Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Organizational Overview The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV. This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.
The Head of Research will join the Medical Isotope Research and Production Group (MIRP) within the Collider-Accelerator Department. The main program focus is to produce and distribute radioisotopes for nuclear medicine research and clinical practice, and to develop radioisotopes for new applications in medicine and science. This is a full-time continuing appointment opportunity. The group's major facilities include the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP), and a fully equipped hot laboratory with hot cells, radiochemistry research laboratories, and analytical equipment. The BLIP utilizes high intensity proton beams of up to 200 MeV. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Study and analyze the physical properties and nature of isotopes
Develop new and enhance existing scientific methods and procedures to test and create isotopes in conjunction with scientific objectives
Research of physical singularities and drawing a hypothesis for testing
Design and execute scientific experiments to affirm or disprove proposed new hypotheses related to the creation of medical isotopes; document results
Design and conduct experiments to ensure that laboratory results are transferable to standard production capabilities and operations
Provide fellow scientists and other staff members with scientific and technical expertise
Coordinate research efforts with engineers and fellow scientists to ensure scientific programs operate within budget and under compliance guidelines
Track and report test results and project updates to other scientists, managers and directors
Schedule and assign work to subordinates
Confirm and approve work to ensure compliance with existing operation guidelines and procedures
Provide technical guidance to staff members
Manage and approve time records
Conduct performance reviews and establish Individual Development Plans (IDPs)
Recommend and document improvements to existing operating procedures
Prepare and submit grant proposals and publish scientific papers
Address and resolve employee relations problems in partnership with Human Resources
Interview and make recommendations for the hiring of new employees
Evaluate the performance of staff members and recommend overtime as needed
PhD degree in Nuclear or Radiochemistry, Engineering Physics or a closely related field
A minimum of ten (10) years of full-time relevant research experience (Post PhD degree)
Outstanding research record with extramural funding in the areas relevant to radioisotope research and develop mentor production
Demonstrated experience in leading R&D projects, including managing exempt and nonexempt level staff
Leadership skills to develop a strong multidisciplinary collaborative program
Strong history in obtaining external grant funding
Experience with handling radioactivity
Experience with target design, inorganic radiochemical separations of irradiated targets
Practice with nuclear cross-section measurements and decay analysis
Requires clear and concise oral and written communication skills with good judgement, clear sense of purpose, and accountability
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team and production environment
Ability to write technical reports and scientific manuscripts
Experimental method development
Present scientific oral presentations and discussions
Experience with analytical methods such as HPLC, ITLC, NMR, IR, UV/VIS, electrochemistry, X-ray
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with techniques such as ICP-OES, and/or ICP-MS is an asset
Desired experience with large scale isotope production and processing
Highly desired experience with SRIM, MCNPX, FLUKA, ALICE
Knowledge of GMP and regulations for handling radioisotopes
Understanding of dosimetry and calculations
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Ability to work protracted hours and an irregular schedule
Ability to work with chemicals and radioactive material
Ability to follow procedures and regulatory guidelines
Ability to work in a chemical laboratory
This is a full time continuing appointment opportunity
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.