Health Physicist

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7116244 (Ref:414423)

Posted: November 16, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Our Radiological Protection group is seeking a Health Physicist to join their team. In this role you can expect to:

  • Provide operational and technical health physics support for the laboratory including planning, implementing, and supervising radiation protection activities for work with ionizing radiation.
  • Support activities associated with Argonne’s D&D efforts across the laboratory.
  • Prevent or minimize exposure to onsite personnel, the surrounding public, and the environment while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.

Position Requirements

Required qualifications:

  • Knowledge of health physics and radiation protection theory and practice, the measurement and analysis of ionizing radiation and radioactivity, radiation protection standards, emergency response, and decontamination and disposal procedures are required.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art detection and quantification instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of shielding design techniques, methods for contamination control, and ALARA principles are required.
  • Knowledge of MARSSIM and experience in supporting D&D projects as a health physicist.
  • Ability to apply health physics principles to the operational demands of a research and development organization.
  • Effective oral and written skills to effectively communicate problems and solutions to workers and management.
  • Ability to make judgments and decisions and to maintain interpersonal relations is essential.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
  • PT4: Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of experience, or a Masters degree and 4+ years of experience, or equivalent.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Degree in Health Physics, Engineering or Physics.
  • CHP certification.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Job Family

Professional Technical (PT)

Job Profile

Radiological Health Physics 4

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

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Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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