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Radiological Control/Accelerator Safety Subject Matter Expert

Job ID 1919 Date posted 10/21/2019

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Maintaining and protecting the radiological safety and health of BNL employees, the public and the environment is our mission. Our professionals and technicians are certified and provide expertise in support of the overall BNL mission by use of field deployed Facility Support personnel, an accredited Personnel Monitoring service, a fully functional Instrumentation & Calibration facility, expertise in Radiological Engineering, and the handling of Isotopes and Special Nuclear Materials.

Serve as the institution’s accelerator safety subject matter expert (SME).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional Health Physics support and oversight to the Laboratory in the area of Accelerator safety basis.
  • Support the development of Safety Assessment Documents (SADs), Accelerator Safety Envelopes (ASEs), and procedures needed to ensure safe accelerator commissioning and operations.
  • Review and recommend for approval all radiation protection aspects during design, operation, and maintenance of BNL accelerators and associated systems.
  • Review engineering designs for new or modified accelerator facilities.
  • Participate as a member on organizational radiation safety committees.
  • Participate as a member of the Laboratory’s Safety Basis/Nuclear Safety Sub-Committee.
  • Participate as a member of Internal Readiness Reviews (IRRs) and Accelerator Readiness Reviews (ARRs).
  • Perform documented assessments of key accelerator safety programs such as Configuration Management (CM), Unreviewed Safety Issue (USI) Process, and hazard identification as a part of BNL’s Contractor Assurance Program.
  • Network with other DOE contractor accelerator safety professionals.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering, or other closely related field or study; at least 3 years progressively responsible related work experience; familiarity with DOE Occupational Radiation Protection regulations (i.e., 10CFR835) and applicable radiation protection standards; experience performing or evaluating hazards analyses or radiological shielding designs; excellent teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Masters’ degree in physics, engineering, or closely related field of study.
  • Specialized certifications such as National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologist (NRRPT), Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Successful completion of one part of the American Board of Health Physics Certification (CHP) Examination.
  • Work experience at a particle accelerator or in a position providing oversight to an operating facility’s safety basis.
  • Served on an Accelerator Readiness Review (ARR) team or other facility readiness review team.
  • Familiarity with Monte Carlo simulation codes (e.g., MCNP, FLUKA, etc.) and their use in validating facility shielding.
Other Information:
  • Occasional travel (once or twice a year) to other DOE National Labs.
Environmental, Health and Safety Considerations:
  • Moderate lifting (less than 30 lbs.)
  • Alertness, hearing alarms, understanding speech and speaking/communication.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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