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Posted on 4th December 2019

Radiation Safety Tech II

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 Radiation Safety Technician is responsible for implementing portions of the Radiation Protection Program, supporting policies, programs and procedures as directed by the Principal Health Physicist or Health Physics Manager.  The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of complex radiological assignments to minimize personnel exposures to radiological hazards and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and procedures. This position monitors radiation safety compliance by providing radiological support to the production of radiopharmaceuticals. Radiation Safety Technicians conduct regular radiological surveys, oversee the use of radioactive materials, perform instrument calibrations, conduct area, process and program audits as necessary. Additionally, this position conducts regular environmental sampling and analyses as well as personnel training to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Work at this level is distinguished by the application of technical knowledge of radiation safety, regulatory requirements and guidance as well as interpretation of radiological analyses. Perform similar and related duties as assigned. The use of respirators may be necessary.

Essential Functions

  • 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
  • Develop and implement Radiological Work Permits for non-routine radiological activities
  • 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
  • Generate and maintain appropriate documentation and record keeping in accordance with program documentation requirements
  • Perform radiological incident investigations and present results to the Health Physics Manager 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


  • Associate’s degree or equivalent certification in radiation or physical sciences AND one year of radiation handling or monitoring experience; OR, high school education or equivalent AND three years of radiation monitoring experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Knowledge of basic radiation, health physics principles, and math
  • Laboratory experience
  • Basic technical writing
  • Basic knowledge of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations
  • Basic knowledge of cyclotron operations
  • Basic knowledge of gamma spectroscopy systems
  • Basic knowledge of effluent and environmental sampling and analyses
  • Basic knowledge of instrument calibration for hand-held and laboratory instruments
  • Basic knowledge of radioactive waste management


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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