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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.

 

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Isotope Program cGMP Technical Project Manager

The Isotope Program (IP) in the Chemistry Division produces and purifies radionuclides for medical and industrial applications as well as for fundamental research. We are seeking a Technical Project Manager professional to lead the quality program followed during the production of these isotopes, which includes isotopes produced under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) controls. Isotope products are offered for distribution through the DOE Isotope Program and are produced following graded quality requirements to meet end-user requirements. This individual will maintain and continue to improve the existing quality program to address emerging product lines and changing requirements.

The Technical Project Manager ensures that radioisotopes intended for use as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) are produced under appropriate controls and facility environments. New processing capability is being constructed for producing alpha-emitting therapy radioisotopes and will provide input to ensure that facility and equipment designs are compliant with US Food & Drug Administration requirements and guidelines for API manufacturing. The successful candidate must understand radioactive decay and be able to enter work areas where radioactive materials are handled.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Cyclotron Institute 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-211and 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. 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.  Interested persons should send a CV to Sherry Yennello (Yennello@tamu.edu).

Dynamic Testing Engineer - Senior R&D Staff Member

The Centrifuge Engineering and Fabrication Section (CEFS) within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Dynamic Testing Engineer for the Machine Dynamics Group. The Senior Dynamic Test Engineer will perform dynamic testing and analysis of the proposed gas centrifuge equipment. In addition, the Senior Dynamic Test Engineer will collaborate with the experimental facilities and will provide feedback based upon sound measurement and analysis results.

Enriched - Isotope Chemist - Senior R&D Staff Member

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding scientific leader with depth and breadth of collaborative, innovative experience to support the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) – Stable Isotope Research Development and Production Section (SIRDP) as Senior Chemist for the processing of enriched isotopes.

Group Lead, Melton Valley Radiochemical Processing

We are seeking a Group Leader for the Melton Valley Radiochemical Processing in the newly formed Radioisotope Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL.) The Radioisotope Science and Technology Division is responsible for the production, handling, separations, and dispensing of a variety of nuclear materials. We are seeking applicants with experience in the fields of nuclear/chemical engineering, materials irradiation, and nuclear materials handling, to lead the processing and production of several radioisotopes and support general material handling within category II nuclear facilities.

Radiochemist - Senior R&D Staff Member

The Emerging Isotopes Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated senior scientist with a proven record of research leadership in radiochemistry. The Emerging Isotopes Research Group is responsible for the development and evaluation of advanced techniques for the efficient and cost-effective production of radioisotopes. The position will be in the Radioisotope Research & Development Section within the Radioisotope Science and Technology Division (RSTD). RSTD is active in actinide science, delivering innovations in isotope production technology that enable ORNL to efficiently produce radioisotopes for science, medicine, industry, and security applications.

Senior R&D Staff - Nuclear Mechanical Engineer - Reactor Experiments

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.

Group Lead, Gas Testing Science

The Testing Science and Cascade Engineering Section within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) is seeking a Group Leader for the Gas Testing Science Group.  This group is focused on the development and interpretation of testing experiments for prototype enrichment devices. This group also leads the application of machine and cascade theory to develop, execute, and interpret testing evolutions for discovery, performance evaluation, and optimization of enrichment systems.

Rotor Dynamics Analyst - Senior R&D Staff Member

The Centrifuge Engineering and Fabrication Section (CEFS) within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Rotor Dynamics Analyst for the Modeling and Data Science Group.  The Senior Rotor Dynamics Analyst will perform rotor dynamic analysis of proposed gas centrifuge rotor and suspension designs and will also perform and provide analysis and interpretation of dynamic test data.

Plasma Based Enrichment - Senior R&D Staff Member

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking an outstanding scientific leader with depth and breadth of collaborative, innovative experience to support the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) – Stable Isotope Research Development and Production Section as a Senior Plasma Scientist.  In this position, the selected candidate will advance the plasma science and technology behind the electromagnetic isotope separation and plasma separation processes.