The Department of Radiation Safety at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Radiation Safety Specialist. This position is responsible for the radiation protection of all research laboratories and medical facilities on all campuses of WVU and WVUMedicine and its affiliated hospitals. This position assists to expand, implement, coordinate and maintain a comprehensive radiation safety program.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Implement program for maintaining occupational radiation exposures.
Assist Director with consultations in evaluation of the radiation safety aspects.
Perform radiation monitoring, evaluate bioassays, and monitor personnel radiation exposure and bioassay records for high exposures.
Determine presence and extent of radiological hazards.
Ensure that appropriate radiation safety assessments are made.
Establish a radiation protection protocol and computer based learning training.
Perform health physics computations.
Perform monitoring of patient radiation exposure.
Travel to WVU Medicine and its affiliated hospitals.
Bachelor's degree in health physics, physical science, safety engineering, safety management, environmental health and safety, or a related field of science
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered
Four (4) years of experience in the management and implementation of radiation safety/health physics and/or health and safety compliance
Knowledge of operational aspects of radiation protection, health effects and radiation detection
Knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to the use of radioactive materials
Excellent ability to develop, implement and enforce radiation safety programs and protocols
Superb skills in performing radiation safety inspections and ensuring compliance
Valid driver's license
Must be able to obtain and maintain Trustworthy and Reliability Status at WVU and WVUMedicine as required by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (IOCFR37)
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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctora...l Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.