Physicist / Radiation Safety Officer

24 Aug 2022 10:42 AM | Phil (Administrator)

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About us

Cyclowest is Western Australia’s only commercial radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. 

This position is part of a highly professional, interdependent team who produce radioisotopes and radio-pharmaceuticals used in clinical imaging, treatment and research applications. The position can be part time or full time, depending on candidate and experience. Facility operational hrs are 3:00am - 5:00pm.


Qualifications & experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in physics.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of radioactive materials handling, radiation safety standards and radiation protection principles with a background in management of radioactive substances, radiopharmaceuticals or a nuclear medicine environment.
  • Relevant experience as a Radiation Safety Officer
  • Ability to conduct work with professional independence and ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with staff, management, suppliers and regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated practical experience with use of engineering and measurement instruments, hand tools, and information and computing technology systems.
  • Excellent communication, written and verbal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to:
    • measure and assess personnel and environment radiation dose levels;
    • conduct environmental sampling and analyses, instrument calibration and radioactive waste management;
    • plan and organise with a high attention to detail and think critically about process improvements;
    • perform duties efficiently under time constraints.


Tasks & responsibilities

  • Prepare documentation for regulatory agencies to enable facility registration and licensing to manufacture radioactive substances and use irradiating apparatus.
  • Administer a personnel radiation dosimetry service; Ensure calibration of radiation, environment monitoring and other test instrumentation to national standards.
  • Develop, maintain, interpret, and implement plans, policies, and procedures for day-to-day operations of the facility.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing liaison with regulators, key industry bodies and equipment suppliers to advance knowledge of processes and equipment to ensure best radiation safety practice.
  • Assist the cyclotron engineer with maintenance and troubleshooting of facility equipment and monitoring instrumentation. Also assist with information and computing technology facility systems.
  • Participate in routine radiopharmaceutical production and quality control activities to meet Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.



  • The salary range for this position is negotiable, based on experience and qualifications.
  • The position can be either part-time (3 days per week) up to full-time depending on the candidate.


For further position information or to discuss the role please contact:

Thomas Tuchyna, General Manager Cyclowest: mob 0406 092 796 or

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