, there is a job posted at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/740152100 for a Physical Scientist/Chemist.

From the job posting:

You will:

-Serve as a technical expert in the fields of radioanalytical chemistry and physical science at EPA’s National Analytical Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL);

-Produce, collect, and analyze data in support of the NAREL Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program;

-Serve as a liaison with officials from various state, local, and federal agencies to exchange information and guidance on radioanalytical methodologies;

-Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or a Government Purchase Card Holder as assigned by supervisor.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations), if appropriate to the position.

Please visit the https://www.usajobs.gov/job/740152100 posting for more information or to apply.

Radiochemist – NYS DoH

The New York State Department of Health is hiring a Radiochemist (Research Scientist 2-Radiation Chemistry) for isotopic U and Pu measurements, Ra-226 and Ra-228 analyses as well as other routine laboratory duties. This posting is only open to 26 June.

April 2023 Newsletter

PostDoc Positions – ORNL

The Glenn T. Seaborg Initiative (GTSI) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is committed to enhancing and maintaining US capabilities in actinide science and technology by helping to attract, develop, and retain the workforce of actinide scientists to meet the needs of the nation.

1) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is in search of a PostDoc to hire in the Advanced Nuclear Fuels for Nonproliferation Applications program. This program focuses on developing new nuclear fuel forms and increasing the permissible service envelopes of known nuclear fuels in collaboration with industry and other DOE laboratories. The program’s goal is to screen and advance fuel concepts and materials technologies to enable high performance, compact nuclear reactors for remote power generation, space exploration, and other demanding environments. This objective requires advances in manufacturing technologies, improved understanding of nuclear fuel properties as a function of processing variables, development of novel test irradiation capabilities, and enhanced post irradiation examination methodologies. This call will specifically focus on topics related to solid state processing of actinide materials, radiation effects in actinide compounds or nuclear fuel systems, and property measurements relevant to development of nuclear fuel forms.

For further information or to apply, https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Glenn-T_-Seaborg-Initiative-TN-37830/1010664600/

2) This call is supported by the Plutonium-238 Supply Program which seeks to reestablish a domestic supply of heat source plutonium-238 oxide in support of NASA’s deep space and planetary exploration missions. This call will focus on advancing the understanding of liquid-liquid extraction and ion exchange techniques as applied to the chemical separations needed within the Plutonium-238 Supply Program. Research which considers the study of redox chemistry as applied to neptunium/plutonium nitrate solutions is of specific interest.

For further information or to apply, https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-Glenn-T_-Seaborg-Initiative-TN-37830/1016493600/

Summer Internships – LBNL

The Ingenuity Program is focused on cultivating a diverse, talented next-generation workforce in the field of geologic nuclear waste disposal. We are entering the second year of this program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. The main pillar of this program is to connect with student applicants from underrepresented backgrounds in an effort to engage them in the future of this industry. Ultimately, our goal is to raise awareness and excitement about careers in this field.

Included below is a website link that provides more information on the program, describes the six interesting internship projects that we are offering in Summer 2023, and also includes a link for students to apply.

Given the nature of the internship projects (ranging from experimental work to simulations to machine learning), we are interested in students (graduate and undergraduate) from the earth, environmental and/or geosciences, as well as computational sciences, nuclear engineering, and other related disciplines.

Ingenuity Internship Website Link

Summer 2023 Application Link

Ingenuity Program at a Glance

· Summer 2023 program will be 9-10 weeks (June-August)

· Application deadline is March 3, 2023

· Interns will receive $10k stipend for summer program, plus a travel supplement

· 6 projects offered this summer which will be on-site at LBNL

PostDoc Position – LLNL

Lithium Purification, Processing and Consolidation

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in refinement of lithium compounds. You will participate in the research of hydrometallurgical and/or pyrometallurgical methods for purifying lithium compounds. You will explore processing of lithium a solute, powder and/or molten material for a variety of applications. This position is in the High Performance Materials group of the Materials Science Division.

For more information or to apply, please visit https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers/find-your-job/all/Lithium/3743990000921501

R&D Nuclear Engineering – Sandia

From the posting:

We are seeking a motivated engineer/scientist with a background in nuclear/radiological science or closely related scientific field to join our innovative team. We maintain responsibility for several projects key to the NNSA Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) including the Consequence Management (CM) program and the Joint Technical Operations Team (JTOT). The position will help evolve how the nation responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies through the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC).

For more information or to apply, please visit https://sandia.jobs/albuquerque-nm/rd-nuclear-engineering-experienced/1991D9B591714425A9CF5F0DA184FBF9/job/

PostDoc Position – NIST

This position is for neutron depth profiling (NDP, experimental or computational), but the candidate doesn’t need direct experience with NDP to qualify. Applications will be accepted from Dec. 1st through Feb. 1st. The opening is for U.S. Citizens only, and the base stipend is $74,950.00 with a $3,000.00 travel budget. The position would most likely start next fall. Interested candidates should reach out to Jamie Weaver at her NIST email. See the job ad for more information, contact info, and how to apply.


Program Manager – LBNL

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking a Nuclear Security Technologies Program Manager with deep technical and programmatic knowledge of nuclear security programs, with an emphasis on nonproliferation programs to join the Office of National and Homeland Security (ONHS). ONHS acts as the interface between Berkeley Lab and the nation’s security agencies, which include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration, and the intelligence community. The Nuclear Security Technologies Program Manager will work to strengthen the relationship with DOE Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research & Development and the related Nonproliferation Stewardship Program, as well as the broader nonproliferation stakeholder community and National Laboratory complex. As an unclassified DOE Office of Science National Laboratory, Berkeley Lab is focused on research and partnering with other institutions while transitioning toward a more applied approach.

This position will require DOE Q-level access authorization (security clearance) that involves an extensive background investigation, application, and random drug testing, and strict adherence to federal laws pertaining to such an authorization. The clearance process may take up to a year or longer to complete. If for any reason you are not able to obtain Q-level security clearance, your employment is subject to termination.

Please see the attached for more information on the position and instructions on how to apply.

Research Scientist – LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has an opening for a research radiochemist to conduct research in the analysis and interpretation of radiochemical data from nuclear explosions. You will work with a multi-disciplinary team to develop new capabilities for post-detonation nuclear forensics and stockpile stewardship. https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers/find-your-job/all/radiochemistry/3743990000552836