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Aerosol Science and Technology Technical Professional

Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4502 



We are seeking a Technical Professional in Aerosol Science and Technology who will focus on the performance of a full range of experimental operations for nuclear and environmental materials. This position resides in the Aerosol Research Laboratory in the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


As part of our research team, you will perform detailed sample preparations, separations and measurement protocols and assist in the development of novel separation and measurement protocols for complex matrices. Your work will support operations of material characterizations and perform aerosol collection and measurements using an array of advanced instrumentation.


Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work independently in performing established laboratory procedures for sampling, collection, and analysis of airborne particulate materials.
  • Work independently in performing established procedures for sampling, collection, and analysis of particulate materials in field conditions.
  • Perform laboratory tests as needed to assist in developing, modifying, and refining operational and/or experimental procedures.
  • Collaborate in the development of new analytical methodologies.
  • Participate in planning workflow for the laboratory or field work, including establishing priorities within and between projects, and determining the best direction of the efforts for various experiments, tests, and analyses.
  • Document laboratory activities in appropriate notebooks, electronic spreadsheets, and/or word processing files.
  • Maintain QA/QC control charts; prepare standards to assess QC performance. 
  • Aid in developing and presenting laboratory results for program reviews.
  • Obtain and maintain all ORNL training requirements for a radiation worker performing analytical work in designated radiological facilities.
  • Utilize computers in instrumentation operation, data reporting, analytical calculations, and sample management.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements.
  • Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.


Basic Qualifications

  • A B.S. degree in chemistry, physics, or related engineering (in chemical, mechanical, material environmental, and or nuclear) with at least 2 years of analytical laboratory experience; a M.S. degree and at least 1 year of experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sampling, collection, and analysis of airborne particulate matter.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of aerosol instruments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the safety practices associated with handling radioactive materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in model simulation and numerical analysis associated with fluid flow, heat and mass transfer of aerosol.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Ability to respond quickly to diverse and shifting demands with sudden deadlines on tight schedules.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory Excellent written and oral communication skills.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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