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The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to develop, improve and operate the suite of particle / heavy ion accelerators used to carry out the program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); to support the experimental program including design, construction and operation of the beam transports to the experiments, plus support of detector and research needs of the experiments; to design and construct new accelerator facilities in support of the BNL and national missions. The C-A Department supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The department performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach. The isotope group is a multidisciplinary diverse group.
The successful candidate will join the Medical Isotope Research and Production Group (MIRP) of the Collider-Accelerator Department. The MIRP group has as opening for a MIRP Operator to aid in the research and process of isotopes at the target processing laboratory in building 801. The operator will be responsible for working in the laboratory performing chemical processing and separations. Further conducting analytical measurements to assess purity and quantification. 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. The MIRP group resides in the Collider-Accelerator Department. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performing chemical processing following procedures
Disposal of radioactive, hazardous and mixed waste
Assist in inventory of supplies and general upkeep of laboratory
Performing maintenance and minor equipment repairs
Writing and revising procedures and other technical documents
Assisting in planning, designing and implementation of equipment and facility improvements
Requires a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or a related scientific field
Must be able to be trained on basic chemistry laboratory skills
Must be able to be trained to read and interpret analytical data
Must be able to perform all duties while following all appropriate safety measures
Must have basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills
Must have capability to be trained on different computer software to run equipment
Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
Must have clear and concise oral and written communication skills
Must be detail-oriented and capable of multi-tasking
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working in a chemical lab or production environment
Experience with handling radioactivity
Experience in separations and analytical characterization
Experience analyzing large data sets in Microsoft Excel using conditional formatting and function analysis
Experience writing documents in Microsoft Word fit for regulatory submission and review
Experience writing operating procedures, analytical methods, and other process-based cGMP documentation
Analytical chemistry equipment knowledge and experience (Balance, pH, ICP-OES/MS, HPGe)
Experience working in a cGMP / cGLP environment
Master's degree or higher in Chemistry or Engineering or similar physical science
Skills in basic machining (lathe, mill, drill press etc.) and basic shop
Forklift/overhead crane experience
Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations:
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Valid drivers' license
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 program includes, but is not limited to:
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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.