Share this Job

Radioisotope Manufacturing Coordinator

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9584 


We are seeking a Radioisotope Manufacturing Coordinator Technical Professional who will focus on operations for Ac-225 manufacturing. This position resides in the REDC Laboratory Chemical Operations Group within the Isotope Processing and Manufacturing Division (IPMD), Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


Utilizing the unique capabilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and related radiochemical and nuclear processing facilities, IPMD supports a variety of projects supplying difficult to produce radioisotopes essential for medical, research, and industrial applications. The REDC Laboratory Chemical Operations Group is responsible for separating, dispensing, and preparing a variety of radioisotope shipments for the missions of the private organizations, commercial institutions, Department of Energy (DOE) and other government agencies. Our current focus is on processing and development of new capabilities for radioisotopes used in medical, scientific  and commercial applications, including actinides, Ra-223, Ac-225, Ac-227 and Th-227.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Support the scientific mission of the isotope program by developing strategies to identify and to improve the overall manufacturing operations in isotope production
  • Support the development of production and maintenance schedules; Monitor, track, coordinate, and resolve issues related to production schedules, facility condition, equipment/tooling availability, and procurement of supplies, services, or equipment/components needed in support of production or maintenance activities
  • Serve as primary support team member for the Group Leader and the Ac-225 processing team to ensure daily operations are safe, effective, and performed in accordance with approved procedures
  • Work closely with technicians, quality representatives, engineers, and scientists to understand manufacturing issues and provide solutions to mitigate them
  • Interface with internal and external customers on relevant analysis, systems, processes, and waste activities
  • Collaborate with peers in other isotope manufacturing groups to leverage community developed solutions
  • Develop strategies to adapt manufacturing operations to meet customer requests
  • Participate in project reviews, including presenting to internal and external technical review committees
  • Ensure compliance with Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and QA requirements
  • As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct


Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here:


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors of Science degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in radiochemical separations and handling radioactive materials


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong computer and organizational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Experience with quality-related aspects of analytical methods including gamma spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, or similar analytical techniques
  • Experience with radioisotope production
  • Experience working in a certified Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) environment
  • Experience with wet chemical processing methods in radiostope production and dispensing using radiological hoods, glove box and/or remote handling hot cell operations
  • Experience in organizing and leading a multi-component project team
  • Experience coordinating manufacturing operations with quality assurance and quality control documentation.
  • Understanding of isotope applications in nuclear medicine
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs


Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.




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.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email

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.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville