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PostDoc – ANL

The Postdoctoral Appointee will be part of a team conducting applied R&D for the development of high-temperature electrochemical processes in molten salt electrolytes, including the pyrochemical treatment of used nuclear fuel, with the goal of recovering purified products for use in advanced reactors.

As a part of this work, you will:

  • Apply and improve pyroprocess operations such as electrorefining and oxide reduction at engineering- and pilot-scales in various systems to support industrialization.
  • Conduct standard electrochemical measurements (cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, polarization tests, etc.) and innovative experiments in molten salt electrolytes to advance the technical understanding of processes occurring in molten salt and molten salt chemistry.
  • Assess and improve process efficiency, monitoring, and product quality and recovery to optimize cell design and operating conditions.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and Laboratory management through status updates, technical research reports, project presentations, and other regular channels.

For more information or to apply please visit https://argonne.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Argonne_Careers/job/Argonne-National-Laboratory/Pyroprocess-Engineering-Postdoctoral-Researcher_411711

DTRA Rad/Nuc Scientist Position Available

There is an opening in Stuttgart, Germany for a R/N Physical Scientist. Please see the job ad/apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/625444300 or contact patrick.a.lofy.civ AT mail.mil for more information.

This opening has closed.

PostDoc – ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Isotope Applications Research Group in the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD), Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED) in the area of actinide science. In this position, you will synthesize new actinide complexes and utilize advanced characterization techniques. The Isotope Applications Research Group is involved in advancing radioisotope technologies, for medical, industrial, research and national security applications.

For more information, visit the ORNL jobs site

ORNL Openings

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

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

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.


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:

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: