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  • 3 May 2022 9:24 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: 11:59pm, Wednesday 11 May 2022

    Ongoing | Full Time | $64k - $83k +15.4% super | Two opportunities available 

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Accountable for Business as Usual activities along with unplanned events within remote handled waste processing and handling, contact handled solid wastes, contact handled liquid wastes, waste characterisation, decontamination, laundry services and support to ANSTO’s projects
    • Ensure effective and compliant service for the collection, transportation, storage, processing, decontamination, characterisation of radioactive waste material in accordance with licence conditions, plans and arrangements and ANSTO’s Safety Management System - this includes use of hot-cells and manipulators, use of SCADA systems, driving trucks, using pumping systems for site effluent and liquid waste treatment systems as well as corrosive chemicals and machinery to decontaminate items
    • Establish and maintain productive relationships and provide advice to internal customers, in accordance with set guidelines, standards and service level agreements.  Present a professional approach and ensure customers are informed of changes to activities or decisions that may affect the quality of service provided
    • Proactively undertake inspections of waste, waste processing equipment and where necessary organise repairs and maintenance of facilities and equipment
    • Provide written and verbal advice and feedback to management on equipment performance and waste processes to drive improvements to plant availability, safety and efficiency

     Skills and Experience

    • High School or equivalent Qualification in a Science/engineering, or trade skills
    • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of operating plant and equipment in a highly regulated environment, hazardous industries
    • Sound computer skills with ability to operate SAP and MS Office products to enable completion of activities
    • Ability to apply instructions, procedures and policies in accordance with safety and regulatory requirements
    • Willingness to develop skills using trade knowledge, practical skills and experience to safely operate equipment including, transport flasks, manipulators, cranes and powered hand tools.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 21 Apr 2022 2:54 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: Wednesday 27 April 2022

    $100,018-$114,404 per annum package inc 15.4% super |Full time ongoing/Non-ongoing

    In this role, you will perform a range of complex scientific tasks, including radiological risk assessment and modelling, to evaluate potential health impacts to the public, workers and the environment from exposure to ionising radiation, with a focus on radiological waste. In addition, you will provide input to the development of national and international standards, project management, report development and stakeholder engagement. You will work closely with other staff within the Assessment and Advice Section, and liaise with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure that advice provided is based on the latest scientific knowledge and national and international experience.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 21 Apr 2022 2:52 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: Sunday 1 May 2022

    $123,561-$142,168 per annum package inc 15.4% super | Ongoing - full time

    This position is assistant to the Director ACDS to lead, develop, and promote dosimetric audit programs, providing expert technical advice in the field of radiotherapy dosimetry. You will assist the Director in determining the service’s strategic direction, providing direction and support to the team in day-to-day operation of the ACDS. Working under the broad direction of the Director, you will lead and manage a small team of direct reports, collaborating with the Research ROMP to drive innovation and best-practice techniques for assessing modern radiotherapy treatment modalities in a nationwide dosimetric auditing program. This will include designing, performing, and interpreting the outcomes from complex dosimetry measurements for the ACDS, both in ARPANSA and in radiotherapy centres.
    The secondary purpose of the role is to perform dosimetry audits for ACDS at radiotherapy facilities. You are expected to achieve Trainer status in at least one audit level and will maintain a lead audit workload.

    The Senior Medical Physicist represents the ACDS to professional radiation oncology organisations and leads the ACDS’ scientific contributions to publications and conferences of national and international relevance. You will liaise with clinical customers to promote the service and improve and tailor it to meet clinical requirements.

    The position may be based in either of ARPANSA’s offices in Yallambie, VIC or Miranda, NSW and the role includes regular travel to perform audits in Australia and New Zealand.  If based in Miranda, the role will require several short-term deployments in the Yallambie office each year to access ARPANSA’s various irradiating apparatus and laboratory equipment.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 21 Apr 2022 2:50 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: 1 May 2022

    Ongoing | Full Time | $102k - $114k +15.4% super

    The purpose of the position is to provide specialised expertise and to undertake original research in contaminant chemistry in soils and groundwater, leading to significant research outcomes aligned with ANSTO’s strategic imperatives. The role will deliver scientific and technical advice, inform the management of contaminated sites, and engage in commercial applications of the research. 

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 12 Apr 2022 9:26 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: Sunday 8 May 2022

    Sutherland Shire  | 4 Year, Full Time Traineeship | $53k + 15.4% super

    About the Opportunity

    ANSTO supported by the Sir William Tyree Foundation is offering this unique and exciting four-year development opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to work and learn on the job.

     Throughout the program you will:

    • Develop a range of different skills and practical work experience
    • Gain foundational experience which can be applied to assessing, monitoring, and managing safety situations on site in collaboration with other team members
    • Effectively time manage training requirements with day to day work duties
    • Work alongside others to add support and gain skills 

     Features of the program include:

    • Continuous training and ongoing support
    • Mentoring to help with training, professional and personal development throughout the program
    • Rotations through Health Physics, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Occupational Hygiene plus opportunities in the Radiation Protection Services Commercial and Regulatory team, Emergency Response and Safety Engineering
    • Training while working giving you multiple certifications and accreditations including:
      • Certificate IV Work Health & Safety
      • Accreditation as a Health Physics Surveyor & Occupational Hygiene Technician
    • Development opportunities to provide strong foundations for an exciting and fulfilling careers
    • The opportunity to be considered for an ongoing job as a Nuclear Safety Technician after successful completion of the four-year program

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 12 Apr 2022 9:21 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  03 May 2022

    Ongoing, Temporary | Adelaide | Programme Management, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2, Project Management, Science, Engineering, Technical

    Ideal candidates

    You will have specialist skills, experience and qualifications in disciplines relevant to the management of radioactive waste. You will have a comprehensive knowledge and track record of managing and delivering radioactive waste management processes, practices and projects including but not limited to:

    - Radioactive waste disposal licencing delivery, integration and optimisation

    - Radioactive waste policy and program development/implementation

    - Developing and implementing waste acceptance criteria

    - Safe transport of waste

    - Safety, security and environmental protection, including regulatory experience and management

    - Safety and operations planning for disposal facilities

    - Waste Technical specialists

    - Radiological and Environmental Safety Case specialists

    - Project management of waste projects across the lifecycle from generation through to disposal

    We are looking for individuals who will not only bring specialist expertise to the agency but will develop others, consequently building industry capability and capacity within Australia. Strong and inclusive leadership together with a passion for bringing out the best in your team are therefore key capabilities. ARWA is looking to develop and build capability in South Australia, and so are looking for people who will positively embrace building and developing skills and teams for the future. We welcome and embrace diversity of applicants.

    The Roles
    We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals, within and outside of Australia, who are interested in joining ARWA and playing a key role in building Australia’s nuclear capability and expertise. There are opportunities over the coming 6-12 months, and ARWA is also looking ahead and planning for the longer term. Roles, employment type and remuneration will be commensurate with the skills and experience you bring.

    Broadly, roles are available for technical specialists, program/project and senior/middle managers and will align with the Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2 and/or APS6 classification levels in the Australian Public Service structure. 

    Candidates assessed as having relevant skills and experience through this expression of interest process will initially be placed on a register. You may be invited for an informal discussion to talk through opportunities, based on our operational needs, as ARWA grows in the months ahead. A formal interview process would then be required as appropriate.

    Roles may be offered as permanent or temporary public service roles or on a contract basis.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 25 Mar 2022 1:20 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  Tuesday 5 April 2022

    Full time ongoing/Non-ongoing | $123,561-$142,168 per annum package inc 15.4% super

    Primary purpose of the role

    Under broad direction from the Director, Radiation Protection Services, the Assistant Director, Occupational Exposures and Dosimetry will be responsible for scoping and developing a strategic plan for ARPANSA’s internal and external dosimetry capabilities and services that will meet the future needs of the Australian government, customers and other stakeholders.  You will engage with key stakeholders to understand the current state, limitations, risks and future operational requirements.

     Key accountabilities

    • Working with a level of independence you will be required to understand internal and external dosimetry requirements for a range of occupational and public exposure pathways. 
    • Effectively manage competing priorities when achieving project outcomes in line with agency goals and objectives.
    • Identify and develop a strategic plan for ARPANSA’s internal and external dosimetry services and capabilities, that meets the future needs of the Australian community.
    • Build constructive internal and external relationships in order to meet future customer needs.
    • Promote a culture of high performance and continual improvement in a positive team environment.

    Job specific capabilities

    To be considered for this position, you will have successfully worked in a scientific leadership role and have well developed skills in the measurement, calculation and assessment of ionising radiation dose absorbed by the human body. 

    Tertiary qualifications from an Australian Tertiary Institution in a relevant field or comparable overseas qualifications or other alternative qualifications and experience appropriate to the position are essential. 

    You will have demonstrated experience in engaging stakeholders to identify opportunities, achieve outcomes and deliver high quality customer service.

    You will have demonstrated experience in research and analysis of customer needs, identification of technical solutions, and production of presentations and written reports.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate and/or overseas from time to time as required. ARPANSA requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement. This position may require you to successfully undertake and maintain a higher level security clearance.  

    Selection criteria

    There are five selection criteria for this position. If you want to advance your scientific career, please tell us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total. 

    1. Experience and knowledge in the field of the protection of workers exposed to ionising radiation. 
    2. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex projects to achieve quality outcomes.
    3. Experience with and knowledge of information management systems, including good understanding of associated privacy and security issues.
    4. High level interpersonal and communication skills which demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers.
    5. Demonstrated ability to build and manage key strategic relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and clients, including anticipating customer requirements.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 25 Mar 2022 1:18 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  Tuesday 5 April 2022

    Full time ongoing/Non-ongoing | $92,486-$97,106 per annum inc 15.4% super

    Primary purpose of the role

    In this role, you will work under limited supervision and perform a range of moderately complex tasks associated with operating and maintaining Australia’s radiation monitoring networks.  These include radionuclide air monitoring and noble gas stations that form part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) International Monitoring System (IMS), the Ultraviolet (UV) radiation network, and the Australian Radiation Monitoring System (ARMS). You will work closely with the technical lead providing maintenance and development support for hardware and software associated with the radionuclide monitoring systems. You will be working as part of a small team, delivering high quality and timely data to the CTBT International Data Centre (IDC) and other stakeholders. In this role, you will be responsible for preparing reports as well as establishing and maintaining a high degree of documentation management and record keeping.

     Key accountabilities

    • Under limited supervision and using established principles, practices and procedures, undertake a range of moderately complex tasks associated with the ongoing development of Australia’s CTBT air monitoring and noble gas stations, UV network and ARMS network; 
    • Assist in the maintenance and upgrading of station equipment, relating to the operation of ARPANSA’s networks, including field work; 
    • Maintain, in conjunction with the digital services section, software relating to ARPANSA’s networks;
    • Liaise with operational and technical staff from organisations contracted to assist with the running of ARPANSA’s radiation monitoring networks; 
    • Develop technical procedural documents.

    Job specific capabilities

    To be considered for this position, you will have experience in operating and maintaining large complex data acquisition systems. You will have exceptional problem-solving skills as well as experience working as part of a team, including with representatives from other organisations, both national and international, in order to achieve a common goal.

    You will have technical knowledge and experience working within the specialist area of High Resolution Gamma detectors including associated spectral data logging systems. You will be proficient in diagnosing and repairing these systems and other associated data acquisition systems. Experience maintaining and developing software for use in supporting a large multi-layered network would be an advantage.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship.   ARPANSA requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement. This role will require extensive travel throughout Australia and overseas, including remote locations such as Antarctica. As such, COVID-19 vaccination recognised by the Australian Government will be a requirement for the role.

    Selection criteria

    There are five selection criteria for this role. If you want to advance your scientific career, please tell us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total. 

    1. Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining data acquisition systems.
    2. Demonstrated experience performing radiation detector system repairs.
    3. Experience maintaining and developing software. 
    4. Proven ability to liaise effectively with a range of representatives from external organisations, including internationally. 
    5. Demonstrated experience maintaining a high standard of technical documentation including developing procedures and writing executive reports.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 25 Mar 2022 1:16 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  Sunday 27 March 2022

    Ongoing | $100,018-$114,404 per annum package inc 15.4% super

    Primary purpose of the role

    ARPANSA is seeking an enthusiastic individual to work as part of a small team of scientists within its Medical Imaging Section to contribute to the development of national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs), evaluate radiation doses, risks and image quality for various imaging modalities, provide scientific input to the processing and issuing of import permits for medical radioisotopes, and assist in the conduct of measurements and tests on medical imaging equipment and accessories.

     Key accountabilities

    • Participate in the performance of an ongoing program of national surveys of diagnostic radiation equipment, dosimetry, and development of diagnostic reference levels, contributing to the design and implementation of surveys, the operation of data collection programs, and the interpretation of results.
    • Provide scientific contributions on matters relating to diagnostic medical imaging, including evaluation of doses to patients, diagnostic reference levels, radiation protection of the patient, suitability of equipment and facility design.
    • Provide scientific input to the processing and issuing of permits for the importation of radioisotopes for use in medical procedures.
    • Interact with professional interest groups, educational institutions and other organisations relating to diagnostic imaging techniques and equipment.
    • Assist with a wide variety of measurements and tests on medical imaging equipment and accessories for calibration, safety assessment, compliance testing and evaluation of new technologies.

    Job specific capabilities

    To be considered for this position you must possess a degree from an Australian tertiary institution in a branch of the physical sciences, or comparable overseas qualifications, or other alternative qualifications and experience appropriate to the duties.

    You should possess qualifications that will entitle membership of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) and/or meet the registration requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

    You should have a sound knowledge of radiation physics, dosimetry, and the principles of radiation protection in the medical uses of ionising radiation. You should be able to undertake experimental tests of equipment in a laboratory setting and have demonstrated experience and ability in writing scientific and/or technical documents. A good knowledge of medical exposures, patient dosimetry and the risks from low-level radiation exposures are highly desirable. Recent relevant clinical experience is also highly desirable. High level computing, data analysis and statistical skills would be an advantage.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate from time to time as required. ARPANSA requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement.

    Selection criteria

    There are five selection criteria for this role. If you want to advance your career, please tells us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total.

    1. Demonstrated knowledge of radiation physics and dosimetry and a good understanding of exposures in diagnostic imaging and methods of evaluating doses to patients.
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of Australian radiation safety regulatory requirements and ARPANSA’s role within this framework
    3. Demonstrated capacity to produce reports which are clear, concise, and readily understood by the intended audience
    4. Demonstrated professionalism and initiative in meeting objectives and progressing work.
    5. Demonstrated ability to work positively with team members, clients and stakeholders.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 25 Mar 2022 1:14 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  Sunday 27 March 2022

    Non-ongoing | $92,486-$97,106 per annum package inc 15.4% super

    Primary purpose of the role

    In this role, you will possess a high degree of technical expertise with a strong background in analytical chemistry with experience in radiochemical analysis techniques.

    You will have the ability to work independently or with limited guidance forming part of a small team of scientific and technical-based staff engaged in the measurement of radioactivity in environmental samples and the radiological surveillance of the Australian environment.

    You will assist with related tasks including the implementation of relevant quality assurance programs, maintenance of records, preparation of technical reports and research activities. Performing a range of scientific tasks, you will assist ARPANSA in reporting and advising on sources of radioactivity.

    Domestic and/or international travel and field work may be required.

     Key accountabilities

    Under limited direction and using established principles, practices and procedures undertake the daily operation and maintenance of a radiochemistry laboratory and ensure compliance with safe working practices within the relevant work areas.
    • Perform the analysis of radionuclides in environmental samples for routine operations and other activities of the section
    • Participate in the development and maintenance of quality-assured measurement systems, and ensure data analysis and validation is undertaken in accordance with relevant standards and procedures
    • Maintain accurate records of work performed and results obtained and prepare associated administrative and technical reports
    • Participate in moderately complex environmental studies and assessments.

    Job specific capabilities

    To be considered for this position, you will hold a tertiary qualification in science from an Australian tertiary institution, or comparable qualification, and relevant experience which is appropriate to the duties of the position. You should possess a high level of scientific and technical expertise with a strong background in analytical chemistry and a sound knowledge in radiochemistry.

    You will have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute effectively in a team environment, together with the ability to liaise with all levels of staff, clients and members of the general public. You will have the ability to consistently perform efficiently and effectively at a high level and the demonstrated ability to make well-balanced and informed decisions.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate from time to time as required. ARPANSA requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement.

    Selection criteria

    There are five selection criteria for this position. If you want to advance your scientific career, please tells us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total.

    1. Demonstrated experience in radiochemistry techniques and with instrumentation for the measurement of radionuclides in environmental samples.
    2. Demonstrated ability to apply existing methods and assist in the development of new experimental methods, including maintaining accurate records and the ability to present and interpret experimental data. 
    3. Sound knowledge and experience in applying quality management systems within a laboratory setting, with a sound awareness of laboratory safety procedures in handling hazardous substances.
    4. Demonstrated well-developed oral and written communication skills including the drafting and maintenance of technical documentation and the ability to develop technical information for non-technical personnel and clients.
    5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cultivate positive working relationships with team members and a range of stakeholders, including in the delivery of projects.

    Link to the advert: here.

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