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Radioisotope Chemistry Postdoc - Military Veterans

at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job Title Radioisotope Chemistry Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chem
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
What You Will Do
The US DOE Office of Science Isotope Program 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 main and transition element radionuclides, as well as short-lived ac ti nide isotopes. The successful candidate will be joining an experienced team of chemists and physicists within LANL's Chemistry Division.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

• Formal academic training in separation chemistry or analytical chemistry

• Hands-on experience with radioac ti ve materials in a laboratory setting; experience with gamma spectrometry, IR, ICP-MS, ICP-OES

• Willingness and ability to work with high dose rate materials

• Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collabora ti ve research, as evidenced by at least one 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 deadlines

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

• Must submit cover letter as outlined on Notes to Applicant

• Individual must be able to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which generally requires U.S. citizenship (see DOE Order 472.2 for additional information).

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

• Experience in hot cell operations and telemanipulator handling

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

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

• Proven contribu ti ons to successful research proposals

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Note to Applicants:

Please submit 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 CV with the following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); Work experience; Competitive 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 CV 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 ( ).

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

§ Paidchildbirth 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
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.
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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment Status Full Time
Appointment Type Postdoc

Los Alamos, NM

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Continue the Mission with Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s most innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. We focus on strategic science initiatives to uphold national security and ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile along with other defense and research-oriented programs.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a natural fit and next career for veterans and transitioning personnel from all branches of the military. You don’t need to be a scientist or engineer to work with us; we offer a vast array of career opportunities and need veterans’ unique and technical skillsets as we continue to grow. Hands-on and continuing education will equip you for your next mission.


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