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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 Medical Isotope Research and Production Group (MIRP) group has as opening for a MIRP Operator to aid in operating the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer and a 19 MeV cyclotron and assist in processing isotopes. 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. 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:
Operating BLIP facility: this includes daily, annual and otherwise scheduled monitoring and maintenance of various facility systems
Performing chemical processing following standard operating procedures
Disposal of radioactive, hazardous and mixed waste
Performing maintenance and minor equipment repairs
Writing and revising procedures
Assisting in planning, designing and implementation of equipment and facility improvements
Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate's degree in a related scientific or technical field
Six (6) years of full time relevant experience in a related scientific or technical field
Ability to be trained on and learn basic chemistry laboratory skills
Must have basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills
Ability to learn to utilize different computer software to run equipment
Must be self-motivated
Clear & concise written and oral communication skills
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and with extreme attention to detail
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Skills in basic machining (lathe, mill, drill press etc.) and basic shop operations
Experience with handling radioactivity
Forklift/overhead crane experience
Basic chemistry laboratory skills
Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations:
Essential functions for this position include arm/hand dexterity, ability to climb >5 foot heights, lift up to and greater than 30lbs, good vision, mental sharpness, alertness, and work with toxic chemicals including acids and bases .
Visa sponsorship for this position is not available
Valid Drivers License
Must be available for off hour call-in as needed
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We 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.
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Internal Number: 2369
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.