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Personal Dosimetry Officer

ANSTO - Australia,

Government, Defence & Emergency
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  • Ongoing | Full Time | $100k - $112k +15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • A unique opportunity to use your skills to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of ANSTO’s dosimetry services

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes. We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits. Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment. ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research. Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

About the position

The Personal Dosimetry Officer provides leadership and coordination of ANSTO’s personal dosimetry service (external and internal) to ANSTO staff members, contractors and visitors. This position is subject matter expert for all aspects of personal radiation dosimetry from external and internal exposure pathways. The role ensures the accurate formal measurement and record keeping of personal ionising radiation exposure at ANSTO. It is also responsible for identifying, assessing and developing future measurement techniques as they become available for use at ANSTO for ionising and non-ionising radiation exposure situations.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Lead and mentor Occupational Hygienists, Health Physicists and Dosimetry Technicians in the provision, development, and continuous improvement of Personal Dosimetry Services and provide authoritative and expert advice to support the achievement of best practice.
  • Plans and supervises the management, calibration, maintenance of plant and equipment and services associated with the Personal Dosimetry Services including the in-vivo and in-vitro capabilities (Whole Body Monitor, Thyroid organ monitoring and Radiation Bioassay), passive external dosimetry, personal and area air sampling for measuring radioactivity.
  • Management of exposure record keeping and reporting systems within the Personal Dosimetry Services and forwarding ionising radiation dose records to the Australian National Radiation Dose Register (ANRDR).
  • Ownership and application of relevant ANSTO Radiation Protection standards, policies and guides as part of ANSTO’s WHS MS in relation to the field of dosimetry and quality assurance. Ensure that these standards, policies and guides are appropriate, compliant with regulatory requirements and take account of international best practice.
  • Provide expert advice as part of the Safety and Reliability Assurance (SRA) process, and to the Reactor Assurance Committee (RAC); coordinate safety and radiation protection assessments and audits; and perform and assist in radiation and safety assessments, nuclear safety, and risk assessments and their review.
Skills and Experience
  • Degree, or equivalent in Physics, Radiation Protection or other related discipline.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience of ionising radiation monitoring methods, systems, practices and equipment including the ability to manage related projects from conception through to implementation.
  • Extensive experience with the use and calibration of ionising radiation monitoring equipment.
  • Detailed knowledge of the principles of radiation detection, measurement and instrumentation, with highly developed analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Extensive current knowledge of national and international standards and best practice in personal radiation dosimetry.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems applicable to dosimetry laboratory operations.
“The Personal Dosimetry Officer is a technical specialist on ANSTO personal dosimetry services, instrumentation and calibration and coordinates the development and improvement of dosimetry quality management systems documentation. ”

Carmen Naylor & Human Health Monitoring Leader

Why join ANSTO?

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:
  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities
  • Performance based salary increases
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions
Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Carmen Naylor on (02) 9717 9785. For all other queries please contact the Recruitment Team on +61 (02) 9717 9719.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment

Applications must be submitted online.

In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes – and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.

Applications close: 4 April 2021