Health Physics Technician C

Pennsylvania, United States
05 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

Under a broad scope medical license, the Health Physics Technician C will perform surveys with portable and laboratory instruments; audit radiation use areas to ensure regulatory and license compliance; develop training programs and provide training; provide support of EHRS website and database development; maintain effluent sampling and monitoring equipment; provide support of institutional decommissioning program; respond to spills/incidents (24 hour on call); evaluate and interpret regulations and assist in compliance; manage technician work schedules; act as lead on small projects or programs; provide support for the University's Biosafety, chemical and environmental safety programs; perform other duties as needed to support the radiation safety program; Work is performed under general supervision.


  • Perform audits and/or surveys of groups using radiation sources with focus on high use or problematic areas. Assist in identifying problems, analyzing issues and implementing corrective actions.
  • Perform technical projects as assigned. May act as lead on small projects or programs. Provide support of EHRS website and database development.
  • Maintain effluent sampling and monitoring equipment.
  • Develop training programs and provide training.
  • Provide support of institutional decommissioning program.
  • Respond to radiation related emergencies.
  • Provide health physics support for radiation therapy procedures. Provide training for patient care staff. Interact with clinical staff to ensure staff and patient safety.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Description


Bachelor's Degree required, MA/MS in science preferred plus 3-5 years of experience in Health Physics or related field or equivalent combination of
education and experience. Strong computer related skills associated with website and database development highly preferred.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Provost's Center

Pay Range

$23.60 - $42.48

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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