[ RadSafe ] Posting for Analytical Lab Radiochemist - Albuquerque, NM, USA

Nicole Reyes NReyes at sandiastaffingalliance.com
Wed Sep 2 16:10:37 CDT 2009

This position is a full-time, staff augmentation contract position at
Sandia National Laboratories, located in Albuquerque, NM. A Department
of Energy Q clearance will be required for this position, therefore,
only US citizens may apply. Relocation assistance is not being offered
for this job. 
     The Radiation Protection Sample Diagnostics (RPSD) program has a
position available for an experienced analytical laboratory
radiochemist.  The duties of this position include, assisting the RPSD
Project Leader with programmatic applications, development and
implementation of procedures, development of software and hardware
configurations for laboratory equipment (e.g. gamma spectroscopy, alpha
spectroscopy, liquid scintillation counter, and gas proportional
counting), developing and validating analytical methods, training staff
on analytical equipment and procedures, sample management and sample
analysis, defining waste profile streams for radiological, chemical, and
radiochemical laboratory waste.  Additional duties of this position
include assisting the RPSD Project Leader with the development of the
Department of Energy (DOE) Consequence Management (CM) Federal
Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) Laboratory
Analysis program.  This development includes defining and implementing
the laboratory analysis processes for first responders, developing
procedures, providing training, providing technical assessments of
problems, coordinating activities, conducting emergency preparedness
training and exercises to evaluate the effectiveness of procedures, and
coordinating with multiple Federal entities.   
        BS/BA in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or a closely related
scientific field.
        Ten (10) years of hands on laboratory and radiological
experience including sample preparation, radiation laboratory analysis,
radiochemistry preparation and analysis, gamma spectroscopy, alpha
spectroscopy, liquid scintillation counters, and gas proportional
        Experience developing analytical equipment hardware
configuration, analytical equipment software development and upgrades,
equipment calibration and routine maintenance.  
        Demonstrated self motivation and strong problem solving
        Department of Transportation requirements for the shipment of
radioactive samples.
        Able to travel (up to ~8 trips annually)
        Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
        Able to successfully function in a team environment and help
lead that team.
        Demonstrated experience in a highly regulated environment with
project leadership and research studies.
        Experience with repair and trouble shooting of radiation
laboratory equipment hardware.
        Experience with the interpretation of alpha, beta, and gamma
        Strong computer skills and familiarity with Windows and MS
        Ability to maintain a DOE Q Clearance
        Ability to maintain DOE RAD-WORKER II qualification
        MS/MA in physics, nuclear engineering or a closely related
scientific field.
        Experience with In-Situ gamma spectroscopy analysis as well as
modeling and interpretation of analytical results.
        Experience with the REXX programming language, Genie 2k, and
        Extensive experience with alpha spectroscopy and interpretation.
        Experience with inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy.
        Demonstrated experience with radiation method validation and
program development.
        Experience in QA, conduct of operations, and work controls in a
highly regulated environment.
        DOT shipper certification
        Possess an active DOE Q Clearance
Possess a current DOE RAD-WORKER II qualification
Nicole Reyes
Technical Recruiter, Sandia Staffing Alliance, LLC
(505) 888-2662, ext. 24
nreyes at sandiastaffingalliance.com

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