ANSTO is currently advertising for a Personal Dosimetry Officer. Applications close: 4 April 2021 | Full Time | $100k - $112k +15.4% super
About the position
The Personal Dosimetry Officer provides leadership and coordination of ANSTO’s personal dosimetry service (external and internal) to ANSTO staff members, contractors and visitors. This position is subject matter expert for all aspects of personal radiation dosimetry from external and internal exposure pathways. The role ensures the accurate formal measurement and record keeping of personal ionising radiation exposure at ANSTO. It is also responsible for identifying, assessing and developing future measurement techniques as they become available for use at ANSTO for ionising and non-ionising radiation exposure situations.
Duties and responsibilities
- Lead and mentor Occupational Hygienists, Health Physicists and Dosimetry Technicians in the provision, development, and continuous improvement of Personal Dosimetry Services and provide authoritative and expert advice to support the achievement of best practice.
- Plans and supervises the management, calibration, maintenance of plant and equipment and services associated with the Personal Dosimetry Services including the in-vivo and in-vitro capabilities (Whole Body Monitor, Thyroid organ monitoring and Radiation Bioassay), passive external dosimetry, personal and area air sampling for measuring radioactivity.
- Management of exposure record keeping and reporting systems within the Personal Dosimetry Services and forwarding ionising radiation dose records to the Australian National Radiation Dose Register (ANRDR).
- Ownership and application of relevant ANSTO Radiation Protection standards, policies and guides as part of ANSTO’s WHS MS in relation to the field of dosimetry and quality assurance. Ensure that these standards, policies and guides are appropriate, compliant with regulatory requirements and take account of international best practice.
- Provide expert advice as part of the Safety and Reliability Assurance (SRA) process, and to the Reactor Assurance Committee (RAC); coordinate safety and radiation protection assessments and audits; and perform and assist in radiation and safety assessments, nuclear safety, and risk assessments and their review.
Skills and Experience
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- Degree, or equivalent in Physics, Radiation Protection or other related discipline.
- Extensive demonstrated experience of ionising radiation monitoring methods, systems, practices and equipment including the ability to manage related projects from conception through to implementation.
- Extensive experience with the use and calibration of ionising radiation monitoring equipment.
- Detailed knowledge of the principles of radiation detection, measurement and instrumentation, with highly developed analytical/problem solving skills.
- Extensive current knowledge of national and international standards and best practice in personal radiation dosimetry.
- Knowledge of quality management systems applicable to dosimetry laboratory operations.