CLOSED - ARPANSA - Science Officer - Radiochemist

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.

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