Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking motivated individuals with experience in the analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in nuclear systems to provide leadership and innovation in the development of novel radioisotope production targets and enhanced tools for analysis.
The position will reside within the Target Design, Analysis, and Qualification Group of the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD), which is part of the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at ORNL. RSTD is a world leader in isotope production, and provides leadership in actinide science, delivers new innovations in isotope production technology, and advances the field of radiochemical processing methods to provide radioisotopes for science, medicine, industry, and security.
ORNL has nuclear, radiological, and scientific facilities and highly specialized equipment that serve as unique resources for radioisotope R&D. These resources include the High Flux Isotope Reactor, the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, and other hot cell facilities which are used to produce an array of radioisotopes (e.g. Cf-252, Pu-238, Ni-63, Ac-227) for industrial and medical applications and scientific discovery (e.g., super-heavy elements). These internationally renowned facilities, combined with ORNL’s high-caliber, professional, and highly engaged workforce create a research environment with unmatched potential for impact and innovation.