Health Physicist

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Job Title Health Physicist
Job Reference DIA0971/TH
Post Type Full time, permanent
Division CEO
Salary information Circa £30k, a higher salary is available depending upon experience and qualifications.
Application deadline 16/11/2014
Date of interviews


Job Description

An exciting opportunity awaits the successful candidate working at the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, conducting world-class research in virtually all fields of science. Located 20 minutes from Oxford, it sits in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers rewarding career opportunities.

We require a degree qualified Physicist to provide Health Physics services to Diamond. You will have previous experience of working in Radiation Protection or a Health Physics environment and a good knowledge of the IRR 1999 , including the Approved Code of Practice and the Environmental Permitting Regulations.  The day to day activities will include; performing radiation surveys, assisting with personnel dosimetry and associated record keeping, delivering Radiation Safety training, to name a few.

Duties

To provide health physics services to Diamond. The successful applicant will carry out the following duties:

  • Performing radiation surveys during the commissioning and operation of the Diamond accelerators and beamlines;
  • Assisting with the supply of personnel dosimetry and associated record keeping;
  • Assisting with the writing of appropriate Local Rules and Systems of work;
  • Supervising purchase, transport and disposal of radioactive sources and waste and associated record keeping;
  • Provision of radiation safety training;
  • Carry out risk assessments for work with radiation;
  • Assessment and validation of Experimental Risk Assessments from Diamond Users;
  • Assist in performing calculations of the shielding required for the accelerators, beamlines, labyrinths and ducts etc
  • Promote appropriate radiation safety policies and a strong safety culture;
  • Deputising for the Health Physics Team Leader as required.

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • Qualified to degree level in physics, or other relevant discipline;
  • Experience of working in Radiation Protection or Health Physics environment;
  • Good knowledge of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, including its Approved Code of Practice and the Environmental Permitting Regulations;
  • Experience of radiation monitoring, including neutron fields, detectors, dosimetry and dose control;
  • Able to work unsupervised, methodically and reliably;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Able to work as part of a small team;
  • Numerate;
  • Manage own workload;
  • IT literate, including familiarity with spreadsheets and databases;
  • Available to travel in the UK and abroad, including occasional periods away from home;
  • Available to work flexibly, including occasionally out of normal working hours or week-ends.

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Experience of working in a synchrotron radiation environment would be an advantage, although training can be provided;
  • Experience in the use of shielding codes and Monte Carlo simulations (e.g. Fluka).

Further Information

  • Available to travel in the UK and abroad, including occasional periods away from home;
  • Available to work flexibly, including occasionally out of normal working hours or week-ends.

Applying for employment

For further details on applying for employment at Diamond, please visit our 'Application Form' page.

Appointments will be made depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Electronic Diamond application forms in MS-Word are preferred. These should be emailed to recruitment@diamond.ac.uk



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