VNS-Federal Services

  • Chemist/Radiochemistry

    Job Locations US-WA-Hanford
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/6/2018 3:30 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Chemist for Radiochemistry, is responsible for all areas of radiochemistry analyses of client samples. It focuses on providing technical competency, capability, capacity, and effective resource utilization while providing necessary quality and quantity for radiochemistry sample analyses. Assist the WHL Radiochemistry Laboratory Manager in the leadership and direction of the activities of the WHL Radiochemistry group. Provide technical guidance within WHL Radiochemistry, providing assistance to less experienced scientists, Laboratory Technicians, and other organizations within Analytical Chemistry. Initiate programs to improve work processes.

    In accordance with ISMS and the QAPD, laboratory leadership has ultimate responsibility for providing a safe working environment for their staff and for compliance and quality of products


    AAP/EEO Statement

    VNS Federal Services, LLC (WAI)  provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.  Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.


    Essential Functions

    • Responsible for the timely delivery of analytical results from radiochemistry department to the Project Management department.
    • Works with the chemists/ chemical technologists and the Project Management Department to effectively plan, organize, and manage the activities in assigned areas to meet laboratory and client schedules (includes scheduling staff for bench work, data review, etc.).
    • Provide technical guidance within the subject matter area, providing assistance to less experienced scientists, laboratory technicians, and other organizations within Analytical Chemistry and analytical services.
    • Obtain competency to review analytical data for analyses within the assigned department. Act as back-up for data review within the department to ensure that single points of failure are eliminated.
    • Act as delegate for the WHL Radiochemistry Laboratory Manager as requested.
    • Reinforce ISMS, VPP, EMS, HPI, and Conduct of Operations processes, values, and behaviors in work performed in the radiochemistry group.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Supervisory Responsibility

    • Provide leadership and motivation in directing analytical activities
    • Coach and direct the technical activities of chemical technologists, including training and oversight of analytical activities and production.

    Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment, however requires direct participation with activities in a Category III Nuclear facility. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


    Physical Demands



    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during their “core” work hours. Overtime may be required as job demands.


    Required Education and Experience

    Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science

    Minimum of 2 years Radiochemistry Experience


    Preferred Education and Experience

    Advanced degree in physics / chemistry with focus area in radiochemistry

    Preferred experience in separation principles for radiochemistry, AEA and GEA

    Experience in an accredited analytical laboratory


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