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  • 30 Nov 2021 12:50 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application Closing Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

    APS 6 |$83,928 - $95,873 (plus super)  |Canberra – ACT

    The Role
    As the Ionising Radiation Hazard Manager, you will work with an innovative team that develops tools and techniques to implement best practice radiation protection for Defence personnel. You will be responsible for developing products to assist with the compliance and safety of ionising radiation sources used by Defence in military operations, health, research and waste management. This will include the development and implementation of radiation safety policy, technical oversight of the ionising radiation hazards, providing technical advice in the development of licence applications and regulatory approval requests, research and incident investigation. You will be part of a small team and will enjoy the freedom of a relatively autonomous environment, with support where required.

    This position is located in Canberra however remote working arrangements may be accommodated for the successful applicant.

    About our Team
    Joint Capabilities Group has an opportunity for you to utilise your skills to contribute to radiation safety across the Logistics lifecycle. Come join a team which works collaboratively with the groups and services to understand, shape, improve and grow radiation safety across the Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force. You will be able to apply and develop your skills in radiation protection and health physics by utilising existing tools and techniques as well as new and novel approaches.

    Our Ideal Candidate
    Our ideal candidate is someone who likes having the opportunity to take responsibility and be accountable for their role. You will have a bachelor or higher degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and/or experience as a radiation safety/protection officer or health physicist. You will have a desire to travel domestically to complete onsite field work whilst also delivering verbal and written communications and reporting to stakeholders.

    For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/05927/21 on

  • 18 Nov 2021 4:15 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Wednesday, 24 November 2021

    All applicants must be Australian citizens.

    SA EPA is currently advertising a position for a Radiation Protection Officer . Long Term Contract Up to 2 years| $83,152 - $92,020

    The EPA protects the health and safety of people and the environment from harmful effects of radiation. As a Radiation Protection Officer, you will work as part of a team of specialists in the regulation of the mining and industrial industries that use radiation. You will apply your radiation knowledge acquired from the mining and industrial sectors, and your high level communication skills to establish effective working relationships and provide authoritative advice to industry, government and community. You will take a risk-based approach to enable radiation activities to be undertaken safely and in accordance with the South Australia Legislation and National and International Standards.

    Link to the advert: here.
  • 18 Nov 2021 4:12 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Monday, 22 November 2021

    All applicants must be Australian citizens.

    ANSTO is currently advertising a position for a Radioactive Waste Management Specialist . Fixed Term - 3 years| Full Time | $85k - $114k +15.4% super

    The Radioactive Waste Management Specialist is responsible for the delivery of radioactive waste management projects and services to external clients, in order to generate margin positive revenue and to develop ANSTO brand.

    You will be required to develop / implement projects, provide advice and services in radioactive waste management to external clients according the established contracts and arrangements between ANSTO and external clients. Furthermore, you will be required to provide such services in a safe, secure and sustainable manner, ensuring effective, efficient and cost effective solutions are provided to meet client requirements. This position also assists in the development of new business opportunities for ANSTO Nuclear Waste Solutions.

    About You

    "We are looking for someone who rises to meet challenges, sets high standards for themselves and is dedicated to customer delight. As Australia’s knowledge centre for nuclear science and engineering, ANSTO prides itself on providing safe, secure and cost-effect solutions for our customers who need support in managing radioactive waste. This is an opportunity to join our team to and contribute to ANSTO's proven track record and extensive capabilities." Kapila Fernando, Manager Nuclear Waste Solutions

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    • Implement objectives, plans, targets and activities to support ANSTO Nuclear Waste Solutions business plan
      Create and foster collaborations and productive working relationships with external clients to support existing business
    • Managing client expectations and ensuing the projects, services and advice delivered are consistent with client expectations, in order to maximise revenue, build ANSTO brand and develop future business opportunities
    • Support the development  and implementation of small radioactive waste management projects according to the contracts with external clients, to ensure operational safety, security, sustainability and compliance with applicable standards, legislative and regulatory requirements
    • Conduct investigations and prepare technical advice for external clients, for review by the supervisor, on design and operational issues of plant and equipment to assist in the resolution of defects and problems affecting performance, availability and/or safety of facilities
    Link to the advert: here.
  • 18 Nov 2021 3:33 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Friday the 3rd of December 2021

    Radiation Services WA (RSWA) is looking for a Radiation Protection Expert | Flexible/Part Time (20h/wk) | Hasler Road, Osborne Park WA

    CONTACT: Lauren Steen – Operations Manager

    Purpose of the Position:

    Reporting to the Operations Manager and Leadership Team, this role is a senior technical position, responsible for the integrity of RSWA radiological advice and will include the mentoring and development of RSWA’s radiation consultants.
    RPEs also work closely with the Operations Manager to seek out new business and deliver on operational objectives including continual improvement in delivery of RSWA products and services.
    The role will include travel within Australia to client sites as required.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Perform Radiation Consulting work such as auditing, training and RSO functions as required
    • Work closely with the Operations Manager and the Leadership Team to implement radiological procedures
    • Perform risk assessments on the company’s radiological operations and report to the leadership team
    • Continuous improvement of existing radiation safety systems
    • Support Operations team on all legislative matters
    • Provide expert guidance on radiation procedures, hazard assessments and safe work procedures
    • Manage risk register and monitoring of risk controls
    • Conduct audits and inspections of relevant systems and work practices to provide assurance on compliance with organisational and legislative requirements
    • Identify and recommend radiation training needs to maintain / build capability for all personnel
    • Where relevant, participate in delivery of OHS training, including inductions

    Key Competencies:

    • Ability to communicate radiological advice to a variety of stakeholders of different levels
    • Passionate and motivated individual with the ability to work on own initiative
    • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Attention to detail, excellent problem-solving capabilities
    • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
    • Strong literacy and numerical skills
    • Organised and able to meet deadlines, a person who does what they say and follows through with conviction on commitments.

    Qualifications & Experience :

    • Tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant science discipline
    • Radiation Consultant experience, ideally five years in a similar role
    • Knowledge and understanding of both federal and state regulations
    • Radiation Safety Licence(s)
    • Regulator experience desirable
    • Oil & Gas or Mining sector experience desirable
  • 4 Nov 2021 4:06 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Wednesday, 10 November 2021

    All applicants must be Australian citizens.

    ANSTO is currently advertising a position for a Radiochemist. Ongoing | Full Time | 85k - $96k +15.4% super

    The Radiochemist provides expert contribution to the Radiochemistry capabilities of the Biosciences platform, by undertaking research and development to enable the delivery of new radiopharmaceuticals and radioisotopes for research and commercial users.  The position contributes to the development, enhancement, and sustainability of the Biosciences platform capabilities in radiopharmaceutical and radioisotope optimisation, validation and manufacture, radiolabelling with therapeutic and diagnostic radioisotopes and radioanalytical measurements and separations.

    About You

    • Higher degree (PhD) in radiochemistry, synthetic or medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or other relevant discipline.
    • Demonstrated ability to produce scientific and research outcomes, develop scientific methods or capabilities and undertake scientific
    • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in synthetic chemistry.
    • Sound knowledge and prior experience in chemical analytical techniques, especially NMR, HPLC and mass spectrometry.

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    • Review, conduct, interpret and develop new radiopharmaceutical and radioisotope production procedures to improve preclinical and clinical studies.
    • Propose, evaluate, interpret and validate new radiolabelling procedures with radioisotopes for the routine supply of radiopharmaceuticals to user communities.
    • Contribute to the routine production of therapeutic and diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals and radioisotopes.
    • Work within a team of platform scientists, laboratory professional officers & laboratory technicians and other internal and external scientists/researchers to both facilitate and contribute to research and commercial outcomes in response to user needs.
    Link to the advert: here.
  • 4 Nov 2021 4:01 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ARPANSA is currently advertising for Assistant Director Medical Imaging. Ongoing | Full Time | $123,561 - $142,168 per annum package inc 15.4% super |Yallambie, VIC 

    Primary purpose of the position

    Operating under general direction and in collaboration with the Director, Medical Imaging, this role will support the overall strategic direction and operational activity of the Medical Imaging section. Critical to this role will be the management of aspects of the design, implementation and analysis of national surveys of patient radiation doses in diagnostic imaging, including nuclear medicine.  The Assistant Director will also manage and/or participate in projects and research to develop measurement and theoretical techniques for assessing patient doses in diagnostic imaging procedures.   The role also contributes to the development of Australian and international standards and codes of practice.

    Key accountabilities

    • Lead aspects of the design, implementation, and analysis of national surveys to determine radiation doses to Australians from diagnostic imaging
    • Lead and/or make significant contributions to projects that research and develop measurement and theoretical techniques for assessing patient radiation dose in diagnostic imaging procedures
    • Contribute to the development and writing of national codes of practice, safety guides and other radiation protection documents
    • Provide authoritative advice on radiation protection issues in medicine including patient and operator doses and risks, suitability of equipment and radiation shielding
    • Contribute to the strategic direction of the section, represent the section on internal ARPANSA committees, and participate in external committees, conferences, and workshops of national and international relevance
    • Manage other routine activities of the section, such as the processing of applications for import permits for medical radioisotopes, and the maintenance of business support systems.

    Job specific capabilities

    To be considered for this position you must possess a degree from an Australian tertiary institution in a branch of the physical sciences, or comparable overseas qualifications or other alternative qualifications and experience appropriate to the duties.  A postgraduate degree would be an advantage.

    You should possess qualifications that will entitle membership of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) and/or meet the registration requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

    You should have a sound knowledge of radiation physics, dosimetry, international radiation safety philosophy and the principles of radiation protection in the medical uses of ionising radiation. A good knowledge of medical exposures, patient dosimetry and the risks from low-level radiation exposures are highly desirable. Recent relevant clinical experience is also highly desirable. High level computing, data analysis and statistical skills would be an advantage.  You should also have demonstrated experience and ability in writing scientific and/or technical documents.

    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.

    Link to the advert: here.  

  • 15 Oct 2021 11:40 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Monday, 1 November 2021

    Queensland Health is currently advertising a position for a Senior Radiochemist. Permanent| Full Time |  $109,505.00 - $117,835.00 +12.75% super |  Brisbane North

    Provide day-to-day operational management of radiopharmaceutical production.

    About the Role

    • Provide high-level, independent radiopharmaceutical production clinical services.
    • Act as a reference point within the team for radiopharmaceutical production problem solving and apply high-level knowledge and skills in the provision of clinical practice supervision to support Q-TRaCE staff in undertaking radiopharmaceutical production.
    • Apply evidence informed knowledge and skills to contribute to the initiation and implementation of quality improvement activities to expand the knowledge base of the service, including leading root cause analysis investigations and implementing corrective and preventative actions.
    • Provide oversight of service development for radiopharmaceutical production.  Provide high level advice concerning equipment maintenance and calibration, consumables' purchase and preparation, and the ongoing management of the clean room environment.
    • Initiate and contribute to collaborative decision making with the Radiochemist – Advanced (Radiopharmaceutical Production Manager) and the Radiochemist – Senior (Quality Control Co-ordinator) to ensure effective and safe service delivery and quality outcomes, including maintenance of the facility's TGA licence.
    Link to the advert: here. 
  • 15 Oct 2021 11:06 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Friday, 5 November 2021

    Queensland Health is currently advertising a position for a Senior Radiochemist. Permanent| Full Time |  $112,241.00 - $120,780.00 +12.75% super |  Brisbane - South | 5 week Annual Leave

    Forensic & Scientific Services are seeking a permanent full-time Hp4 Senior Radiochemist to join our team. Located in Coopers Plains, the primary purpose of this position is to apply expert skills and knowledge in sample preparation, analysis methods and reporting of radionuclides in environmental and biological matrices. If this sounds like the type of role for you we encourage you to apply.

    What we are looking for:

    • Expertise in radiochemical methods and laboratory analysis of radionuclides. Knowledge and experience are highly valued in radiochemistry separation techniques, alpha spectrometry, liquid scintillation counting, environmental sample matrices and naturally occurring radioactive material.
    • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively within a multidisciplinary team in a flexible working environment. Contributions to a positive workplace culture are essential.
    • Knowledge and problem-solving skills with an ability to adapt, including researching and developing methods to expand laboratory capability and capacity. This includes fostering training and professional development of self and less-experienced colleagues. A proactive and enthusiastic approach is valued.
    • Ability to support colleagues with basic and advanced tasks, both routine and non-routine, to enable the work unit to efficiently fulfill operational plan objectives.

    Link to the advert: here.  

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:14 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Monday, 18 October 2021

    ANSTO is currently advertising for 2 positions  - 1x Mechanical Fitter & 1x Electrical / I&C Technician. Ongoing | Full Time | $74,069.00 - $83,202.00 +15.4% super | Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance |  Health & Wellbeing Programs

    About the Opportunity

    The primary objective of the SyMo Operator Maintainer is to safely and efficiently operate plant during routine shift operations, under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor.

    The SyMo Operator Maintainer holds an industrial trade qualification and can work independently or in small teams to execute complex planned and unplanned maintenance tasks. SyMo Operator Maintainers are required to be subject matter experts in their field and leverage their extensive technical and process knowledge in support of achieving reliability and availability targets for the SyMo facility, and ensuring ongoing compliance with safety, regulatory and statutory requirements.

    There is one position available for each of the following industrial trade qualifications:1x Mechanical Fitter/Technician & 1x Electrical/I&C Technician

    About You

    “We are looking for a qualified technician willing to undertake the challenges of operating and maintaining a first of a kind facility in a heavily regulated environment. The succesful candidate will  support to Shift Supervisor for production activities and be subject matter expert for technical/maintenance tasks.

    Maria Ramirez, SyMo Operations Supervisor

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    • Independently operate the First-Of-A-Kind SyMo plant and equipment safely to ensure production is running to schedule.
    • Support Shift Supervisor to coordinate plant and equipment start-ups, operation, shutdowns, and resolve complex operational issues.
    • Execute complex planned maintenance tasks relevant to discipline, diagnose faults, and supervise external specialist contractors doing these tasks
    • Respond to unplanned maintenance, use expertise to develop and implement corrective actions to get the plant operational.
    • Develop, complete and review operations and maintenance documentation (SAP work orders, records sheets, shift logs, SWMES, etc).
    • Undertake validation and commissioning activities to ensure the SyMo facility, systems and equipment meet requirements.
    • Perform duties within a highly regulated environment using a suite of procedures, instructions, and standards, and conforming to ARPANSA, ISO and ASNO regulations and guidelines.
    • Meet all training requirements of the position.

    Link to the advert: here.   

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:10 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Wednesday 20 October 2021

    ANSTO is currently advertising for OPAL Reactor Operator. Fixed- term 18 months | Competitive Salary +15.4% super | Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance |  Health & Wellbeing Programs | Ensure the safe and efficient operation of the OPAL reactor facility.

    About the Opportunity

    The OPAL Reactor Operator ensures the safe and efficient operation of the OPAL reactor facility and associated plant and equipment.  Responsible for ensuring operational systems are working correctly, the OPAL Reactor Operator works in accordance with approved procedures and instructions and is instrumental in the development and continuous improvement of such processes.  Offering expert technical skills, the OPAL Reactor Operator monitors operational systems, undertakes plant and equipment testing, radiological protection and routine surveillances.  Extensive training and development is provided prior to executing these developed skills in the position. Working within a regulated environment the OPAL Reactor Operator is required to respond to incidents and make critical decisions.  The OPAL Reactor Operator will have exceptional analytical and diagnostic skills supported by trained and developed expertise in integrated reactor systems, understanding of reactor physics, thermal hydraulics and will be a key contributor towards improving plant operations and reliability. The OPAL Reactor Operator is required to work with a range of stakeholders and has the ability to communicate across the organisation.

    About You

    “The OPAL Reactor Operator role requires people with passion and enthusiasm to take ownership of the continuous improvement of the way we do business in order for the OPAL team to succeed in making the OPAL Reactor the safest and best operated multipurpose reactor in the world. We are inspired by the challenge of being the best we can be at meeting the health needs of the public and providing neutrons for science and technology”. Jason Chakovski, OPAL Operations Manager

     Skills and Experience

    • Possession of a Post Trade Certificate to Advanced Diploma qualifications (or equivalent)
    • Strong problem solving ability and aptitude
    • Ability to operate plant & equipment from the field or from a computer based control system
    • Demonstrated experience in following policy, procedure and instructions
    • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices and safety culture
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including experience with the production of written technical reports
    • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    • Monitor the OPAL reactor facility and associated plant and equipment to ensure operational systems are working correctly.
    • Safely and efficiently operate the OPAL reactor from within the main control room or from the field in accordance with approved procedures and instructions
    • Conduct functional testing of plant and equipment, performance of routine surveillances
    • Perform defined radiological protection and surveillance tasks.
    • Respond to and report on incidents
    • Identify and implement process improvements
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    Link to the advert: here.   

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