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Supervisory Physical Scientist/ Health Physicist – NAREL (EPA)

This vacancy announcement for a GS-14 Supervisory Physical Scientist/ Health Physicist at OAR’s National Analytical Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL) located in Montgomery Alabama is currently open and is scheduled to close on 5/02/24. The position involves serving as the Director of the Center for Environmental Monitoring at NAREL. If you are interested in applying for this position please make sure to read the entire vacancy announcement including information regarding relocation expenses reimbursement using the link and announcement number below. Please share this announcement with anyone that you think may be interested and meets the eligibility requirements.

The recruitment listed above is now approved to post and will be open from 04/25/2024 to 05/02/2024.  Please follow the below steps to view the vacancy on www.usajobs.gov.

  1. Go to www.usajobs.gov
  2. Enter the EPA-LA-ODH-2024-0011 into the Keyword search bar and click “Search”
  3. Announcement will show once it goes live on USAJOBS (it is live now).

Temporary Position – FDA (WEAC)

The Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center of the FDA is actively seeking a full-time ORISE fellow to pioneer the development of adaptable radiochemical separation techniques applicable across various detection methodologies for identifying radioactive contaminants in food.  This appointment spans 18 months and begins immediately.  Candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, preferably in Chemistry or closely related fields, and must be a lawful permanent resident or U.S citizens.

Website for the opportunity: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/FDA-ORA-2024-0001

Radioanalytical/Physical Chemist – US EPA/NAREL

This position for a Physical Scientist/Chemist has re-opened under a new position number. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/775772600 Open & closing dates: 02/09/2024 to 02/16/2024

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.

Staff Scientist Opening – LANL

The Energy and Natural Resources Security Group (EES-16) in the Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an opening for a staff scientist position either at the Scientist 2 or Scientist 3 level, depending on the skills and experience of the selected candidate. We are looking to hire a motivated and enthusiastic scientist, with a strong background in experimental geochemistry and repository science to support our group’s various R&D efforts in spent fuels disposal and safety case analysis. If selected, you will join a diverse team of geologists, geochemists, and chemists dedicated to supporting several aspects of our spent fuel disposal program.

Please see the job ad for more information, or visit LANL’s site to apply.


PostDoc Position – INL

The Glenn T. Seaborg Distinguished Postdoctoral program at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is designed to nurture early career Ph.D. scientists and engineers with specific focus on the actinide elements in support of nuclear energy, nuclear fuel cycle, and proliferation topics. This is an annual call posting posting that will be open for applications from September 1 until January 31. Ideal candidates will have exceptional talents, scientific track records, and the potential to become impact players in the field of actinide studies. The preferred candidates will have experience and interest in solid state chemistry and physics, materials science, nuclear physics, solution chemistry and separations, radiation chemistry, forensics and standards, and other related fields applied to the actinides.

This distinguished postdoctoral appointment provides up to two years of research support to the selected candidate with a possible one year extension. The mission of the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute at INL (GTSI-INL) is to develop young scientists and engineers in the area of actinide research so that long term career directions can be established following successful appointments. For more information or to apply please visit https://inl.taleo.net/careersection/inl_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=20055. An informational flyer is also attached below.

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