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Health Physicist - Radiological and Environment Management

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, US
Closing date
Aug 1, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Summary
This position could be filled at the next higher level. The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.

The Health Physicist under general supervision of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), will perform duties related to the recognition, evaluation and control of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation at the West Lafayette and regional campuses.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Physics or closely related field (i.e., Environmental Health, Chemistry, Biology or Physics, etc.)
  • Previous work experience in health physics, desired
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of health physics and the federal radiation regulations (Title 10)
  • Must be able to develop and present training programs
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships and build mutual trust and respect with others, and maintain them over time
  • Must have a high standard of integrity, performance, and professional behavior
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to achieve consensus and convince others to change their minds and/or actions
  • A strong commitment to customer service and the philosophy of the REM Mission Statement
  • Value diversity by working effectively with people from different viewpoints and backgrounds
  • May involve exposure to heights, extreme temperatures, hazardous chemicals, close spaces
  • Ability to lift and carry 10 to 25 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license

  • Two years previous experience in Health Physics
  • Working experience in an academic environment, hospital or research facility

Additional Information:
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check is required for employment in this position
  • This position is subject to 24-hour call back for emergencies
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
Benefits Eligibility
All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University's expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.
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