Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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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 Medical Isotope Research and Production (MIRP) Program in the Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for a one (1) year term Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in a multidisciplinary research project(s). The successful candidate will have a background in radioanalytical chemistry. The candidate should be experienced in handling radioactivity or possess a strong desire to learn the skill. The candidate will be expected to develop protocols for the synthesis and characterization of metal complexes by various analytical techniques such as HPLC, LC, and TLC. Candidates will also be expected to develop radiolabeling protocols for various radionuclides and to perform radiochemical separations. This position will involve the handling of radioisotopes that are beta, alpha, gamma, and/or PET emitters and may involve handling of hazardous chemicals so attention to details is a must. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and test methods for the separation and purification of radionuclides of interest
Design characterization techniques for radionuclide complexes
Perform radiolabeling and stability studies
Prepare data for presentations and publications
Contribute to reports writing
Present results to the scientific community
PhD in radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry, inorganic chemistry or a closely related field
Candidates of Chemistry or Physics majors should have experience and training in nuclear/radiological science
Solid knowledge of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and other radio analytical techniques gamma spectroscopy and radiation detecting techniques
Solid working knowledge of gamma spectroscopy and radiation detecting techniques
Hands on experience in separations related to isotope separations: ion-exchange, solvent extraction
Solid knowledge of wet chemistry techniques demonstrated through a combination of research experience and education is critical
Experience in handling of radioactivity
Ability to plan and carry out experiments to produce data for peer reviewed publications
Excellent technical and scientific writing skills
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Skilled in ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Skilled in alpha spectroscopy
Experience in working in a hot cell or glove box
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
BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years
Initial one (1) year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding
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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.