Posted on 25th October 2018
Senior Health Physicist
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. Our North American headquarters is located in Maryland Heights, MO. Come grow with us!
Scope of Position:
Assist the Health Physics Manager 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.
- Serve as a comprehensive advisor and representative of the Health Physics group to the manufacturing and support organizations for all radiation safety and other EHS related issues.
- Serve as group/team lead in the absence of the RSO.
- Develop and implement radiation safety programs and practices for compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Develop license amendments related to Curium operating licenses and permits.
- Serve as radiation safety technical advisor to product development and associated projects.
- Develop technical basis documents for regulatory compliance, program recommendations, or changes in practice.
- Assist the RSO with the implementation, maintenance and oversight of the Radiation Protection Program. This includes, but is not limited to, program management, metric development and tracking, and proactive corrective actions.
- Develop and revise standard operating procedures.
- Develop, implement and manage dose and contamination reduction initiatives.
- Assist in the development and implementation of Emergency Response Plans.
- Develop and maintain oversight of Radiation Work Permits.
- Perform audits of programs, processes and working areas.
- Provide periodic reports and documentation materials for review by the Radiation Safety Committee and site management as necessary.
- Develop and implement training sessions related to radiation safety practices and requirements.
- Other EHS assignments as necessary.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) or Engineering with five years of professional experience or Master of Science degree in physical sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) or engineering with two years of professional experience is required.
- Certified Health Physicist (CHP) accreditation by the American Board of Health Physics is preferred.
- Operational experience in comprehensive Radiation Safety Programs is required.
- Experience as Project Manager / Lead is preferred.
- Must possess strong technical background and knowledge of applicable radiation safety regulations (e.g., NRC, DOE, EPA, DOT).
- Must possess strong technical, analytical, communications, organizational, project management, interpersonal and writing skills.
- Experience and expertise in use of software systems used for dose assessment (e.g., CAP88, RASCAL, VARSKIN, IMBA) and radiation modeling and shielding (e.g., MicroShield, MCNP) are highly desirable.
- Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
- Willingness to work in a team based radiopharmaceutical manufacturing, and laboratory environments.
- Responsibilities also include the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs without accommodation.
- Close attention to detail required.
- May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
- Must be able to work outside of regular work hours.
- Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
- Must possess good hand-eye coordination.
- Must be capable and willing to work under a high-pace environment with minimum supervision.
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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