[ RadSafe ] HP Vacancies at NIST
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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