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Posted on 4th December 2019

Principal Health Physicist

United States

About Curium

Curium was formed in 2017 through the union of IBA Molecular and Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC. Curium is a world-class nuclear medicine solutions provider with over 100 years of combined industry experience. We are proud to service over 14 million patients worldwide each year and strive to provide best-in-class quality products and exceptional, reliable service.

Our diverse group of industry experts is unified under one strong and singular focus – to develop, manufacture and supply SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals to customers around the globe.  In fact, we have over 6,000 customers in over 70 countries world-wide.

At Curium, every single dose counts in helping doctors and patients diagnose and treat disease. That means every single employee counts toward meeting this unified objective to help each patient live “Life Forward”.  We have an amazing team that lives by our core values every single day – integrity, commitment and collaboration.  Come grow with us!

Summary of Position

The Principal Health Physicist is responsible for assisting the Director – Health Physics and Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with the implementation and management of the Radiation Protection Program and regulatory functions related to the manufacturing of radiopharmaceutical products, research and development and other pertinent functions. Provide leadership, expertise, and technical support for radiation safety and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) related issues that includes, but are not limited to, the essential functions listed below.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of technical personnel and perform a wide variety of complex radiological assignments to minimize personnel exposures to radiological hazards and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and procedures. The successful candidate performs the functions of the Director – Health Physics and RSO in their absence. This includes but is not limited to: supervision of Health Physics (professional and technical) personnel and leading regulatory inspections.
This position monitors radiation safety compliance by providing radiological support to the production of radiopharmaceuticals, Research and Development, and new product development. Health Physicists conduct regular simulations for ensuring compliance and implementation of best practices for facility modifications, design and construction of new facilities, and compliance with regulatory requirements. The candidate will perform radiological surveys, oversee the use of radioactive materials, perform instrument calibrations, conduct area, process and program audits, environmental sampling and analyses as well as personnel training. Work at this level is distinguished by the application of advance knowledge of radiation safety, regulatory requirements and guidance as well as interpretation of radiological analyses as well as the management of technical personnel. Perform similar and related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise non-exempt staff to implement the site radiation protection program.
  • Ensure the implementation of assigned elements of the Radiation Protection Program.
  • Responsible for scheduling department resources to ensure appropriate coverage of scheduled and unscheduled tasks.
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams to address issues associated with the radiation protection program.
  • Provide assessments of radiological impact of new facilities and facility modifications.
  • Consult with users about radiation protection issues.
  • Rotating on-call assignments.
  • Inspect and audit operations involving the use of radioactive materials to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, corporate and site policies, permits, procedures. Recommend and implement corrective actions when appropriate.
  • Develop and implement Radiological Work Permits for non-routine radiological activities.
  • Provide radiation safety support to assigned projects.
  • Lead projects related to radiation safety.
  • Write technical reports for regulatory compliance or project support.
  • Conduct regular radiological surveys on site-wide facilities to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct instrument calibrations, leak test of radiation-emitting sources, environmental sampling and analysis of radiological samples.
  • Generate and maintain appropriate documentation and record keeping in accordance with program documentation requirements.
  • Perform radiological incident investigations and present results to the Director Health Physics or Radiation Safety Officer. Recommend and implement corrective actions where appropriate.
  • Promote and implement safety programs to maintain a safe working environment through training, awareness, and compliance to policies, programs and procedures.
  • Develop, implement and review Standard Operating Procedures relative to the safe use of radioactive materials and regulatory compliance.
  • Review proposed regulations and evaluate potential program impacts.
  • Provide radiological support to emergency conditions and response.
  • Maintain compliance to federal, state, local, and industry radiation protection regulations.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent certification in radiation or physical sciences; OR, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent AND five years of professional-level radiation safety experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Certification from the American Board of Health Physics or National Registry of Radiation Protection Technicians is preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and cross-functionally
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of radiation, health physics principles, and math
  • Advance knowledge of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements and guidance and their implementation
  • Project Management experience
  • Laboratory experience
  • Technical writing experience
  • Advanced knowledge of cyclotron operations
  • Advanced knowledge of sample collection and analyses for NRC compliance
  • Advanced knowledge of industry best practices for radiation safety and their implementation 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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