R&D Radiochemist

Job Requisition: 6784

R&D Radiochemist (Direct Hire)

Janesville, WI

Job Requisition: 6784

Description for R&D Radiochemist: 

To design and develop radiochemical separation techniques and processes to support the commercialization of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing and transmutation.


Responsibilities for R&D Radiochemist:


  • Perform design and prototyping work related to chemical and radiochemical handling, sampling, separation, and analysis.
  • Develop and modify standard operating procedures for the use of laboratory equipment and write inspection and test plans.
  • Perform chemical and radiochemical handling, sampling, and analysis necessary for safe and efficient prototype testing.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.


Requirementsfor R&D Radiochemist:


  • Master’s degree or PhD in radiochemistry, chemistry, nuclear engineering, or related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of direct radiochemical research experience involving method development is required
  • Experience with lanthanide and/or actinide chemical processing is greatly desired
  • Proficiency with various laboratory techniques/instruments such as spectroscopy (alpha/beta, gamma, UV/Vis), chromatography (IC, HPLC, TLC), trace metal analysis (AA, ICP), and wet chemistry techniques
  • Previous experience of process equipment selection and installation is highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of applicable safety and standards guidelines, such as NRC regulations.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills and basic data management and computer skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including ability to conduct presentations to small or large technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Work as a self-starting individual, initiating action and activities when needed.
  • Ability to multitask and work within a fast-paced dynamic team environment.

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