Associate Director REAC/TS – 02256


To provide medical leadership and operational oversight for the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) Program for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in support of its management of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) contract for the Department of Energy (DOE). The Associate Director of REAC/TS will be principally responsible for overseeing and supporting the REAC/TS Director on all operational aspects regarding the REAC/TS emergency response mission. Additionally, the Associate Director will assist the Director in establishing goals and objectives; develop new capabilities and customers; and manage activities under technical support contracts.


Manages daily operations and professional/technical activities of REAC/TS that support the operational readiness of REAC/TS as part of its National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) mission.

Oversee production of peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed literature submissions.

Prepares and authors (co-authors) papers/reports for submission to peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications including journals and text books.

Provides advice and consultation/subject matter expertise for radiological injuries/illnesses.

Participates and develops course content as a member of the REAC/TS teaching faculty in on-site and off-site educational activities.

Provides subject matter and medical expertise in radiological illness/injuries as a principle member of a REAC/TS Emergency Response Team (ERT) in support of NNSA’s emergency response to incidents, accidents, or threats involving radiological or nuclear materials. This includes participation in drills, exercises, and deployments of the NNSA’s FRMAC, ARG, and RAP emergency response assets. Additionally, other deployments may include response for the World Health Organization (WHO) Radiation Emergency Planning and Assistance Network (REMPAN) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Response Assistance Network (RANET)


Position requires M.D./D.O. specialty in Emergency Medicine; Medical Toxicology; Disaster Medicine; Intensive/Critical Care; Internal Medicine/Family Medicine or Pathology with additional education/experience in areas related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE); Military/Aerospace/Occupational-Preventive Medicine (with clinical background); Radiology; Radiation Oncology; Surgical Oncology/Plastics reconstruction; Dermatology with experience treating radiation injuries; Nuclear Medicine; Hematology/Oncology; or specialty/background related to radiation medicine, with at least 6-10 years of job related experience.

Certification/License required: Medical licensure in the State of Tennessee or ability to obtain the license within one year or through reciprocity compact. Board certification/eligibility in a specialty related to radiation medicine, emergency medicine.

Broad experience in general medicine and surgery (six or more years’ experience preferred)
Must have specialized knowledge and/or preferred, experience in diagnosis and management of radiological injuries and illnesses.

Preferable to have authored publications on radiation medicine/CBRNE-related area in peer-reviewed literature.

Experience in leadership and management of employees. Ability to manage approximately 10 individuals.

Ability to write performance evaluations, coach, and mentor employees.

Experience and high capabilities in using all Microsoft tools.

Educational module/curricula planning and development. Ability to oversee Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accreditation and Chair the Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Work is primarily for U.S. DOE/NNSA. An understanding of functions of DOE or Department of Defense, or other agencies is preferable.

Must possess or be able to obtain a U.S. DOE “Q” clearance within a reasonable period of time and not to exceed two years. Must be able to maintain a “Q” clearance for the duration of the employment.


Clinical skills and knowledge set for assessment and consultation of persons involved in radiation accidents/incidents with radiological injuries/illnesses.

A background in military/operational medicine and/or other government experience is preferred.

Must be available to be on call for week(s) at a time for calls for assistance and/or deployment.

Administrative skills and leadership capability to manage staff related to their professional/technical and daily activities.

Must be able to travel nationally and internationally.

Oversee daily operations, to include oversight of budget/financial status (Field Work Proposals, Work Authorization approval, forecasting, reporting, purchasing approval, invoice approval) in conjunction with Business Operations Manager, Office Manager, and/or Business Support Analyst.

Writing skills to ensure appropriate level of expertise and authority for publication in peer-reviewed medical/scientific journals/books.

Ability to network at professional meetings or outreach events, and cultivate business development.

Ability to temporarily perform the duties of the Director in the Director’s absence.

Interact with ORISE Director’s Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Site Office, Distinguished Scientist Advisory board, US DOE/NNSA Program Managers, ORAU leadership and personnel on a frequent basis.

Attend all DOE meetings, video teleconferences (VTCs), ORAU staff meetings, and potentially, other meetings in the Director’s absence.

Oversee and develop Performance Evaluation Measurement Plans, self-assessment, and update materials.

Ensure readiness and training: oversee deployment equipment and medications; and keep protocols updated for all staff for response/deployment/continuity of operations plan (COOP).

Supervise and serve as medical director for nurse-paramedics.

Must be able to “read audiences” to adjust level of depth for teaching complex medical topics (participants range from K-12 to post-doctoral/physicians).

Must be comfortable and accomplished in presenting at national and international professional meetings.



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