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  • 19 Jan 2021 9:47 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ANSTO is currently advertising for a  Senior Physicist. Applications close: 31 January 2021 | Two positions available| Full Time | Salary package commensurate with knowledge and experience

    About the position

    As part of the ANSTO Detection & Imaging (AD&I) business unit, the Senior Physicist will use their subject matter expertise to undertake a lead role to deliver scientific & technical advice, develop advanced radiation detection technologies and support the commercial objectives of the unit. The technology development activities will fall within a newly formed business unit and will therefore have a strong commercialisation focus. The position takes a proactive role in developing team members and is the technical point of contact for external clients.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Apply high level specialist knowledge and experience in radiation detection physics to assist in the development of new radiation detection concepts.
    • Provide expert scientific knowledge to ensure the trusted advice and specialised service provided by the team meets customer requirements including those related to national security.
    • Taking a leading role in solving highly complex, conceptual scientific problems by seeking knowledge and alternative solutions and developing new techniques, methods and experimental capabilities.
    • Provide technical leadership, guidance and support to staff within the team with the overall aim of advancing the team capabilities.

    In addition to performing all Band 6 accountabilities, the Band 7 role includes these additional accountabilities
    • When required, manage human resources through selection, training, development, performance management and review, recognition and guidance of managers and staff.  Ensure the sustainability and knowledge retention of the unit through succession and workforce planning, talent management and employee development activities.
    • Support the CTO, AD&I, in establishing the strategic direction and technical vision for the business unit.
    • Drive the development of original and innovative ideas directed at enhancing the current state of the art ionising radiation detection capabilities for a wide range of applications areas including national security

    Skills and Experience
    Band 6

    • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Subject matter expertise in the interaction of ionising radiation with matter and its detection.
    • Expert knowledge of ionising radiation measurement techniques and the associated nucleonic equipment.
    • Significant experience in developing innovative solutions for technical, scientific or engineering problems.
    • Significant experience in one or more of the following: advanced measurement concepts, systems engineering, mathematical inverse problems, machine learning and radiation transport simulations.
    • Experience in developing technologies for nuclear industry, safeguards, non-proliferation and national security applications, would be an advantage.

    Band 7
    • Minimum 4 years working as Senior Physicist (band 6) or equivalent experience
    • Demonstrated capability to independently manage substantial project tasks to successful completion
    • Demonstrated ability to independently and responsibly perform Band 7 accountabilities and apply required knowledge, skills and experience for the Band 7 position including:
    • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent experience and at least 5 years relevant experience in the detection of ionising radiation
    • Domestically and internationally recognised expert in the interaction of ionising radiation with matter and its detection
    • Extensive experience in client relationships, meeting client expectations and operating within deadlines;
    • Extensive experience in developing innovative solutions for technical, scientific or engineering problems.

    Link to the advert: here.
  • 7 Dec 2020 12:46 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) is after a Technician/Senior Technician/Scientist Radiation Safety

    Opening date: Thursday 3 December 2020
    Closing date: Thursday 17 December 2020

    Further information about the position and the application process is available on the Science New Zealand website

  • 3 Dec 2020 4:53 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Global Medical Solutions Southern Australia PTY LTD is currently looking for an experienced and motivated Radiochemist to join the production team. This position is full time and will be based out of Tullamarine Radiopharmacy.


    Please click here for further information.

  • 25 Nov 2020 4:28 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ARPANSA is currently advertising for a Science Officer – Personal Radiation Monitoring Service.
    Opening date: Monday 23 November 2020
    Closing date: Sunday 06 December 2020
    Further information about the position and the application process is available on the ARPANSA website

  • 10 Nov 2020 11:05 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    CSIRO is currently advertising for a HSE Advisor (Radiation Safety Support). Applications close: 15 November 2020 | Indefinite | $83k - $94k +15.4% super

    About the position
    The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) team partners with all levels of the organisation coaching and influencing to make HSE personal. They provide future focussed, leading-edge development and delivery of HSE programs that result in significant improvement in CSIRO’s wellbeing and HSE culture.

    The HSE Advisor – Radiation Safety Support reports to the HSE Manager for Manufacturing (CSIRO’s Chief Radiation Safety Officer) as well as working as part of the broader HSE team. This role is responsible for delivering HSE services by providing tailored technical and specialist HSE support to assist CSIRO’s business units in managing the regulatory requirements of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). The role will assist the Chief Radiation Safety Officer from an administrative perspective and be involved in developing and delivering strategic HSE programs to enhance CSIRO’s HSE and wellbeing culture in addition to providing radiation safety related support to the HSE team. To be successful, an HSE Advisor needs to be able to support CSIRO’s Radiation Safety Officer network and staff across multiple business units and sites.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 4 Nov 2020 2:12 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ANSTO is currently advertising for a Health Physics Surveyor. Applications close: 15 November 2020 | Ongoing | Full Time | $62k - $81k +15.4% super

    About the position

    The Health Physics Surveyor provides hands-on safety advice and monitoring services to a range of operational areas to ensure the safety of staff, contractors and visitors; and compliance with ANSTO’s WHS Standards and Practices, and with regulatory requirements.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Monitor and measure radiation levels and advise on radiological hazards, provide ventilation safety advice, log information to ensure QA compliance,
    • Provide advice to different levels of personnel on the most effective practical radiation protection measures to be taken across a large and varied range of situations.  This advice is based on defined policies and procedures within a set range of parameters,
    • Deliver basic radiation safety training to other ANSTO staff, including trainee safety officers and describe work procedures to non-ANSTO visitors,                 
    • Provide advice on radiation safety procedures to be incorporated into divisional documents, including assisting in the preparation of these work instructions while following safety standards, procedures and instructions. 

    Skills and Experience
    • Tertiary qualifications (commonly Trade certificate) in relevant engineering or science discipline or relevant ANSTO experience,
    • Knowledge of radiation measurement methods,
    • Organisational skills and meticulous approach to work with the ability to plan and organise tasks effectively for self,
    • Pro-active and reliable in following through with actions.

    Link to the advert: here.
  • 4 Nov 2020 2:08 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    We are seeking a Graduate Radiochemist to work across a wide variety of radiopharmaceutical production and pharmaceutical activities within the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Research Unit (MITRU) located at SAHMRI. The MITRU facility is home to South Australia's only cyclotron and manufactures radiopharmaceuticals under a TGA licence.

    About the Role

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Completion of documentation related to all tasks including batch records, quality records and log books whilst adhering to GMP.
    • Acceptance and control of raw materials, including sampling, testing and dispensing materials for Production and QC.
    • Manufacture all radiopharmaceutical products according to SOPs, aseptic methodology and principles of GMP.
    • Maintenance of adequate stock consumables and raw materials (including long lead time materials) to allow critical work to continue uninterrupted.
    • Packaging and testing of radioactive shipments for customers.
    • Calibration and standardisation of equipment including assistance of service staff whilst on site.
    • Use of computerised production systems and QC equipment.
    • General laboratory housekeeping
    About You
    The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a science related discipline
    • Experience and knowledge in the use of standard laboratory equipment, for example liquid, gas and thin-layer chromatography systems is advantageous.
    • Experience in pharmaceutical clean-room protocols/procedures would be advantageous
    • Knowledge, experience and/or training to meet GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) requirements would also be advantageous
    • Experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and testing environment desirable
    • Microbiological experience and reporting would be desirable.
    • Working knowledge of radiation protection practices preferred
    Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

    For a copy of the position description, please click here.

    For more information, please contact Cass Galton, HR Manager, at

    Link to the advert: here.
  • 23 Oct 2020 11:21 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    With establishing the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency, one of the key activities is to recruit its Chief Executive Officer.

    The department has engaged executive firm Odgers Berndtson to assist with the recruitment process and to undertake an international search for candidates.

    Further details about the role can be obtained at or by contacting Caroline Dever (+61 429 939 399) or Tom Mutch (+61 449 818 492) at Odgers Berndtson.

    The closing date for applications is Friday 20 November 2020.

  • 7 Oct 2020 1:53 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ARPANSA is currently advertising for a Technical Support Officer – CTBT Network. Applications close: Monday 12 October 2020 Ongoing | $88,895-$93,334 per annum package inc 15.4% super

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 7 Oct 2020 1:49 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Eurofins Selcia Ltd is currently advertising for a Radiochemistry Synthetic organic chemist. | Full Time | United Kingdom

    Job Description
    We are offering exciting opportunities for skilled synthetic organic chemists seeking a challenging career in isotope chemistry. Working as part of growing, multidisciplinary group successful candidates will be responsible for the synthesis and purification of isotopically labelled, biologically active compounds used in regulatory studies to support the development and registration of new products. Experience in handling radioisotopes would be an advantage but is not essential as a comprehensive training program will be provided and you will be supported by our experienced isotope chemists.

    Ideal candidates will possess a broad understanding of organic reactions and a passion for working at the bench. You will be able to demonstrate a strong history of achievement and the ability to apply your practical skills to prepare a wide range of targets.  You will be able to work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team to deliver results to tight deadlines. You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills combined with a strong customer-focused approach. In return Eurofins Selcia Limited offers an attractive and competitive reward package.

    We are seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or a first degree in chemistry with a minimum of two years relevant industrial experience within a synthetic organic chemistry environment.

    Additional Information
    Are you the person we are looking for?  If so, please visit our web-site at or for more information on how to apply.  Please send your CV and a covering letter quoting job reference: SEL/085/0720.  The closing date for applications is Friday 27 November 2020.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

    Link to the advert: here.

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