ERISS - Research Scientist: Environmental Radioactivity

22 Jan 2024 12:19 PM | Matthew (Administrator)
  • Application closing date: 12 February 2024
  • $88,408 - $124,403 plus 15.4% super
  • Ongoing Full Time | Darwin NT
  • Great opportunity for an early career radiation professional to enhance and apply their knowledge of radiation protection in a uranium mining context.
The Job 
  • Plan, conduct and manage research and monitoring projects related to the assessment of radiological impacts to people and the environment from uranium mining operations and site rehabilitation in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory. 
  • Assist in defining field sampling and laboratory analysis requirements to meet environmental research and monitoring objectives and undertake field and laboratory-based work as required to collect and analyse samples. 
  • Assist in evaluating radionuclide datasets and assessing radiation doses to people and the environment from uranium mining operations and site rehabilitation. 
  • Manage or supervise staff. 
  • Communicate research and monitoring results to key stakeholders and the broader scientific community, including leading or contributing to journal papers.
  • Assist in the review of regulatory applications for uranium mining and other actions. 
  • Contribute to the work of other research programs.

What we are looking for
Knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of radioactive decay processes. 
  • Knowledge of radiation dose assessment concepts and methods. 
  • Experience conducting or contributing to research in the field of radioecology or radiation protection. 
  • Experience analysing radionuclide data. 
  • Experience presenting research findings at conferences and/or as an author on journal publications.

Skills and capabilities
  • Ability to plan and manage scientific research projects, including completing them to specified timelines. 
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a small team and as part of a multidisciplinary research institute. 
  • Ability to plan and undertake field work in remote locations for durations of up to a week at a time. 
  • Sound technical writing skills as well as the ability to produce plain English summaries of technical information. 
  • Ability to communicate science to technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Strong aptitude for learning and applying new concepts and data analysis methods.

Mandatory Qualifications
  • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from an Australian University or qualification of equivalent standard from an Australian or overseas university, or other qualification appropriate to the duties.

Please click here to apply.

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