Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Health Physicist for our Environmental Health and Safety Department.
Under the broad technical and administrative supervision of the Director/ Radiation Safety Officer, 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. *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 is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
*Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating radiation hazards,is essential. *Demonstrated knowledge of current radiation safety regulations and guidelines required. Evidence of relying on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals is essential. *Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and critical situations appropriately in research setting required. *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 are required. *Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
*Certified Health Physicist (CHP) designation preferred
*Familiarity with academic/medical radiation safety program is preferred
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: 19ST4906
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 106573
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.