Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opening for a Junior Health Physicist to join the Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection Department in the Environment, Health, & Safety Division. The Health Physicist will provide technical field support for assigned areas to resolve issues related to health physics, radiological materials and/or radiation generating devices as applicable to LBNL operations. Additionally, this role will assist with updating regulatory and site-required documents such as policies, procedures and technical basis documents to ensure LBNL radiation protection programs meet all regulatory requirements.
This is a great opportunity to be mentored by an experienced Radiation Protection team and work on a variety of assignments across the Laboratory, to build a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution!
What You Will Do:
Provide guidance, direction and recommendations to scientific research and operations personnel regarding effective and compliant implementation of radiation protection policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements.
Analyze, interpret and recommend radiological safety engineering and ALARA concepts required to maintain a safe workplace for employees performing radiological work.
Perform radiological hazard reviews, ALARA reviews and evaluate work plans to develop safety controls to establish safe work environments.
Respond to, investigate, and report on-site radiological emergencies and incidents.
Develop and deliver training to Berkeley Lab personnel.
Perform observations of experiment and work activities to ensure safe work practices and compliance with radiation protection policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements.
Develop and maintain close relationships with Laboratory personnel, anticipating their needs and supporting planning and implementing their objectives by furnishing radiation protection input.
Develop and maintain technical program documentation, software and hardware in subject areas assigned ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
Evaluate performance of assigned technical programs to identify potential improvements.
Compile and submit regulatory reports, requests for information and other regulatory information as assigned.
Review federal, state and local laws, pertaining to radiation protection, to identify changes regarding statutes and rulings.
Review and analyze the results of radiation protection surveys or inspections to ensure quality, procedural compliance, and best practices.
Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Health Physics or Radiological Engineering or a closely related field and up to 3 years of relevant professional experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of federal regulatory requirements for the management of radioactive materials and radiation generating devices.
Knowledge of basic health physics theories, principles and practices.
Ability to anticipate programmatic needs and assist in planning and implementing improvements and responses to regulatory changes in collaboration with other Radiation Protection Group personnel.
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to successfully deliver customer service based technical support with the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with a variety of personnel at all levels of an organization.
Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, including routinely lifting and transporting 40 lbs, frequently bending and stooping, standing and walking for 4 to 6 hours per day. Some duties of this position require up to 4 hours per day of the following types of hand use: fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping. Incumbent will be required to successfully pass a routine medical examination as well as successfully pass applicable training including Respirator Fit Testing, formal HAZWOPER training, and other related emergency response training.
Advanced graduate degree in Physics, Health Physics or Radiological Engineering or a closely related field and/or applicable professional certifications.
Field experience of operational health physics.
Relevant professional certification.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be required to work across LBNL site, inside and outside buildings and at off-site locations, including in the field. Access to construction and demolition sites is required. Exposure to hazardous materials and hazardous energy sources is likely. Exposure to sources of ionizing radiation and radioactive materials is likely. Security vetting for access to nuclear materials is required. Access to permitted hazardous waste storage facilities is required. This position fulfills an Radiation Protection Group role requiring emergency on-call duties.
Berkeley Lab is the home of the Advanced Light Source synchrotron, the 88-Inch Cyclotron, the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator Facility, the Molecular Foundry, the National Center for Electron Microscopy, the Glenn T Seaborg Center and many other facilities of note using radioactive materials or radiation generating devices.
Work will primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 92126
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.