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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Nuclear Science and Engineering

Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 12, 2023

Engineering a world of possibilities

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Center within the Chemistry department at Colorado School of Mines is hiring for a Post-Doctoral Fellow.

A Post-Doctoral Fellow is needed to conduct solvent extraction experiments with actinide metals and synthesize ligands for solvent extraction work.

  • Design and complete solvent extraction experiments with actinides.
  • Synthesize ligands used in solvent extraction experiments.
  • Analyze solvent extraction data using radiometric counting techniques.
  • Contribute to technical reports.
  • Contribute to published manuscripts.
  • Work safely in a radioactive materials laboratory.
Additional responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned including designing system components, troubleshooting experimental designs, contributing to technical reports.
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • PhD in chemistry with experience in analytical chemistry and/or inorganic chemistry.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques, data analysis, and error analysis.
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Experience with dispersable radioactive materials and working with radioactive materials in general is desirable
  • Synthetic experience
  • Proficiency in radiometric counting is desirable
About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Annual Rate and Benefits

$60,000 per year

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to .

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online as soon as possible. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2024. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Letters of reference will be requested if your application is chosen to move forward.

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter stating area of interest, highlighting accomplishments to date and 2) curriculum vitae

Contact Dorie Gelber, Human Resources, at with any questions about this opportunity.

A Background check will be required upon offer.

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