Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and in locations around the world, including deep underground mines in Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.
The Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) Section seeks a Radiation Physicist II to join the ESH Radiation Physics Science team.
The position is based in Batavia, IL and will require working onsite periodically each week.
Lead efforts to monitor the Laboratory's implementation of environment, safety and health policies with special emphasis on those related to radiological control.
Lead several significant portions of the radiological control program and may include some supervision of personnel.
Lead investigations of radiological occurrences.
Prepare radiological work control documents.
Prepare technical documentation of radiological control measures, radiological measurements, shielding calculations, and/or environmental radiological conditions.
Support other Fermilab groups in the development of new scientific facilities with respect to radiological control.
Conduct analyses designed to keep doses as low as reasonably achievable.
Lead reviews of designs of new and modified facilities with respect to radiological concerns.
Train personnel at all levels in radiation safety requirements both informally and as part of the overall laboratory training program, with some participation in the development of the content of the training.
Participate in program assessment and quality assurance activities, and maintain records related to assignment, including the conduct and evaluation of radiological surveys.
Lead or participate in efforts to perform radiation shielding calculations related to the control of radioactive material hazards, prompt radiation from accelerators, or radiological environmental releases.
Conduct and evaluate radiological surveys.
Other duties as assigned.
Abide by and be responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position.
Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
We Are Looking For
Bachelor’s Degree in Health Physics or related field (e.g., Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry, Biology) and 3 years of experience or Master’s Degree and 1+ years
or equivalent combination of education and training
Knowledge of ALARA principles, radiological work control processes, and radiological survey instrumentation
Knowledge of Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulatory requirements
Experience in an analytical radiochemistry laboratory environment
Experience interpreting radiological standards
Knowledge of computational techniques for shielding estimation (e.g., MARS, MCNP, FLUKA)
Demonstrated ability to perform radiation studies, evaluate dosimetry reports, and prepare technical documents
Knowledge of waste disposal techniques, emergency procedures, radiological assessment and Quality Assurance preferred
Experience performing analysis of radiological releases to air and water preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interface effectively with the Laboratory user/visitor community and employees, management and Department Of Energy (DOE) officials as required
Proven track record to function independently, demonstrating self-motivation and initiative
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.
We are strategic risk takers, innovators and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.
We offer a full benefits package, including vision and dental.
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