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Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiochem Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Isotope Production and Applications Program in the Chemistry Division develops isotope products and regularly produces and purifies radionuclides for a wide application spectrum in industry and research. We are seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position in radiochemistry to perform laboratory research involving the production and purification of accelerator‐ formed radioisotopes and short‐lived actinide isotopes. The successful candidate will be joining a team of chemists and physicists to conduct research and development on new radionuclide products.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Sound academic training in radiochemistry or analytical chemistry.

  • Hands‐on experience with radioactive material in a laboratory setting; experience with gamma spectrometry, ICP-MS, ICP-OES.

  • Willingness to work with high dose rate materials.

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research, as evidenced by at least two first‐author papers submitted to or published in a peer‐reviewed journal.

  • Strong technical and interpersonal communication and language skills both orally and in writing.

  • Creative and proactive approach to scientific problem solving.

  • Proven ability to meet research deliverables and deadlines.

  • Proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in one or more additional discipline(s): analytical chemistry, radioanalyical chemistry, synthetic inorganic or synthetic organic chemistry, nuclear physics.

  • Experience in hot cell operations and telemanipulator handling.

  • Experience in nuclear reaction, DFT or quantum mechanical modelling.

  • Experience with data analysis using software tools such as IDL or Matlab.

  • Proven contributions to successful research proposals.


PhD in chemistry or related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed. Must be completed before hiring.

Note to Applicants:

Please send a cover letter addressing (point-by-point) how you meet all of the minimum job requirements and possibly desired skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); Work experience; Completive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Invited presentations; Grants; Patents; Peer‐Reviewed Publications; Non‐peer‐reviewed Publications; Talks and Poster Presentations; References. Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. In addition to applying online, interested candidates should send their inquiries, cover letter addressing specific qualifications with respect to the required and desired skills of this position, CV including list of peer‐reviewed publications and invited talks, and the names and contact information of three references to Michael E. Fassbender (mifa@lanl.gov).

Evaluation of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

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Vacancy Name: IRC80993
Organization Name C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chem
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Req ID: IRC80993
Category: Postdoc