Safe Radiation - Technical Officer / Scientific Officer

29 May 2024 3:28 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

About Safe Radiation

Safe Radiation Pty Ltd is a small business in workplace and environmental radiation safety. Established since 2006, it has been providing a range of services to clients Australia wide. Safe Radiation office and laboratory are in the suburb of Browns Plains, Queensland. In addition to working in the lab and behind the desk, the staff sometimes conduct on-site services and field work as required. Field work may occasionally involve travel around Australia, potentially overseas, which can include working at industrial sites such as processing plants, mines, or outdoors in rural or bush terrain.

Safe Radiation has a dose rate monitor calibration facility that is certified traceable to the Australian primary standard of radiation exposure. A short video about Safe Radiation activities can be seen at The web site also has additional details.

At Safe Radiation, we take pride in our recognition. Safe Radiation staff have
delivered award winning presentations in professional conference. They have published in international journals.

Main purpose

The main reasons for Safe Radiation seeking fresh staff are (i) to fill a gap created through the departure of an employee, and (ii) to meet the needs of expanding the scope of services to cover various aspects of radiation safety. Safe Radiation is likely to consider suitable team members for full time, part time, and casual employment. The preferred choice is to have a permanent part-time team member, working for four days per week for most weeks, and available for occasional travel away from Brisbane.


Being an active member of a small team, a Technical Officer / Scientific Officer is likely to undertake a multi-tasking role. The following is important.

Interaction with professionals in other organisations, including the competitors. Talking to the clients, and with different service providers. Engaging with other staff, including the casual staff as required in the field and the lab environment. Working independently in the lab and at some client sites. Occasionally being the sole person in the lab or office. Calibrating diverse types of dose rate meters. Carrying out minor repairs, often involving soldering of components. Basic IT knowledge to be able tokeep lab and office computers and a network-based storage operational. Reading and uploading reports for the clients. Managing and taking part in the development of routine reporting templates. Managing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Most templates and reporting are based upon the use of advanced MS Word, and Excel. Other computer programs and CAD drawings are sometimes needed for graphing and graphic purpose. The ability to learn new software as it becomes necessary. Conducting field work with due diligence of data recording, equipment handling, and transport. Searching and ordering materials and equipment needed for field and lab use.


Planning and organising

Ability to plan own work in support of achieving Safe Radiation priorities. Ability to quickly adjust with changes and propose realistic contingency plans, when needed. Actively contribute to achieving team results and support team decisions.

Adhere to safe work practice and follow the required written and verbal instructions regarding safety, including radiation safety.


Written and verbal communication in a concise and pleasant manner, through various means, including meetings, small group discussions with staff or clients, reports, and emails. Take time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others. Convey appropriate answers including redirecting the enquiries to other staff members if required. Search desirable information through internet, websites, and other means.

Knowledge sharing

Actively share knowledge and information with Safe Radiation team members; effectively learn from experience across different situations and contexts. Respect and care for conflict of interest and confidentiality needs for work-related information.

Technical credibility

Ensure that work is conducted in compliance with the standards and methods.


Completed or nearly completing studies equivalent to a university degree in a relevant discipline, such as major in Physics, or Engineering. Knowledge about ionising radiation safety is not essential but desirable. A demonstrated interest in the use of radiation detection techniques will be considered. In house radiation safety training will be provided in due course of time and the

How to apply

This position is likely to be filled and commence employment from early July 2024. You can apply in writing, describing your suitability and experience against the Roles and Attributes above. Please send you application to before 10 June 2024. Please approach us again if your application is not acknowledged in 2 business days of submission. If you have any questions for further clarification about the role then please write to

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