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  • 31 May 2021 11:17 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ARPANSA is currently advertising for Science Officer – Radiochemist positions. Applications close: 09 June 2021|Non-ongoing (up to 3 years)|  $98,057 – $112,161 per annum package inc 15.4% super|Yallambie, VIC

    Primary purpose of the role

    In this role, you will work under limited direction and perform a range of complex scientific and coordination tasks associated with the operation and maintenance of radiochemistry facilities. You will form part of a small team of scientific and technical-based staff engaged in the measurement of radioactivity in environmental samples and the radiological surveillance of the Australian environment. You will assist with related tasks including the implementation of relevant quality assurance programs, maintenance of records, preparation of technical reports and research activities. Performing a range of scientific tasks, you will assist ARPANSA in reporting and advising on sources of radioactivity.

    Domestic and/or international travel and field work may be required.

    Key accountabilities

    • Under limited direction and using established principles, practices and procedures, undertake a range of complex tasks associated with the radiochemical analysis of environmental samples and with the development and maintenance of a radiochemistry laboratory
    • Provide high-level support and supervision in a small team of scientific and technical staff involved in the measurement of radionuclides in environmental samples and the development of analytical techniques
    • Participate in the development and maintenance of quality-assured measurement systems, and ensure data analysis and validation is undertaken in accordance with relevant standards
    • Maintain accurate records of work performed and results obtained and prepare associated administrative and technical reports
    • Participate in, and sometimes lead, moderately complex environmental studies and assessments.

    Job specific capabilities

    To be considered for this position, you will hold a tertiary qualification in science from an Australian tertiary institution, or comparable qualification, and relevant experience which is appropriate to the duties of the position. You should possess a high level of scientific and technical expertise with a strong background in analytical chemistry and a sound knowledge in radiochemistry.

    You will have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute effectively in a team environment, sometimes in a leading role, together with the ability to liaise with all levels of staff, clients and members of the general public. You will have the ability to consistently perform efficiently and effectively at a high level and the demonstrated ability to make well-balanced and informed decisions.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate and/or overseas as required. ARPANSA requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement.

    Selection criteria

    There are five selection criteria for this role. Candidates are asked to limit their response to no more than 300 words per selection criteria.

    1. Demonstrated experience in radiochemistry techniques and with instrumentation for the measurement of radionuclides in environmental samples.
    2. Demonstrated ability to apply initiative in adapting or developing experimental methods, under limited direction, to resolve moderately complex problems.
    3. Sound knowledge and experience in applying quality management systems within a laboratory setting, with a sound awareness of laboratory safety procedures in handling hazardous substances.
    4. Demonstrated well-developed oral and written communication skills including the maintenance of technical documentation and the ability to impart technical information to non-technical personnel and clients.
    5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cultivate positive working relationships with team members and a range of stakeholders, including in the delivery of projects.

    Benefits

    • Flexible working options
    • Study assistance and salary packaging options
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Located in the leafy northern suburbs 15 km from CBD
    • Modern amenities room with garden courtyard
    • Free parking
    Link to the advert: here. 
  • 6 May 2021 2:17 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    SGS is currently advertising for Health Physicist Lead position.

    Job Description

    As part of the Australian Radiation team, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Leading the technical, operational and financial performance of the consulting business.
    • Actively provide technical governance to PRMS division, sales and calibration lab while being responsible to maintain its NATA accreditation.
    • Actively grow the client base through interaction with new and existing clients utilising the client services, calibration and sales teams.
    • Assist the Business Manager with advancing business by identifying and driving business opportunities to reduce cost or improve revenue
    • Successfully manage projects to resolution within specified timeframes and in accordance with regulatory guidelines, SGS ARS Quality Manual, Operating Procedures and Codes of Conduct
    • Provide advice pertaining to irradiating apparatus, radioactive substances and shielding design to clients
    Qualifications
    • Solid understanding of health physics, environmental physics, PRMS, calibrations and analytical services
    • Solid understanding of Victorian DHHS regulatory framework including other jurisdictions.
    • Good initiative and experience in business development to identify business opportunities
    • Previous managerial experience, including people development
    • Physics degree or other relevant degree
    • Previous relevant experience in the field
    • Working knowledge of all legislation, regulations, associated standards and codes of practice relevant to radiation health and in particular Victorian Radiation Health requirements
    • Sound knowledge and experience applying the techniques of radiation monitoring, surveying, transport and disposal
    Additional Information

    At SGS you will be part of our dynamic and innovative culture, and will be rewarded with:
    • Attractive remuneration salary packages
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Career development opportunities (nationally and/or globally)
    • Health & wellbeing incentives (gym membership rebates & discounted private health insurance)
    • Paid Parental Scheme
    • Access to financial products/services & corporate discounts
    • Ongoing training and development

    Link to the advert: here. 

  • 9 Apr 2021 2:09 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ANSTO is currently advertising for Three Health Physics Surveyor positions. Applications close: 25 April 2021 | Three positions available| Ongoing | Full Time | $62k - $81k +15.4% super |Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance |  Health & Wellbeing Programs

    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.
  • 18 Mar 2021 6:10 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ANSTO is currently advertising for a  Personal Dosimetry Officer. Applications close: 4 April 2021 | Full Time | $100k - $112k +15.4% super

    About the position
    The Personal Dosimetry Officer provides leadership and coordination of ANSTO’s personal dosimetry service (external and internal) to ANSTO staff members, contractors and visitors. This position is subject matter expert for all aspects of personal radiation dosimetry from external and internal exposure pathways.  The role ensures the accurate formal measurement and record keeping of personal ionising radiation exposure at ANSTO. It is also responsible for identifying, assessing and developing future measurement techniques as they become available for use at ANSTO for ionising and non-ionising radiation exposure situations.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Lead and mentor Occupational Hygienists, Health Physicists and Dosimetry Technicians in the provision, development, and continuous improvement of Personal Dosimetry Services and provide authoritative and expert advice to support the achievement of best practice.
    • Plans and supervises the management, calibration, maintenance of plant and equipment and services associated with the Personal Dosimetry Services including the in-vivo and in-vitro capabilities (Whole Body Monitor, Thyroid organ monitoring and Radiation Bioassay), passive external dosimetry, personal and area air sampling for measuring radioactivity.
    • Management of exposure record keeping and reporting systems within the Personal Dosimetry Services and forwarding ionising radiation dose records to the Australian National Radiation Dose Register (ANRDR).
    • Ownership and application of relevant ANSTO Radiation Protection standards, policies and guides as part of ANSTO’s WHS MS in relation to the field of dosimetry and quality assurance.  Ensure that these standards, policies and guides are appropriate, compliant with regulatory requirements and take account of international best practice.
    • Provide expert advice as part of the Safety and Reliability Assurance (SRA) process, and to the Reactor Assurance Committee (RAC); coordinate safety and radiation protection assessments and audits; and perform and assist in radiation and safety assessments, nuclear safety, and risk assessments and their review.

    Skills and Experience

    • Degree, or equivalent in Physics, Radiation Protection or other related discipline.
    • Extensive demonstrated experience of ionising radiation monitoring methods, systems, practices and equipment including the ability to manage related projects from conception through to implementation.
    • Extensive experience with the use and calibration of ionising radiation monitoring equipment.
    • Detailed knowledge of the principles of radiation detection, measurement and instrumentation, with highly developed analytical/problem solving skills.
    • Extensive current knowledge of national and international standards and best practice in personal radiation dosimetry.
    • Knowledge of quality management systems applicable to dosimetry laboratory operations.
     Link to the advert: here.
  • 16 Feb 2021 10:48 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Victorian Department of Health is currently advertising for a  Radiation Safety Officer. Applications close: 23 Feb 2021 |  Job type: Full time | Salary: $101,120 - $122,348 | Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/602475A

    About the position

    Working in the Department's Radiation Team, you will be a part of the regulation of radiation safety in Victoria. You will have responsibility for assessing applications from individuals to use radiation sources and from companies to conduct radiation practices across Victoria. You will conduct field inspections to monitor compliance with legislation of a diverse range of practices and, where necessary, enforce compliance with Victoria's Radiation Act 2005 . You will also be a part of the Department's radiation incident response team.
    Are you

    • Qualified and experienced in radiation safety or environmental health management?
    • Experienced in conducting audits and field inspections?
    • A good communicator?
    Link to the advert: here.
  • 16 Feb 2021 10:46 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Victorian Department of Health is currently advertising for a  Radiation Safety Officer. Applications close: 28 Feb 2021 |  Job type: Full time | Salary: $101,120 - $122,348 | Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/602476

    About the position
    Working in the Department's Radiation Team, you will be a part of the regulation of radiation safety in Victoria. You will have responsibility for assessing applications from individuals to use radiation sources and from companies to conduct radiation practices across Victoria. You will conduct field inspections to monitor compliance with legislation of a diverse range of practices and, where necessary, enforce compliance with Victoria's Radiation Act 2005 . You will also be a part of the Department's radiation incident response team.
    Are you

    • Qualified and experienced in radiation safety or environmental health management?
    • Experienced in conducting audits and field inspections?
    • A good communicator?
    Link to the advert: here.
  • 16 Feb 2021 10:43 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Victorian Department of Health is currently advertising for a  Radiation Safety Officer. Applications close: 25 Feb 2021 |  Job type: Part time| Salary: $87,640 - $99,438 | Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/602474

    About the position

    Working in the Department's Radiation Team, you will be a part of the regulation of radiation safety in Victoria. You will have responsibility for assessing applications from individuals to use radiation sources and from companies to conduct radiation practices across Victoria. You will conduct field inspections to monitor compliance with legislation of a diverse range of practices and, where necessary, enforce compliance with Victoria's Radiation Act 2005 . You will also be a part of the Department's radiation incident response team.
    Are you

    • Qualified and experienced in radiation safety or environmental health management?
    • Experienced in conducting audits and field inspections?
    • A good communicator?
    Link to the advert: here.
  • 10 Feb 2021 10:01 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Victorian Department of Health is currently advertising for a  Radiation Safety Officer. Applications close: 23 Feb 2021 |  Job type: Full time / until 30/06/2021| Salary: $101,120 - $122,348 | Reference: VG/532079

    About the position

    Working in the Department's Radiation Team, you will be a part of the regulation of radiation safety in Victoria. You will have responsibility for assessing applications from individuals to use radiation sources and from companies to conduct radiation practices across Victoria. You will conduct field inspections to monitor compliance with legislation of a diverse range of practices and, where necessary, enforce compliance with Victoria's Radiation Act 2005 . You will also be a part of the Department's radiation incident response team.
    Are you

    • Qualified and experienced in radiation safety or environmental health management?
    • Experienced in conducting audits and field inspections?
    • A good communicator?
    Link to the advert: here.
  • 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

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