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Health Physicist 1

Stanford University
Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States

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Four-Year Institution

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Health Physicist 1🔍Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States📁Health and Safety📅Jun 17, 2024 Post Date📅103650 Requisition #The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) at Stanford University, as part of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR), supports and advances the teaching, learning and research activities at Stanford by promoting a safe and healthy campus environment. Our mission is to provide and coordinate programs and services that minimize safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks in a manner consistent with fiscal and environmental stewardship. We are comprised of 9 technical groups with more than 50 specialists who work in the field with top researchers, faculty, staff, and students to support the mission and research of Stanford University. The work environment is team-oriented, collaborative, deadline-driven, and dynamic.

Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:
● We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
● We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
● We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
● We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
● We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.

EH&S's Health Physics program is seeking a Health Physicist for a one-year fixed term to support the radiation safety program. Areas of focus will include the Stanford University cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities, and clinical support at Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH), and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). In this challenging and rewarding position, you will work under general supervision to administer and implement technical and operational functions of radiation safety programs to meet safety requirements and provide protection against exposure. You will maintain active CRAs and perform radiological hazard evaluations, perform program management duties focused on routine research/medical facilities inspections, data gathering, establishing control measures, and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Support the University’s Molecular Imaging program, which includes two isotope-generating cyclotrons. Be part of the Y90 radioembolization team by supporting dose preparation, written directive preparation review, documentation, radiation safety training, assist Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine team in administering the program. Provide Health Physics support for the Theragnostics program, which includes researching new radioisotope therapies and employee and patient radiation safety. If you have a strong science background, a keen interest in researching new radioisotope therapies and employee and patient radiation safety, and know how to build strong relationships in the community you work in, this position may be the right career opportunity for you!

In this role, you will:

    Review, audit, and oversee the use of radioactive material, level of exposure, and safety requirements in research laboratories, medical institutions, and/or other operational environments by: evaluating and investigating radioactive machines for usage; and safety level; supervising receipt and disposal of radioactive materials; calibrating radiation-producing and detecting equipment and helping minimize radiation exposure; performing periodic safety and instrumentation inspections, contamination and radiation surveys; and ensuring work is performed in complianceProvide training to staff, researchers, graduate students, or others utilizing or working with radiation-related machines/work areas.Revise and contribute to the development of safety policies/procedures; document radiological protection measures, and submission to radiation protection manager.May provide training and coaching to health physicist technicians and other workers.
Additionally, you will:

    Audit, inspect and advise the radiation safety programs of the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford that includes isotope generating cyclotron facilities, its associated radiochemistry labs and imaging and use facilities. Assist the Senior Health Physicist in the oversight of the radiation safety program in these areas by investigating and reporting on incidents and reviewing routine operations of the facilities.Work in the Medical Health Physics program auditing, inspecting and adivising Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, and Oncology in the safe use of radioactive material and x-ray generating devices at both Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and at the VAPAHCS. Assist the Senior Health Physicist in the oversight of the radiation safety programs in these areas by investigating and reporting on incidents and reviewing routine operations of the facilities.Provide support for radioisotope cancer therapies.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in health physics, radiation physics, medical physics, nuclear engineering, or related field. Three years of applicable experience in health physics and program management performing duties similar to those listed above.

To be successful in this position, you need to bring:

    Demonstrated experience implementing and administering radiation safety programs.Demonstrated ability to review and evaluate usage and safety level of radioactive material and machines.Demonstrated ability calibrating radiation-producing and detecting equipment and performing safety inspections.In-depth knowledge of radiation protection regulations at federal, state, and local levels.Demonstrated experience in the design of radiation shielding, safety devices, and radiation machines.Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences and to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
Additionally, it is preferred that you bring:

    Experience working with positron emitting isotopes, typical research isotopes (P32, H3, C14, S35, etc.), and Y90 and I131 clinical therapiesClinical experience desired; demonstrated sensitivity in working in patient rooms and addressing patient concerns without improper interference in patient/doctor communications.

    Occasionally stand/walk; frequently sitting; rarely kneel/crawl; occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders; frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation; rarely grasp forcefully; frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, write by hand; rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop; occasionally operate foot and/or hand controls.Frequently lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds; rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-40 pounds or more.Able to wear a respirator and perform duties while wearing.Auditory acuity to hear clicks and buzzers for detection equipment.Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California non-commercial driver class license. Ability to drive day and night.

    May be exposed to radioactive materials and/or ionizing radiation, Class IIIB or IV lasers, magnetic or electromagnetic fields, and lead.May be exposed to biohazards (urine, blood, feces) while working with patients and/or animals in ER's, OR's or IR's (interventional radiology). Must gown up for sterile environments.May require travel to off campus locations.

    When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
The expected pay range for this position is $99,000 to $115,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process

Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

    Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources by submitting a contact form.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4391
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 103650
  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible, On Site


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