Radiation Safety Specialist - Office of the Vice Provost for Research - (19002028)
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre-award administration of grants and contracts; supporting investigators in developing proposals and funding strategies for their research and scholarship; protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property; oversight of the use human subjects, animals, biological and chemical hazardous agents, select agents, blood borne pathogens, radioactive materials and lasers in research, teaching and training; environmental health and safety; implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship; and working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the University that encourages and facilitates research. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research and protecting the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning, and oversight. The OVPR also works closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. Additionally, the OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.
Under general supervision, the incumbent will play a key role in the Radiation Safety Program (RSP). The RSP includes both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation emitting sources. The Radiation Safety Specialist reports directly to the Radiation Safety Officer and will handle many operational duties associated with the RSP. Essentials functions include: manages the distribution, record management and collection of radiation monitoring devices; assists with annual x-ray inspections of all registered x-ray equipment; assists with annual laser inspections of all registered laser equipment; manages radioactive waste program; performs routine contamination and radiation surveys for research laboratories and medical facility; performs routine sealed source inventory; assists with all worksite related scenarios involving non-ionizing or ionizing radiation sources; assists with all radon related environmental assessments; performs routine assessment of non-ionizing radiation such as RF, ultraviolet and electromagnetic frequency radiation sources; conducts routine radiological sample assessment using liquid scintillation analyzer, portable instrumentation and other instrumentation; ensures proper equipment calibrations for all ionizing and non-ionizing survey equipment; maintains inventory for all deliveries and transfers of radioactive materials, radioactive waste and Principal Investigator permitted materials; prepares and assists in radioactive shipments in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations; and assists Radiation Safety Officer with implementation of the RSP.
3-5 years of related experience.
BS in Radiological Sciences or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of MS Office.
Demonstrated knowledge of the Agreement State or U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of the biological effects of radiation, best practices, standards and principles of radiation in medicine and research.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all personnel.
Considerable knowledge of methods and procedures used when conducting radiation surveys.
Skilled in radiation detection, methods and equipment.
Considerable knowledge of methods and procedures used in sampling and analyzing radioactive materials.
Familiar with laser safety concepts and hazard analysis.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Skilled using computers for MS Word, Access, Excel, Outlook.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Needs to travel to and from all of Tufts' campuses.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Public Safety
Organization: Office of the Vice Provost
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 22, 2019, 1:39:10 PM
Internal Number: 19002028
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