[ RadSafe ] HP Vacancies at NIST

Timothy Mengers timothy.mengers at nist.gov
Wed Mar 12 14:49:08 CDT 2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, Occupational Health and Safety Division, Health Physics 
Group, NIST MS3542, Gaithersburg MD 20899.

NIST is a primary government laboratory for measurement standards and 
materials sciences located in Gaithersburg Maryland, Just North of 
Washington DC.  NIST's ionizing radiation operations include a broad 
scope SNM license supporting measurement standards production, a 20 
MW neutron beam reactor used by a variety of guest researchers, and 
several accelerators and x-ray machines ranging to 25 MeV.

NIST has openings for professional and technician level Health 
Physicists to provide radiation safety services and regulatory 
compliance monitoring in support of NIST's mission as a measurement 
standards and materials research laboratory.   The Health Physics 
group consists of eight Professional Health Physicists and six Health 
Physics Technicians.  The group is responsible for radiation safety 
training, dosimetry, bioassays, RAM inventory control for sealed and 
unsealed sources with isotopes ranging from H-3 to Am-241, shipping 
and receiving, effluent and environmental monitoring, laboratory 
instrumentation QC, contamination monitor and survey instrument 
calibrations, laboratory surveillance, NRC and DOT regulatory 
compliance, incident response, and other license support duties.

The incumbents must be US citizens and have the knowledge skills and 
ability to perform professional and/or technician level health 
physics support in a diverse international research environment, with 
staff ranging from PhD post doctoral guest researchers on cutting 
edge studies, to high school level ancillary support staff. The 
Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information call the Vacancy hotline number 301-926-4851 
or to apply go to 
<http://www.usajobs.opm.gov>www.usajobs.opm.gov  and look for vacancy 
numbers CHO-2008-0014 and/or CHO-2008-0015.  Additional vacancy 
postings are expected in the next week. The applications will be 
accepted on line from March 12, 2008 through April 1, 2008.

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