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Argonne National Laboratory Health Physicist in Lemont, Illinois

Health Physicist

Requisition Number: 406996 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Safety and Quality Assurance Division: WSH-Worker Safety and Health

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PT3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne National Laboratory is searching for a talented Health Physicist to join its Radiological Protection Program. This role provides operational and technical health physics support for the laboratory including planning, implementing, and supervising radiation protection activities for work with ionizing radiation. As the Health Physicist you will prevent or minimize exposure to onsite personnel, the surrounding public, and the environment while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.

A successful candidate for this role would be able to propose and conduct research and development projects in applied health physics to improve the radiological protection program.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Knowledge of health physics and radiation protection theory and practice, the measurement and analysis of ionizing radiation and radioactivity, radiation protection standards, emergency response, and decontamination and disposal procedures are required.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art detection and quantification instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of shielding design techniques, methods for contamination control, and ALARA principles are required.
  • Ability to apply health physics principles to the operational demands of a research and development organization.
  • Proven oral and written skills to effectively communicate problems and solutions to workers and management.
  • Ability to make judgments and decisions; and to maintain interpersonal relations are essential.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of particle accelerator operations is highly desired.
  • Familiarity with computer applications for shielding and dose assessment/estimation; such as MCNP, Microshield, etc. is highly desired.
  • Ability to review and understand computer simulations developed to evaluate radiological hazards at accelerator facilities.
  • Degree in Engineering or Physics desired.
  • CHP is desired but not required.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PT3 or PT4) dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills brought to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience. The requirements of the various levels are as follows:

  • At a PT3 Level: Bachelor’s and 4+ years or equivalent, some occupations may require graduate degree and 2+ years or equivalent
  • At a PT4 Level: Bachelor’s and 6+ years or equivalent, some occupations may require graduate degree and 4+ years or equivalent

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