Health Physicist / Senior Health Physicist

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Job Title Health Physicist / Senior Health Physicist
Job Reference DIA0541/SB
Post Type
Division Technical
Salary information Band 5; £28,000 - £39,000. Band 4 (higher level); £36,000 - £49,000.
Application deadline 27/11/2009
Date of interviews 15/12/2009


Job Description

Diamond Light Source is a new synchrotron and a leading scientific facility of its type in the world. Located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire, we host facilities supporting cutting edge research in all fields of science.

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;
  • 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.

For appointment at the higher level;

  • Manage the supply of personnel dosimetry and associated record keeping;
  • Writing appropriate Local Rules and Systems of work;
  • Manage provision of radiation safety training;
  • Perform calculations of the shielding required for the accelerators, beamlines, labyrinths and ducts etc.
  • Deputising for the Head of the Health Physics Group as required;
  • Management of two technical staff.

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • Qualified to degree level in physics, or other relevant discipline;
  • 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 get on with staff at all levels;
  • Able to work as part of a small team;
  • Numerate;
  • Manage own workload;
  • Methodical and organised;
  • 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.

Essential, for appointment at the higher level;

  • Post graduate degree in radiation protection, or other relevant qualification;
  • Willingness to work towards RPA accreditation;
  • Substantial experience of working in a radiation protection environment;   
  • Thorough knowledge of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, including its Approved Code of Practice and the Radioactive Substances Act 1993;
  • Manage own workload, and that of others;
  • Line management experience in a similar environment.

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  •  Knowledge of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, including its Approved Code of Practice and the Radioactive Substances Act 1993;
  • Experience of working in a radiation environment;
  • Experience of working in a synchrotron radiation environment would be an advantage, although training can be provided;
  • Willingness to work towards RPA accreditation;
  • IT literate, including familiarity with spreadsheets and databases.
  • Manage the work of others.

Further Information

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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