[ RadSafe ] Assistant RSO position at Cornell University

Lorna Hubble ljb1 at cornell.edu
Fri Jan 13 14:38:34 CST 2006

An Assistant RSO position is open at Cornell University.  The position 
details are listed below.  Questions may be directed to Tom McGiff, the 
RSO, at 607-255-5835 or tjm3 at cornell.edu.  I would be happy to speak to 
anyone at the upcoming midyear meeting about the position or about living 
in the Ithaca area.  I will be staying at the conference hotel or can be 
contacted by the message board.


Assistant Radiation Safety Officer (Environmental Health Specialist II)


Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, 
inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, 
faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution 
to the betterment of humanity.

The Assistant Radiation Safety Officer supports University research and 
teaching operations by leading the day-to-day EH&S activities related to 
the possession and use of radioactive materials (RAM) and 
radiation-producing equipment (RPE).  The scope of operations includes 
biological and molecular biological research with radio-labeled chemicals, 
analytical, medical and veterinary use of X-ray equipment, experimentation 
in high energy physics, and nuclear medicine services for animals.  The 
position will supervise 2 radiation safety specialists and 1 radiation 
safety technician who train, inspect, and provide radiation safety related 
services to over 140 research groups on the Ithaca and Geneva campuses. The 
position will provide professional expertise in radiological hazard 
assessment and control, manage training for new users of RAM and maintain 
permits for RPE and unsealed RAM, perform safety and compliance inspections 
of laboratories and medical facilities, act as Secretary for the University 
Radiation Safety Committee, and handle special projects. The successful 
candidate will meet and communicate regularly with campus staff members 
including professors, researchers, administrators, students and other 
applicable personnel in laboratories; periodically communicate with outside 
vendors and state and federal regulatory agencies; and will be responsible 
for locating, evaluating and negotiating with suppliers. The individual 
will be expected to support the integration of radiation safety into the 
overall University management system for risk management and compliance, 
including the continuous assessment of productivity and results. The 
individual will also serve as a member of the emergency response team for 
radiological incidents.


Required Qualifications:
    * Able to integrate the efforts and abilities of individual staff 
members into a cohesive and effective service program
    * Committed to meeting the needs of individual researchers while 
maintaining high health/safety/compliance performance
    * Excellent oral and written communication skill and the ability to 
develop effective working relationships at all levels
    * BS in health physics or equivalent
    * 5 years of professional experience in operational health physics
    * 2 years of experience supervising professional staff members
    * 2 years of program/project management experience
    * Familiarity with US NRC/agreement state licensing & regulations
    * Familiarity with business software applications

Preferred Qualifications:
    * MS in health physics or equivalent
    * Certification in Health Physics
    * 5 -10 years of professional experience in operational health physics 
in a university or other research organization
    * 2-5 years of program/project management experience

Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for 
supporting the organization's values of truth, integrity, respect, 
excellence, and teamwork.  AF&F employees are required to attend staff 
development training.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Interested applicants must apply online at the Jobs at Cornell web site: 
Select the "Staff (non-academic) and Librarian" link and search for job 
number 04931.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and 

Lorna Hubble                    Phone:  (607) 255-8816
Radiological Safety Specialist  Fax:  (607) 255-8267
Cornell University                      mailto:ljb1 at cornell.edu
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Laboratory and Radiation Safety Section
125 Humphreys Service Building,  Ithaca, NY  14853

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