Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director for Radiation Safety Programs and chief radiation safety officer, the Director is responsible for the day to day management of the Joint Radiation Safety Program of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), ColumbiaDoctors faculty practices, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) and its affiliates, for all elements relating to non-research clinical operations and research involving human subjects.
Environmental Health & Safety Columbia University, a world-renowned academic research institution in New York City, is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support its mission of excellence in education, research and patient care.
The University's Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for its staff, students, patients, neighbors and the surrounding community. The mission of EH&S is to provide expert guidance and timely service to the University community through its commitment to health and safety. By employing best practices, encouraging collaborations, and building long term relationships, EH&S promotes a productive and safety conscious work environment.
EH&S provides a broad range of services and actively develops partnerships with faculty and departmental personnel to ensure a safe work environment and compliance with University policies and applicable regulations in the most efficient manner possible. These endeavors are realized through programs such as safety training, laboratory and chemical safety, hazardous waste management, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, asbestos and lead management, biological safety, fire safety, chemical tracking and radiation protection.
The primary goals of EH&S are to: - Create effective health and safety programs - Minimize risk of exposure to hazardous chemical, physical or biological agents - Minimize risk of work-related injury and illness - Minimize risk to the environment - Attain these goals with a minimum burden on patient care, education, and research activities
General Minimum Qualifications: The Radiation Safety Office (RSO) became part of EH&S in January 2010. At that time, the University created a new dual position of Executive Director of Radiation Safety Programs and Chief Radiation Safety Officer (the "Executive Director"). The Executive Director provides innovative and strategic leadership and directs, leads, promotes and supports a comprehensive radiation safety program throughout the University and its affiliates, including on the University's campuses at Columbia University Medical Center, Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Nevis Laboratories; New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia); Columbia's Faculty Practice Organization in Manhattan; the New York State Psychiatric Institute; Barnard College and the University's Research Vessel. The consolidation of the RSO within EH&S was part of a long‐term effort to ensure consistency in the application of University policies and governmental regulations and better coordination with respect to the management of the University's radiation safety programs and the delivery of services to investigators.
The EH&S is one of the components that make up the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR). The EVPR, reporting directly to the President of the University, has overall responsibility for the University's entire research enterprise. The Office of the EVPR establishes and administers the policies governing the conduct of research at the University and oversees the management of its research programs. It also assists investigators seeking external funding, promotes interdisciplinary research and awards seed money for early stage investigations.
The Radiation Safety Program Columbia's radiation safety program is one of the largest programs in New York City, with more than 120 research users of radioactive materials or radiation generating equipment in research and approximately 3,000 personnel involved in clinical uses of radiation. Together, the combined facilities hold 12 RAM licenses (Broad scope 6, Specific 4, Air discharge 2) and 25 Radiation-producing equipment (x-ray) licenses and permits issued by the New York City Department of Health, the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: M.S. degree in Medical Physics or related discipline, 2 or more years in the related field, must hold or be eligible for New York State licensure as a Medical Physicist in Diagnostic Radiological Physics; board certification by ABR or ABMP preferred. Ph.D. and experience in biomedical research in a healthcare setting a plus. Ability to set priorities, manage a diverse team of specialists, meet deadlines, take initiative, manage projects and work independently. Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, verbal, written and personal communication skills and teamwork required.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172754
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