Analytical Chemist

Date: Nov 2, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10418 



The Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division (NEFCD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks applications for the position of Analytical Chemist. We are seeking a Technical Professional with three or more years’ experience in chemistry or chemical engineering. The position will focus on management of research operations and instrumentation related to the chemistry of the nuclear fuel cycle. Experience working around toxic and corrosive chemicals and radioactive materials is desirable. This position is within the Fuel Cycle Chemical Technology group (FCCT) which is part of the Fusion and Fission Energy and Science Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate various analytical instruments including but not limited to GC-MS, HPLC‑MS, SEM, TGA/DSC and ICP-MS.
  • Handle radioactive materials.
  • Chemical inventory management, nuclear materials management and general laboratory management.
  • Perform routine spreadsheet data entry and word processing tasks.
  • Collaborate within a multidisciplinary, multi-laboratory environment consisting of chemists, physicists, experimentalists, and engineers/physicists developing and demonstrating applied research.
  • Contribute to technical papers, journal articles and reports for internal and external release.
  • Communicate regularly with internal and external collaborators.
  • Demonstrate results-oriented behavior, be able to work independently and in a team environment, thoroughly document work performed, and communicate work performed to peers and project sponsors.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science with 3+ years’ experience.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following techniques SEM, GC-MS, HPLC‑MS,  TGA/DSC and ICP-MS
  • Ability to obtain and hold a Q clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Experience with radioactive materials and a DOE safety culture
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-starter


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


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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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