Senior Radiation Safety Specialist, Research Compliance, Radiation Protection

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
25 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

This position is part of the Division of Radiation Safety and Medical Physics Team which ensures a safe radiological environment that is compliant with all policies, standards, regulations and laws. The Specialist/Senior Specialist, Radiation Safety works under the Direction of the Director of Medical Physics and Radiation Safety and is responsible for radiological safety on both campuses and hospital while remaining flexible in assignments across all areas and departments served by EHS. Position is expected to regularly exercise discretion utilizing advanced technical knowledge and skills in the area of radiation safety and handle complex, technically difficult hazards assessments, identifications and resolution determinations.

Required Skills

  • Masters Degree preferred (health physics, biology, physics, chemistry,)
  • Bachelors or Associates Degree and professional certifications NRRPT, CLSO, MLSO, CNMT, and RT will be considered
  • Knowledge of radiation regulations and programs.
  • 1-3 years (for specialist level), 3+ years (senior specialist level) work experience in clinical, academic or industrial settings
  • Excellent technical written, verbal communication, and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to walk for prolonged periods of time and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must have working knowledge of computer packages including Microsoft Office.

Work in areas wearing personal protective equipment such as a Tyvek suit and gloves to decontaminate equipment and areas such as radioiodine therapy rooms in the hospital. Daily inspections in laboratories could result in exposure to chemicals, radiation and biohazard materials. Must be able to respond to emergencies on campus during off hours, including weekends and holidays as part of the on-call emergency response team. Should have or be able to obtain the 40-hour OSHA hazardous waste operations and emergency response training.

This position requires completion of a pre-placement physical questionnaire and on-site physical and medical surveillance upon hire. Employment is contingent on initial and continued successful background checks as determined by Boston University and applicable external agencies and meeting all applicable elements of Research Occupational Health Programs and Personnel Suitability & Reliability Program (includes initial and random drug screening) throughout the period of employment. Please note: the standards of background checks, etc. may change at any time should there be amendments to applicable laws or policies relevant to Boston University and the NEIDL.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type