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

Vacancy Name: IRC73986


Job Title Radiochemistry Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chem

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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 analytical radiochemistry or analytical separation chemistry.

  • Experience in the detection and determination of radioisotopes (α,β,gspectrometry) and stable isotopes (ICP-OES, ICP-MS).

  • Hands‐on experience with radioactive material in a laboratory setting.

  • Willingness to work with high dose rate materials.

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research, as evidenced by at least three 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:

  • Additional experience in one or more additional discipline(s): synthetic inorganic or synthetic organic chemistry, nuclear physics.

  • Experience in microfluidics and automated process design.

  • 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.

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

Notes to Applicants: In addition to applying on-line, 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. 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:

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program .

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 regards 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 northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

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Req ID: IRC73986