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Radiation Protection Program Officer, EHS
  • Job Number: 16270
  • Functional Area: Environmental Health and Safety
  • Department: Environment, Health & Safety Office
  • School Area: EHS Headquarters
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule:

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

RADIATION PROTECTION OFFICER, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Office, to serve in a leadership role, providing expert radiation protection advice to support Institute academic and research objectives with due consideration of applicable occupational health laws, federal and state regulations, and good practices.  Will lead initiatives, manage staff, and provide advice on research and operations, building projects, and experiments relative to the use of ionizing (e.g., radioactive material, analytical X-rays, accelerators, and gamma irradiators) and non-ionizing (e.g., lasers, RF, UV and magnetic fields) sources of radiation.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s desirable) in health physics, nuclear science and engineering, EHS-related discipline, engineering, physical science, or biological/chemical science; at least three years’ relevant experience in EHS programs and recognition, evaluation, and control of hazardous materials and conditions and physical agents; working knowledge of regulations specific to federal, state, local, and consensus standards including expertise in at least some and general knowledge of most of the following--NRC, EPA, DOT, Massachusetts DPH and DEP, and OSHA regulations; evidence of leadership and ability to develop and implement well-integrated EHS programs; effective written and oral communication skills; basic computer and database skills; technical expertise in the field of health physics related to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety and ability to perform risk assessments of proposed uses; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat; technical writing and public speaking proficiency; ability to multitask; and comfort working with radiation sources. Comprehensive health physics certification by the American Board of Health Physics desired, as is certification in other EHS disciplines (CLSO, CSP, or CHMM).  Job #16270-P

Schedule flexibility required. 

Must be able to successfully complete background screening, FBI criminal background check, and fingerprinting.  

Must be a U.S. citizen and permanent resident. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.