Health Physicist II, Senior Health Physicist

East Lansing, MI
Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5035

Internal Posting Date: 03-01-2017

Internal Closing Date: 03-07-2017

External Closing Date: 04-01-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Health Physicist II

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Multiple Position Numbers:

Multiple Position Numbers: No

Major Administrative Unit/College: Vice President Research and Graduate Studies

Primary Department: 10059708 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

Appointment Basis:

Appointment Status:

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Standard 8-5

Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Limited Term/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information: This is an off-date position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Negotiable

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 13

Position Summary: This position will assist the Radiation Safety Officer with the development, implementation, and oversight of Michigan State University's NRC Type A Broad Scope License including: Protecting people and the environment from radioactivity; Ensure proper and safe working conditions for all; Assess potential environmental impact and ensure that the facility complies with federal regulations; Assist other professionals like engineers and scientists in designing facilities and new radiation-control programs; Review and recommend radiation safety measures to facility and equipment; Provide guidelines and regulations on suitable radiation control programs; Help in the right selection, purchase and maintenance of radiation protection, laboratory, and detection equipment; Prepare emergency plans with safety canons to minimize health physics problems; Review all radiological monitoring data; Assure safe use of radiation source at all levels; Ensure that the effects of radiation exposure are minimal; Recommend to management new methods and equipment for use in radiation work and remedial measure for problems; Use mathematical concepts to design varied principles and theories related to the subject matter; Provide training programs for future health physicists; Report on radiation safety and health developments to the management; Attend training programs or scientific conferences, seminars, etc., to remain updated with new technologies, policies and standards; Assume designation of acting Radiation Safety Officer during Radiation Safety Officer absences.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in health physics, medical physics, or other related science degree; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in health physics, including tracking of authorized users, use locations, radioactive sources, radioactive waste, and equipment; monitoring exposures to the public and occupational workers; tracking and maintaining exposure to radiation and releases to the environment ALARA; providing effective training; monitoring compliance with all applicable regulations and license conditions; performing laboratory setup and laboratory decommissioning, assisting the activities of the Radiation Safety Committee; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Master's Degree in Health Physics. Three to five years of specialized experience with one or more of the following: Research particle accelerators, Commercial particle accelerators, Animal nuclear medicine, Human nuclear medicine, Sealed sources, Radiochemistry, Bench research, Environmental impact analysis, Low level radioactive waste management.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable): Duties associated with this position involve risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety , such as exposure to lead, chemotherapy, formaldehyde, asbestos, ionizing radiation, etc.; lifting up to 70 pounds; carrying up to 20 pounds; pushing/pulling, and climbing.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV

Optional Applicant Documents: Cover Letter

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

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Union Affiliation: Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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