Accelerator Health Physicist

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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
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EH-Environ, Health, & Safety
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87847 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab has an opening for an Accelerator Health Physicist in the Environment, Waste and Radiation Protection Department. We are seeking an experienced Accelerator Health Physicist to apply their expertise at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) accelerator facilities to facilitate research and operations. Primary responsibilities include providing technical subject matter expertise to resolve issues related to radiation protection at accelerator facilities, including, but not limited to radiation monitoring, shielding design, radiation transport problems, accelerator safety and configuration management.


This is a great opportunity to join the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Division at a world-class, multidisciplinary research institution and work with a collaborative community creating ground-breaking science solutions across the physics, energy, computing, environment, and biosciences areas.


What You Will Do:

  • Provide guidance, direction and recommendations to Lab personnel regarding effective and compliant implementation of radiation protection and accelerator safety policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements.

  • Perform analysis to recommend radiological safety engineering solutions to maintain a safe workplace for employees working at accelerator facilities and/or performing radiological work.

  • Perform difficult to complex radiological hazard reviews, ALARA reviews and evaluate work plans to develop safety controls to establish safe work environments. 

  • Identify design requirements and design radiation shielding utilizing radiation transport modeling software.

  • Perform routine facility walk downs and actively participate in line management activities to verify systems and controls are in place to ensure the full implementation of accelerator facility DOE-approved Accelerator Safety Envelope, the facility Safety Assessment Document and accelerator safety basis implementation documentation.

  • Support line management with the implementation and documentation of the Un-reviewed Safety Issue Determination (USID) process.

  • Participate in technical review committees as necessary to support the safe operation of LBNL accelerator facilities.

  • Develop and maintain close relationships with Laboratory personnel, anticipating their needs and supporting planning and implementing their objectives by furnishing radiation protection input. Develop and deliver training to Lab personnel.

  • Respond to on-site radiological emergencies. Investigate and report radiological incidents.

  • Manage regulatory and site-required documents such as policies, procedures and technical basis documents to ensure LBNL radiation protection programs and accelerator facilities meet applicable regulatory requirements, including regulatory updates and reports.

  • Act as point of contact with regulatory agencies for assigned technical programs.

  • Perform Quality Assurance activities, including radiation protection surveys or inspections, audits and assessments, and management and maintenance of all applicable Radiation Protection Group files and records.

  • Provide oversight of accelerator facility safety basis documentation, Configuration Management program and the ASO program assurance process for the Lab and for each accelerator facility.


What is Required:

  • B.S. in Physics, Radiological Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 5 to 7 years experience; M.S. and 3 to 5 years experience; Ph.D. and 1 to 3 years experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements for management of radioactive materials, radiation generating devices, accelerators and transportation of radioactive materials.  

  • Knowledge of radiation transport analysis methods, and ability to interpret data and develop radiation shielding design objectives.

  • Knowledge of the DOE accelerator safety framework and/or nuclear safety framework.

  • Knowledge of operational health physics principles and practices as applied to research establishments.

  • Ability to identify and solve complex technical or regulatory problems in assigned areas of responsibility, making frequent decisions using independent discretion and judgment to implement original technical solutions.

  • Ability to anticipate programmatic needs and assist in planning and implementing improvements and responses to regulatory changes in collaboration with other Radiation Protection Group personnel.

  • Ability to work independently under consultative direction.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability in giving oral presentations or briefings to interdisciplinary audiences, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work effectively with technicians and professionals.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Physics, Radiological Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 10 years experience; M.S. and 5 to 7 years experience; Ph.D. and 3 to 5 years experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Expert knowledge of radiation transport analysis methods, ability to interpret data and develop radiation shielding design objectives.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of operational health physics principles and practices as applied to research establishments.

  • Knowledge in project management, and program development and implementation desired.

  • Ability to efficiently review and understand engineering drawings (e.g., CAD format, historical paper drawings, schematics). 

  • Applicable professional certification.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 30, 2019. 


Notes:

  • This is a full-time 3-year term appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay, with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities. 

  • 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 be primarily 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.

Berkeley Lab is the home of the Advanced Light Source synchrotron, the 88-Inch Cyclotron, the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator Facility, the Molecular Foundry, the National Center for Electron Microscopy, the Glenn T Seaborg Center and many other facilities of note using radioactive materials or radiation generating devices. 

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."


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