A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The EHS/Radiation Safety Service Health Physicist reports to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and will be responsible for the design, development, management and implementation of assigned radiation safety programs at the University of Michigan.
Responsibilities include coordinating, auditing, and participating in radiological safety activities relating to the safe use of radiation and radioactive materials in research laboratories and various health care facilities; develop and implement departmental radiological safety policies and procedures; conduct radiation and contamination surveys, shielding assessments, facility decontamination and decommissioning, effluent and environmental monitoring, radioactive material and radiation-producing device inventories, radioactive material transfers and shipments, sealed source leak tests and inventories, and internal and external radiation dose assessments and ALARA investigations. The individual will also conduct, coordinate, and oversee the routine calibration, maintenance, repair, and operation of various monitoring and measuring instrumentation; provide radiological safety and regulatory compliance training to staff, faculty, and students; respond to, evaluate, and participate in mitigating radiological emergencies and radioactive spills; implement security measures (10 CFR 37) at secured facilities; interpret and comprehend federal, state, and local standards, rules, and regulations concerning radiological health and safety issues and implement programs to ensure compliance. Upon completion of departmentally provided training, duties may also include participation on the departmental after-hours emergency response on-call team, for radiological, chemical, and biological incidents and other job-related duties as assigned.
BS in Health Physics/Radiological Health, Medical Physics, or equivalent radiological safety experience. Certifiable by the American Board of Health Physics.
Candidate must have practical experience in health physics/ radiological safety activities, practices and principles, and have good oral, written, instructional and computer skills.
Must be able to pass a physical exam for emergency response wearing personal protective equipment, including respirators. Previous DOT and/or HazWoper training, as well as, knowledge of University policies and procedures is desirable. Employment is contingent on passing an NRC-required trustworthy and reliable background check and criminal history records check for unescorted access into a secured facility (10 CFR 37.25).
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.