Washington River Protection Solutions Scientist - Chemist in Richland, Washington

TitleScientist - Chemist

Position Number31488

CompanyWA River Protection Solutions





Job Responsibilities/Duties

This position's primary role is to perform radiochemistry and inorganic chemistry work in the process chemistry group of the 222-S Laboratory in support of the tank retrieval and treatment processes for the Hanford Site. The chemist filling this position will be responsible for leading radiochemistry and inorganic chemistry projects by interfacing with radiation control and customers within and outside the 222-S laboratory to develop detailed work plans and conduct the experiments, either hands-on in the laboratory or through direction of technicians. This position includes radiochemical separation, shielding and dose computation, waste compatibility, dissolution and precipitation, physical and chemical analyses, and other non-routine assigned activities. The chemist in this position will be expected to operate under deadlines: planning, organizing, and managing activities in both radiochemistry and inorganic chemistry areas to meet laboratory and client schedules. The chemist will act as subject-matter expert, providing assistance and direction to less experienced scientists, technicians, and personnel from other disciplines or organizations. The chemist is expected to contribute to systematic planning, interpret analytical data, perform peer reviews, assist with method development, and author test plans and formal reports.

Required Qualifications

B.S. degree in Physics/Chemistry/Geology or related science and 5 years of related experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience performing independent analysis of technical problems involving complex data sets

  • Possess a high degree of integrity, communicate openly, display respect and foster teamwork

  • Recognize and maintain safe working conditions

  • Ability to operate under strict deadlines

  • Excellence in written and oral communication

  • Experience delivering on milestones in a timely manner

  • Ability to keep track details without losing sight of broader scientific objective

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Prior Radiation Worker II and analytical chemistry laboratory experience desirable

  • Ability to develop and lead independent projects

Relocation Funding ProvidedYes

U.S. Citizenship RequiredYes

Clearance RequiredNo

Job ClassificationExempt

Shift Work RequiredNo

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