Director of Radiation Safety
University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA

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Director of Radiation Safety- Environmental and Emergency Management

University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Director of Radiation Safety acts in the capacity of Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and is responsible for management, oversight and compliance of the radiation safety program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML). The program is governed by a broad scope type-A radioactive materials license, a nuclear research reactor license, and special nuclear material license issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well as its x-ray, multiple research labs and laser safety programs. This position reports to the Environmental and Emergency Management Department.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Master's degree in health physics, radiological health or related field
-A minimum of three years experience in radiation protection and compliance program supervision in a research and/or educational environment
-Knowledge of radiological health regulations and requirements; health physics principles and practices; the uses and applications of radioactive materials and radiation producing devices and laboratory instrumentation; relevant federal and state laws, standards, and regulations (e.g., radioactive materials, environmental monitoring and NRC guidelines); instrumentation and techniques used to detect and analyze radiation
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Eligible for board certification in health physics (CHP) (obtainable within 12 months) CHP is a plus
-A proven track record of increasing responsibility; prior experience as a radiation safety officer would be a plus
-Strong oral and written communication, team building, interpersonal, program management and evaluation, decision making and computer skills
- Must have a valid driver's license and a willingness to drive between campuses and to off campus assignments

Preferred Qualifications:

-A PhD in health physics, radiological health or related field is a plus
-Certification in Health Physics is a plus
-Knowledge and ability sufficient to perform compliance and oversight of facilities that include a nuclear research reactor, Cobalt-60 gamma irradiators, and an accelerator a plus

To view the full job description and apply, please visit Please submit a Cover Letter, curriculum vitae , and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving your application.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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