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Analytical Chemist

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 16, 2023
Reference Code: 18992
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Analytical Laboratory group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Analytical Chemist.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Analytical Research Laboratories at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for an Analytical Chemist. Experience working with irradiated materials and/or experience in separations is desired, but not a requirement. A variety of experience levels will be hired from this posting.
The Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL) are uniquely connected to a range of nuclear research activities throughout INL, the nation, and the world. As a chemist in the ARL, you will interact with a highly motivated team working every day to accomplish INL's mission of securing the nation's energy future through the characterization of nuclear fuels using world-class instrumentation and techniques. We encourage you to apply and explore a far-reaching career in a rapidly growing scientific environment.
The laboratories house a wide range of analytical instrumentation, from a comprehensive suite of mass spectroscopy instrumentation that includes OES, quadrupole, hi-resolution, TOF, and multi-collector instruments, advanced gas analyzers, a variety of radiation measurement instrumentation, including möbius-cooled gamma-ray detectors, alpha/beta counters, and liquid scintillation counters.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Directorate and provides much of the research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. As the leader in the Gateway for Accelerated Nuclear (GAIN) initiative, INL serves as the nation's bridge between research and commercial deployment of new nuclear fuel concepts.
Requirements/Responsibilities:
  • Develop proficiency/expertise in the preparation of samples, and analysis and interpretation of radioanalytical data from nuclear samples obtained from a variety of analytical instrumentation
  • Work independently and in collaboration with other ARL team members to develop new methods and experiments for testing and analyzing unique materials
  • Prepare detailed, written technical reports, documents, presentations, and publications
  • Ensure integrity of analytical process throughout sample life-cycle
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, operators, and technicians
  • Ability to communicate results to internal and external sponsors via oral presentations
  • Ensure accurate, high-quality results are attained on agreed upon schedules
  • Mentor and train junior staff members
  • Assist ARL in its ongoing expansion as a world-class laboratory


Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's degree or higher in chemistry, physics, or related field and 1-3 years' relevant experience
  • Relevant experience includes in academia, private industry or nuclear
  • MS or PhD in chemistry, physics, geochemistry, or nuclear engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience
Preferred Requirements:
  • Significant ability to perform independent analysis of technical problems involving complex data sets and communicate results
  • Significant experience and ability to track details without losing sight of broader scientific objectives
  • Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature or equivalent classified research documents
  • Experience in radiochemistry, radioactive counting techniques, and/or analytical chemistry methods
  • Experience with statistical analysis of datasets
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present technical information
  • Initiative and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment, including the ability to provide / receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to lead teams and manage technical collaborations
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade 200 ($79,140 - $130,572)/220 ($104,688 - $172,668)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.