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  • 17 Jan 2022 1:05 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application Closing Date: Sunday 23rd of January 2022

    4 year term | Full Time | $85k - $96k +15.4% super

    The Role
    Synroc has been given the challenge of developing markets for ANSTO’s wasteform science and processing technology and develop tailored solutions for nuclear waste stream including advancement of engineering designs and solutions for waste processing plants and equipment within ANSTO and for external clients.

    About us
    ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    • Undertake world leading wasteform research and design wasteforms tailored for the clients’ waste streams and to facilitate the translation from concept to engineering solution, allowing ANSTO Synroc to demonstrate the feasibility of its technologies at engineering scale.
    • Under direction conduct research work in the area of nuclear waste materials including innovative research concepts that add value to ANSTO’s research outputs in the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle.
    • Provide scientific support and advice the ANSTO Synroc team and to stakeholders including the ability to provide assessment of experimental and model-based evaluation.
    • Produce and present research of an international standard, publish in high quality refereed journals and produce other reputable publications reflecting the application of nuclear wasteform design, chemistry and structure-function behaviour.

    Link to the advert: here. 

  • 17 Jan 2022 1:01 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application Closing Date: Sunday 30th of January 2022

    Fixed Term - 3 Years | Full Time | $74k - $96k +15.4% super

    The Role
    The overarching role of the Radon Software/Instrument Technician is to take primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of  specialised software and electronic components in order to enhance commercial sales of world-leading ANSTO built equipment, and to facilitate the generation of high quality experimental radon datasets for use by the environmental research community

    About US
    ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    • Responsible for the design, maintenance and development of multi-platform (PC/Linux) control and measurement software to interface with scientific analytical instruments;
    • Assist in the assembly and testing of electronic components and systems of in-house instruments or equipment;
    • Administer communication networks enabling remote operation and control of analytical instruments worldwide;
    • Perform troubleshooting, acquisition, quality control and preliminary data processing of incoming data from analytical instruments and provision of data to researchers;
    • Prepare processed radon datasets for delivery to local and public archives for use by the environmental research community;
    • Participate in fieldwork activities to install new instruments and/or perform instrument maintenance;
    • Communicate effectively with internal/external stakeholders and establish productive working relationships;
    • Contribute as an effective team member. Work collaboratively, sharing information, knowledge and expertise. Respond to requests in a timely manner;
    • Contribute to the management of safety, regulatory, environmental and quality requirements by:
      • Working to safety, regulatory, environmental and quality requirements to ensure laboratories comply, at all times, with relevant standards, regulatory framework and procedures.
      • Fulfilling Work Health & Safety Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Actions as specified in the ANSTO WHS Management System.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 17 Jan 2022 12:56 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application Closing Date: Friday 4th of February 2022

    HP4 |$112,241 - $120,780  (plus super)  |Brisbane - North

    The Role
    Reporting to the Manager, Compliance and Approval Operations, you will monitor and enforce compliance with the Radiation Safety Act 1999 and promote the radiation safety and protection of persons and the environment. You will utilise your scientific and health physics knowledge to analyse evidence, data and research relevant to radiation safety and security, and assist with the planning and implementation of radiation safety interventions. Additionally, you will provide radiation-related scientific advice to various key stakeholders and provide regular reports and presentations.

    About our Team
    The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland. We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to work with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace. Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.

    The Prevention Division delivers policies, programs, services and regulatory functions that aim to improve the health of the Queensland population by promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, detecting and preventing disease and injury; and supporting high quality healthcare service delivery. The Office of the Chief Health Officer & DDG Prevention Division coordinates advice and support to the Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director General Prevention Division in the management and resolution of critical policy and operational issues affecting the division.

    Our Ideal Candidate
    Will have:
    • Demonstrated high level knowledge, expertise and skills in health physics or a radiation related science or as a general specialist in one or more of the medical, industrial, environmental or regulatory compliance specialty areas, and the ability to independently assess radiation health and safety in established radiation practice types
    • Proven ability to provide high level scientific advice to a range of audiences
    • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage specific investigations, research, and projects, and to critically analyse data.

    Link to the advert: here. 

  • 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. 

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