Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Works under general direction on assigned tasks for Washington University (WU) and Washington University Medical Center (WUMC) Radiation Safety program.� This position is responsible for a routine set of technical assignments conducted weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually on a general schedule.� May include assignments to lead technical tasks or project teams.� The position requires capability with radiation safety technical measurements and instrumentation, an understanding of the principles and goals of radiation protection and techniques employed to comply with applicable requirements.� This position promotes the use of radioactivity as part of a safe work environment and helps maintain the school's compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Laboratory inspections to assess compliance with safety and regulatory requirements
Serve as a point of contact for inspected Authorized Users and as HP contact or Authorization Reviewer for assigned users
Assemble documentation for radioactive material use authorization applications, renewals and amendments
Dosimetry requirements evaluation
Laboratory posting evaluation
Animal protocol and questionnaire
Laboratory incident response
Radioactive material shipping and security
Other duties as assigned
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally (times and days).
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Radiation Safety Office. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Bachelor's Degree in a science or engineering field with 3 years increasingly responsible experience in a radiation use setting; NRRPT or equivalent certification can be substituted for the experience requirement.
Other combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case by case basis.
Competence with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), E-mail, voice and text messaging, copy machines, scanners and typical office technology is expected.
Familiarity, experience and ability to trouble shoot and calibrate a broad range of radiation detection instruments and measurement methods (various hand-held survey instruments, liquid scintillation counter, and gamma counter) are expected.
Knowledge of the general concepts and institution-specific requirements for radiation safety, as well as technical measurement procedures are expected.
Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals, and communicate technical information clearly and concisely in person, by phone and in writing, through memos and E-mail.
Mathematical ability sufficient to perform calculations and conversions using formulas and methods provided in procedures.
Must be able to plan activities, develop detailed schedules and coordinate necessary resources to complete tasks according to a general schedule.
Demonstrated knowledge of institutional requirements for safe use of radioactive materials and how the requirements apply to research, clinical and work place settings.
Detailed knowledge of measurement procedures and instrumentation for radiation surveys and sample analysis.
Ability to read, understand and assist in interpreting regulatory language.
Ability to input data, perform QA on data entry and produce routine reports on an existing computer database system using keyboard and mouse.
Will be required to have at least a Class E driver's license.
May be required to successfully complete DOT Hazardous Materials worker training.
May be required to obtain a commercial driver's license with hazardous materials endorsement, and will then be required to participate in the random drug and alcohol testing program and periodic physical examination associated with maintaining the commercial driver's license.
Will be required to successfully pass a criminal background evaluation, including FBI fingerprint background check, to meet radioactive material security program requirements.
The hiring range for this position is $64,854 - $66,000 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Will be required to wear radiation dosimeters, and bioassay may be required.
May need to wear personal protective equipment such as coveralls, laboratory coat, safety glasses, gloves, etc.
Will need to be able to lift and move 20 pound containers and carry packages or survey instruments.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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