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Browse job openings within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Isotope Program, NIDC, national laboratories and university facilities stewarded by the program.

 

To apply to an open position, click the link and follow the instructions included for that position. You may also send an email to contact@isotopes.gov with the position title, location and attached cover letter and resume. Once received, our staff will assist you in applying for the position.

Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager. The position is in the National Isotope Development Center (NIDC), reporting to the NIDC manager. The NIDC serves as an interface with the isotope user community and coordinates isotope production across numerous program facilities (including ORNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP). The management function is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of an integrated quality assurance system for the DOE IP.  The position works directly with the DOE IP site headquarter managers to develop, implement, and maintain quality systems that meet regulatory, operational, and customer specifications for all stable and radioisotope products produced at the multiple sites. The approved QA systems shall encompass the product life-cycle beginning with specifications in the NIDC catalog and ending with a certified product at the time of delivery to the customer. The QA Specialist shall be responsible for providing guidance on compliance with the applicable quality assurance regulations at the DOE IP sites and shall participate in audits conducted by regulatory authorities and customers

Enrichment Technology Continuous Improvement Operations Lead

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. We are seeking an Enrichment Technology Continuous Improvement Operations Lead who will support the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) within the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). ESED serves the nation in two critical areas: advancing enrichment technologies and exploring stable isotope production and applications. The division leverages an elite staff of scientists and engineers with the world-leading capabilities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to deliver groundbreaking advancements with a variety of applications, from national security to life-saving medical treatments.To successfully execute this critical mission set, ESED is currently seeking a highly qualified continuous improvement professional to serve as the Division Continuous Improvement Operations Lead. The successful candidate will team with division director and staff to build on a rich history of accomplishments in enrichment science and engineering and deliver critical national security advances, stable isotope process developments, and a wide range of enriched stable isotopes

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Yennello group at Texas A&M University has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position as part of a DOE-sponsored program on radioisotope research and production with accelerator beams. The successful candidate will be invited to participate in an interdisciplinary research project involving the production, purification, and characterization of At-211 and the incorporation of At-211 into inorganic and organometallic compounds. Candidates experienced in handling radioactivity are particularly encouraged to apply.  Knowledge in synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry is also desirable even if not strictly required.  The candidate should have strong writing and communications skills with the ability to work as part of a team. The successful candidates will also be expected to develop radiolabeling protocols for various compounds and to perform radiochemical separations. A quality assurance procedure for At-211 production will be developed over the tenure of this position. This position will involve the handling of radioisotopes that are beta, alpha, gamma, and/or PET emitters and may involve the handling of hazardous chemicals so attention to details is a must.  The molecular aspects of the project will be carried out with input from (or under the joint supervision of) François Gabbaï. For questions about this position, please contact yennello@tamu.edu

Nuclear Materials Manufacturing Engineer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Nuclear Materials Manufacturing Engineer for our world class radioisotope production program, with expertise in the handling, production, and qualification of nuclear materials for irradiation. Supporting the largest radioisotope production and research portfolio within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, as well as extensive isotope production programs for the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration, this position will grant you the opportunity to work with rare nuclear materials and ensure the safe and effective manufacturing of radioisotopes.

This position resides within the Material Operations Group within the newly formed Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The IPMD is focused on the reliable delivery of radioisotope products to exacting quality standards. This work is performed within the unique facilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), and several radiological and nuclear facilities throughout the ORNL campus containing shielded hot cells and gloveboxes.

In this role you will work to create a production and reliability focused environment, so that ORNL can be successful in meeting our mission to supply critical nuclear materials for science, medicine, and industry, that no one else can.

Technician - Nuclear Operations Advanced Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking Nuclear Operations Advanced Technology Technicians who will focus on production, handling, and packaging of a variety of nuclear materials, as well as performing material handling equipment setup, troubleshooting , and acceptance testing within remote operations environments.  Supporting the largest radioisotope production and research portfolio within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, as well as extensive isotope production programs for the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration, this position will grant you the opportunity to work with rare nuclear materials and ensure the safe and effective manufacturing of radioisotopes.This position resides within the Material Operations Group within the newly formed Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The IPMD is focused on the reliable delivery of radioisotope products to exacting quality standards. This work is performed within the unique facilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), and several radiological and nuclear facilities throughout the ORNL campus containing shielded hot cells and gloveboxes. In this role you will work to create a production and reliability focused environment, so that ORNL can be successful in meeting our mission to supply critical nuclear materials for science, medicine, and industry, that no one else can.

Process/ Production Manager

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a Process/ Production Manager for our Radioisotope Research and Production Program (R2P2). Supporting the radioisotope production and research portfolio with the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, this position will work with highly skilled staff, radiological materials, and the unique facilities at Argonne (the electron linear accelerator at the Low Energy Accelerator Facility – LEAF and the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System – ATLAS) to guide our on-going isotope production program and guide the transition of new isotopes from R&D to production. This position will be responsible for managing the process and production of isotopes across a matrix organization

Nuclear Materials Manufacturing Engineer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Nuclear Materials Manufacturing Engineer for our world class radioisotope production program, with expertise in the handling, production, and qualification of nuclear materials for irradiation. Supporting the largest radioisotope production and research portfolio within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science for Isotope R&D and Production, as well as extensive isotope production programs for the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration, this position will grant you the opportunity to work with rare nuclear materials and ensure the safe and effective manufacturing of radioisotopes.

Postdoctoral Appointee - Radiochemist

The Argonne Radioisotope Research and Production Program (R2P2) is conducting R&D and production demonstration experiments for accelerator-produced radioisotopes with applications in nuclear medicine. We are seeking outstanding candidates for postdoctoral positions to join this program. The successful candidate will be joining a team of chemists, physicists, and engineers conducting research and development related to radioisotopes for medical applications.