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Argonne National Laboratory Manager, Process Simulation and Safeguards in Lemont, Illinois

Manager, Process Simulation and Safeguards

Requisition Number: 406840 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: CFC-Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RDL1 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

As manager of the Process Simulation and Safeguards group, provide technical direction for R&D focused on the treatment and disposition of nuclear materials, and administrative support to the group and division. Specific tasks include: (1) coordinating activities related to modeling, simulation, and testing of chemical processes, (2) directing the development, design and fabrication of chemical process equipment, and (3) providing technical support to sponsors, other laboratories and R&D organizations. Serve as a technical expert for the division in the areas of nuclear chemical engineering, process modeling, nuclear safeguards, and aqueous separations. Make significant technical contributions in the fields of nuclear chemical process design and equipment development. Interact with sponsor organizations to understand technical direction, provide advice, and assist in establishing programmatic goals. This activity will be particularly important with respect to supporting the laboratory strategic goals in the areas of separations science, separations modeling and simulation, and nonproliferation. Responsible for developing research initiatives through writing research proposals, and building relationships within Argonne, with sponsors, and with other research organizations.


  • Considerable knowledge of general principles of chemical engineering, chemistry, and materials science.
  • Considerable knowledge of aqueous separation principles, particularly as applied to spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer-aided process modeling and design.
  • Considerable experience in managing personnel and resources effectively, and in mentoring subordinates.
  • Considerable skill in the presentation of ideas and results, and in the preparation of reports and proposals.


  • Good knowledge of experimental laboratory methodology and safe work practices including those with radioactive materials.
  • Good understanding of the production of high-level waste forms.
  • Good understanding of pyrochemical and high-temperature processes.


  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in chemical engineering at the Ph.D. level with 11-15 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.
  • The position requires US citizenship and that the candidate possess or apply for a security clearance.

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