[ RadSafe ] NIST - Health Physicist Positions
thomas.obrien at nist.gov
Thu Oct 28 08:45:46 CDT 2010
The NIST Radiation Safety Division in Gaithersburg, MD will post vacancies for Health Physicist positions (salary range of $62k to $136k) in the very near future. These positions require the performance of professional work in the protection of personnel from the hazards of ionizing radiation and the application of professional knowledge and competence in health physics.
Functions and duties include radiological surveys, radioactive material handling and control, dosimetry, radioanalysis, radiation-producing equipment (including a 20 MW research reactor, linear accelerators, and x-ray devices). Some positions may include technical oversight of Physical Science Technicians.
The incumbent provides technical support within radiation protection programs; uses instrumentation and survey techniques to perform radiation survey evaluations; collects and assists in the analysis of data; conducts quality assurance on radiological instrumentation; maintains records on radiation levels and personnel exposures; participates in such activities as instrument maintenance and calibration, decontamination, processing of radioactive material for waste disposal, and training.
The positions require a working knowledge of NRC, DOT, EPA, OSHA regulations and procedures applicable to the safe use of radioactive material.
When the official notice of vacancy is released, it will be available at the website http://www.usajobs.gov. I will also re-post this announcement to advise of the application period.
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Tom O'Brien M.S., CHP
Radiation Safety Officer
Chief, Radiation Safety Division
Office of Safety, Health and Environment
National Institute of Standards & Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1731
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8462
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