Current Openings

Health Physicist or Nuclear Physicist/Engineer

Full-time, salaried position including varying degrees of engineering, regulatory compliance, and project management specific to isotope production. This position is designed to fully immerse the individual into Niowave’s isotope program.

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Job Duties Include:

-Radioactive source handling, fabrication, and irradiation.

-Simulations and neutronics calculations.

-Spectroscopy and isotope characterization.

-Radiological contamination prevention, surveys, and compliance.

-Air and water sampling.

Desired Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in nuclear physics, health physics, radiological sciences, or nuclear engineering.

-Hands on experience performing laboratory research and physical experimentation.

-Knowledge of radiation interactions with matter, radiation dosimetry, and spectroscopy methods for radioactive materials.

-Ability to measure, identify, and quantify sources of ionizing radiation during laboratory spectroscopy or routine surveys.

-Understanding of NRC regulations as well as State of Michigan (or similar) rules for machine produced radiation.

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Engineer/Chemist

Full-time, salaried position for an adaptable engineer or chemist. This position will involve managing a variety of gas systems and working with a vibrant and tight-knit team of chemists, physicists, and engineers.

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Job duties include:

-Volatile gas extraction from irradiated targets.

-Effluent tracking and recording.

-Air handling system maintenance and system upgrades.

-Managing collaborations with researchers at labs and universities.

Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD with a background in gas processing or chemistry.

-Knowledge of phase transitions, gas laws, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics, & molecular thermodynamics.

-Familiarity with characterization techniques.

-Effective technical communication, strong problem-solving skills, and demonstrated ability to work with a team.

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Accelerator Engineer

Full-time position for research and development engineer to work on increasing functionality and reliability of hardware systems for superconducting particle accelerators. These include high voltage, cryogenic, vacuum, and high-power radiofrequency systems that support high-power electron beams for isotope production.

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Job Duties:

-Commission and operate particle accelerators for R&D and production

-Document commissioning results and operation work

-Work with accelerator physicists in understanding and improving performance

-Assist, physicists,  engineers, manufacturing and assembly groups in the construction of new accelerator installations

occasional shift work

Required skills:

-Ability to analyze measurement data and present conclusions

-Problem-solving skills in operating hardware

-Ability to thrive in an R&D environment

-Participate in a team to produce working hardware from an idea

-Operate in a multi-functional environment facilitating activities

-Affinity for details

-Ability to develop capabilities in a broad spectrum of technical areas

Desired skills:

-Experience in operating accelerator hardware

-Experience in working in a multi-functional team

Desired education:

-Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in the fields of science or technology

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Accelerator Operator

Full-time position for accelerator operator to operate superconducting particle accelerators and associated hardware. This job will involve completing a wide-ranging training program in the support and controls systems for running a high-power electron beam for isotope production. Operators keep systems running and also collaborate with engineers and physicists develop and test new hardware systems.

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Job Duties:

-Commission and operate particle accelerators and particle accelerator components for R&D and isotope production

-Document and report commissioning results and operation work

-Work with accelerator physicists in understanding and improving performance

-Assist physicists, engineers, manufacturing, and assembly groups in the construction of new accelerator installations

-Shift work in accelerator operations

Required skills:

-Ability to analyze measurement data and present conclusions

-Problem-solving skills in operating or troubleshooting hardware/software

-Ability to thrive in an R&D environment

-Participate in a team to produce working hardware from an idea

-Ability to develop capabilities in a broad spectrum of technical areas

-Proficiency with test equipment

Desired skills:

-Experience in operating accelerator hardware

-Experience in working in a multi-functional team

Desired education:

-Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or similar, or, especially, equivalent technical experience

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Electrical Engineer

Full-time position for an electrical engineer to design, build, test, and manage support and diagnostics systems for superconducting particle accelerators. High-power radio frequency systems for superconducting particle accelerators involve slow and fast controls, beam diagnostics, and high-power microwave engineering with an emphasis on robust designs that can operate long-term in a challenging production environment.

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Job Duties:

-Take responsibility for study, design, development, testing, commissioning, and upgrading of Niowave’s systems for present and future accelerators

-Manage staff performing electrical work throughout the company

-Coordinate work with controls engineers

-Contribute to the operation of particle accelerators and peripheral equipment/technology

-Conduct optimization work on existing systems, perform measurements and validation tests

-Confirm system capabilities by designing testing methods

-Establish operational procedures and safety documentation

-Carry out analog circuit simulations as well as numerical field calculations to produce engineering specifications for system upgrades and future systems

-Interfacing electronics with system controls

Required skills:

-Demonstrated experience in analog circuit simulations and design of power electronics and resonant circuits

-Experience in carrying out measurements using various test equipment

-Initial experience in finite element computation for electromagnetic fields

-Analysis and modelling in power electronics and microwave circuits

-Electromagnetic calculation and modelling

-Electro-mechanical construction

-Ability to analyze measurement data and present conclusions

-Problem-solving skills in operating hardware

Desired education and experience:

-Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree or equivalent relevant experience in the fields of electrical engineering, power electronics, or similar (senior-level technical experience and advanced degree holders highly sought)

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Human Resources Specialist

The human resource specialist is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function.

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The human resource specialist is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function. 

Job Duties 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

-Develops and administers various human resources plan and procedures for all company personnel. 

-Plans and organizes all activities of the HR department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives and policies. 

Develops and executes delivery of training programs for the organization, including coaching of the leadership team. 

-Implements and annually updates the compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys and develops merit pool (salary budget); analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary. 

-Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures. 

-Responsible for organization and coordination of staff events/activities. 

-Conducts employee recruitment; writes and places advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; extends job offers; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-path program and employee relations counseling; conducts exit interviews. 

-Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed. 

-Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws. 

-Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 annually; maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations. 

Required Skills

-Business Acumen 

-Communication 

-Consultation 

-Critical Evaluation 

-Global & Cultural Awareness 

-HR Expertise 

-Leadership & Navigation 

-Relationship Management 

-Ethical Practice 

Expected Hours of Work  

Days of work for this full-time position are typically Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position will intermittently require long hours and occasional weekend work. 

Location and Travel 

Daily work will be located at the Niowave headquarters in Lansing, MI. We strongly prefer that the candidate is located in the immediate vicinity. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. 

Required Education and Experience 

-A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of human resource experience. 

 Preferred Education and Experience 

-Human resource experience in a highly technical environment 

-A master’s degree in human resource management. 

-SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential. 

 Other Duties 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

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