Research Associate I

  • Regular/Permanent
  • USA / Texas
  • Lower Management & Technician Admin Clerks
  • Full-time Regular (REG)
  • Day job

Welcome to Orano

Helping to meet current and future challenges to preserve our world and build the world of tomorrow while taking care of everyone's health is stimulating for you. For us too. By joining the Orano Group, a leading international player in the nuclear industry, you are in the right place.

Every day we work to produce efficient low-carbon energy, to fight global warming, to find solutions that save natural resources, and to contribute to progress in health.

Our strengths? Across the entire fuel cycle, we have extensive expertise in cutting-edge technologies, safe, high value-added products and services, and a strong capacity for innovation. All of these factors reflect the strong skills of our 16,500 employees, whom we are constantly striving to develop. With their different backgrounds and experience, they are proof of our openness to all talents. They share the same ambition: to give nuclear energy its full value.

Job description

Orano Med:

Orano Med has developed new processes for producing high-purity lead-212, a rare radioactive isotope. Lead-212 is currently at the heart of promising research projects in nuclear medicine to develop new treatments against cancer. The innovative approach, known as targeted alpha therapy (TAT), recognizes and destroys cancer cells while limiting the impact on nearby healthy cells.


Orano Med is seeking a Laboratory Specialist I to support the scientific research performed as part of Orano Med preclinical Research and Development.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Under general supervision, the Laboratory Specialist I will perform a variety of technical tasks including but not limited to:
*Provides daily routine care for research animals : Monitoring, handling and care for research animals; including providing feed, water, health checks and cage changes.
*Animal health-care, preparation and follow-up (monitoring, tagging, weighing, and calipering).
*Perform preclinical experiment (injection, bleeding, necropsies).
*Assist with the receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.
*Handle radioactive materials.
*May perform simple surgeries, pre-, peri- and post-operative observations.
*Clean room facility maintenance and experiment preparation.
*Responsible for coordinating with supervisors on operational and technical duties
*Maintains study records and preclinical research activity in the Orano Med animal facility.

Our Full-Time Benefits

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance – with generous employer contributions 
  • 401(k) with employer matching and contribution amounts 
  • Life insurance and Short- and Long-Term Disability insurance provided by the company
  • Generous Paid Time Off and holiday schedules 
  • Numerous Training and Development opportunities 

Ideal qualifications

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

  • High school diploma with 2-3 years of related work experience. Prefer Associates Degree with 0-2 years of related work experience. Knowledge of GLP environment and procedures.
  • Working experience in Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) facilities.
  • Knowledge of SOPs and GLP quality assurance standards pertaining to research facility.
  • Knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Orano is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action e. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Orano is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Research Associate I

Ref: 2022-10400



Lower Management & Technician Admin Clerks


Orano Med LLC

Orano Med, a major player in Targeted Alpha Therapies

Based on its unique expertise in the extraction and purification of lead-212 (212Pb) and radiolabeling technologies, Orano Med is developing innovative 212Pb-based treatments which consist in selectively destroying cancer cells while limiting the impact on surrounding healthy cells.

With a solid portfolio of development projects covering a diverse range of biological molecules capable of recognizing and targeting various forms of cancerous tumors, and a reliable supply chain for 212Pb, Orano Med aims to become a leader in targeted alpha therapies, in particular addressing needs of patients currently without effective therapeutic solutions among the existing approaches.

2 high-purity production units LMT in France (Laboratoire Maurice Tubiana) and DDPU in the USA (Domestic Distribution and Purification Unit)

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