Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Health Physicist for the Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety Department. Under the direction of the Radiation Safety Officer, the Health Physicist conducts a wide variety of health physics services, including performing routine audits of radioactive material and their use in laboratories, calibration of laboratory analytical equipment and GM counter, package integrity tests, bioassays, and decommissioning of laboratories.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts personnel dosimetry program including the assignment, distribution, collection and documentation of personal dosimeters.
Responsible for the proper disposal of radioactive waste, calibrating dental x-ray units and dose calibrators, and patient, monitoring and dose analysis.
Assists with implementing laser safety program and assists with determining compliance with NRC and NJDEP regulations and orders, as well as policies and procedures established by the Radiation Safety Committee.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in health physics, or a closely related radiation science field, plus at least three (3) years of experience in a comprehensive health physics/radiation safety program.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating radiation hazards essential.
Demonstrated of current radiation safety regulations and guidelines.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, including experience in making presentations in front of small and large groups.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Certified Health Physicist (CHP) designation.
Familiarity with academic/medical radiation safety program.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to lift or exert force up to 25 lbs.
Must be able to walk /stand for extended periods of time and provide emergency response services, as needed (including rotating on-call/off hours services).
Posting Number: 21ST1070
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 131040
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.