Leidos is seeking an experienced Radiochemist to join the Energy & Environmental Division’s onsite laboratory in Luckey, Ohio, supporting the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) project. The Radiochemist will perform the laboratory’s chemical isotope separations program. This position will require the use of a variety of chemistry methods and instrumentation to support onsite environmental remediation work. Also, this position will be responsible managing the laboratory’s chemical hygiene and laboratory safety programs. Including establishing and maintaining laboratory safety for all aspects of handling hazardous chemicals.
- Performing uranium, thorium, and radium chemical isotope separations following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on environmental samples received at the laboratory.
- Responsible for training lab analyst and chemists the chemical separation of radioisotopes according to the appropriate SOPs.
- Performing verification checks and oversight of all laboratory safety equipment. Includes ppe, safety showers, eye wash stations, fume and HEPA hood air flow verification, and applicable Safety Data Sheets.
- Researching, troubleshooting, and revision of chemical separation procedures for difficult sample matrices or other separation issues (e.g., low tracer recovery or alpha attenuation).
- Responsible for managing the laboratory chemical hygiene plan and lab safety program and ensuring that all employees have the proper training handling hazardous materials.
- Responsible for the laboratory’s chemical hygiene plan and lab safety program are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Responsible for preparation and revision of laboratory’s chemistry procedures.
- Provide chemical separation technical support for other Leidos FUSRAP laboratories.
- Interface with USACE client when required.
- Interfacing with accreditation bodies during DoD ELAP annual assessments and audits.
- BS degree or higher in Chemistry or related field and 5 years' relevant experience, i.e. radioisotope chemical separations, overseeing a laboratory chemical hygiene program, identifying chemistry equipment necessary for setting up an onsite laboratory’s chemical separations program, potassium-pyrosulfate fusion techniques for total digestion of uranium, thorium, and radium samples, DoD Quality System Manual and requirements associated with ELAP accreditation, and/or troubleshooting chemical separation processes and implementing corrective actions
- Strong communication and problem-solving skills
- Must obtain OSHA 40-hr Hazwoper and Radworker II training prior to start
- Knowledge of inorganic chemistry
- Advanced skills with chemistry laboratory instrument repair
- Knowledgeable of computer software programs including Microsoft Office and Apex
Position Specific Physical Requirements: Must pass a blood beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) prior to start
Training Requirements: OSHA 40-hr Hazwoper, Radworker II, and Beryllium worker training required prior to start
MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A PUBLIC TRUST CLEARANCE.
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