Argonne National Laboratory Radiochemical Engineer in Lemont, Illinois

Radiochemical Engineer

Requisition Number: 405468 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

serves as Argonne project leader for the development of Mo-99 domestic production capabilities in collaboration with industry in support of NNSA’s Office of Materials Management and Minimization. You will understand, elucidate, develop and practice the chemical separations necessary to achieve the desired radioactive products. Additionally, you will provide technical oversight of staff within and administrative support for the project.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of separation processes with emphasis on aqueous chemistry, ion exchange, electrochemistry and solvent extraction. In particular, considerable knowledge of the aqueous chemistry of Mo-99 and associated target systems is desired.
  • Experience in developing, engineering, and managing radiochemical processes for the production and separation of Mo-99 from target materials.
  • Skills in laboratory methods and equipment design for handling and counting radioactive isotopes.
  • Communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Skill in managing projects, research staff, and resources effectively.
  • Skill in promoting teamwork and experience working in a team environment.
  • Skills in developing engineered processing unit operations from laboratory data and converting process requirements to a laboratory R&D plan.
  • Skill at designing and scaling up equipment to meet production needs.
  • Knowledge of other nuclear fuel processing techniques.
  • Skills in mentoring research staff.
  • Bachelor`s Degree and 12+ years work experience, or Master`s Degree and 7+ years work experience, or Doctorate and 6+ years or their equivalents. This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved through a combination of studies in both chemical engineering and chemistry.

Selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance and must be a U.S. citizen. Please see for more information about requirements for obtaining a security clearance process.

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