Berkeley Lab's Environment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS) has an opening for a Technical Health Physicist to join their Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection (EWRP) Department!
In this role, you will serve as the technical subject matter expert responsible for the delivery of technical support programs in the Radiation Protection Group that support the LBNL mission including radiation dosimetry and radiation detection instrumentation. In addition, you will work to resolve issues related to these technical programs, develop and manage regulatory and site required documents such as policies, procedures and technical basis documents to ensure the LBNL radiation protection program meets all regulatory requirements.
What You Will Do:
Serve as the Technical Lead of the Dosimetry Program to ensure the program meets the needs of the Laboratory and DOE expectations. Provide support developing and maintaining procedures, processes and systems for the external and internal radiation dosimetry program.
Provide support for RPG radiological measurement and calibration services, including hand-held radiation detection instruments and laboratory-based equipment such as gas-flow proportional counting, liquid scintillation counting, alpha spectrometry, and gamma spectrometry.
Oversee technical and administrative staff in the assigned technical program to assure appropriate training, procedure implementation, scheduling, problem solving and customer service functions are carried out effectively and efficiently.
Develop and maintain technical program documentation, software and hardware in assigned subject areas, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards, while meeting the needs of all stakeholders.
Develop and provide staff training in technical areas assigned.
Provide guidance, direction and recommendations to research and operations personnel regarding effective and compliant implementation of radiation protection policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements.
Design and implement appropriate blind Quality Control (QC) program to assure the accuracy of dosimetry program data.
Oversee the management and maintenance of all applicable RPG files and records necessary to satisfy regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures.
What is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Radiological Engineering, Engineering, or a closely related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of Federal, state and local regulatory requirements for radiation protection.
Broad knowledge of technical health physics principles and practices, including radiation dosimetry and radiation detection instrumentation, as applied to research establishments.
Effective written and oral communication skills and ability to interact and work effectively with technicians and professionals.
Demonstrated ability to plan, lead and direct the activities of a team of technical/administrative support staff.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively influence decision makers.
Demonstrated ability in giving oral presentations or briefings to interdisciplinary audiences and senior management.
What We Desire:
Advanced graduate degree in Physics, Radiological Engineering, Engineering, or a closely related field and/or applicable professional certifications.
Thorough knowledge of DOE policies and procedures associated with DOELAP accreditation.
Comprehensive knowledge on the theory, systems, and procedures used for measuring and assigning the radiation dose of record to radiological workers.
Knowledge of internal dosimetry technical programs and techniques.
Experience with computer codes used to evaluate bioassay data and develop dose models, such as IMBA.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career appointment.
Salary Range: $114,000 - $139,000 annually depending on experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.