Radiochemistry / Actinide Separation Chemistry Postdoc

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18

Radiochemistry/Actinide Separation Chemistry Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Isotope Production and Applications Program in the Chemistry Division 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 or actinide separation chemistry to perform laboratory research involving the production 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 the preparation, properties and applications of new radionuclide products.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Sound academic training in nuclear, radiochemistry or analytical chemistry.

  • In-depth 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 one first-author paper 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 hot cell operations and telemanipulator handling.

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

  • Experience in nuclear reaction 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.

Req ID: IRC62092.

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