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Los Alamos National Laboratory Radioisotope Chemistry Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The US Isotope Program within LANL Chemistry Division develops isotope products and regularly produces and purifies radionuclides for a wide applica ti on spectrum in industry and research. It also has a strong radioisotope chemistry R&D mission. We are seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral posi ti on in radiochemistry to perform laboratory research involving the produc ti on and purification of accelerator‐ formed radioisotopes and short‐lived ac ti nide 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 separation chemistry or analytical chemistry

  • Proven ability to meet research deliverables and deadlines

  • Willingness to work with high dose rate materials

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collabora ti ve research, as evidenced by at least two first‐author papers submi tt ed to or published in peer‐reviewed journals

  • Strong technical and interpersonal communica ti on and language skills both orally and in wri ti ng

  • Crea ti ve and proac tiv e approach to scien ti fic problem solving

  • Proven ability to meet research deliverables and deadline

  • Proven ability to work in a mu lt idisciplinary research team

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in one or more addi ti onal discipline(s): synthetic inorganic or synthetic organic chemistry, nuclear physics

  • Experience in hot cell operations and telemanipulator handling

  • Experience in nuclear reac ti on, DFT or quantum mechanical modelling

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

  • Proven contribu ti ons 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.

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 Publica ti ons; Non‐peer‐reviewed Publica ti ons; Talks and Poster Presentations; References. Only complete applica ti ons with a cover le tt er and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. In addi ti on to applying online, interested candidates should send their inquiries, cover let t er addressing specific qualifica ti ons with respect to the required and desired skills of this position, CV including list of peer‐reviewed publica ti ons and invited talks, and the names and contact information of three references to Michael E. Fassbender ( mifa@lanl.gov ).

Evalua ti on of applica ti ons will commence immediately and con ti nue until the posi ti on is filled.

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)

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.

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.

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Vacancy Name: IRC83792
Organization Name C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chemistry
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Req ID: IRC83792
Category: Postdoc