Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physicist 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will apply advanced health physics principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to support laboratory needs. The successful candidate will complete tasks independently, and lead complex projects, ensuring that radiation protection polices and federal regulatory requirements are met. The selected candidate will be a member of the Radiological Engineering team within the Radiation Protection Programs Group. The successful candidate will:
Serve in a lead role representing radiological engineering and the Radiation Protection Programs organization in the radiological design of new and modified facilities, equipment, and activities to ensure that designs meet regulatory and laboratory radiological protection requirements;
Ensure that radiation protection concepts and policies are incorporated into Laboratory designs in order to protect workers, the public, and the environment;
Provide facility, equipment, and system design input required to achieve ALARA; and
Perform shielding, dose, and ALARA cost-benefit analyses using radiation transport codes and other methods.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledge of the technical principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of health physics, including radiological engineering processes;
Experience in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting radiological safety/protection;
Ability to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel;
Advanced experience in the development and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports;
Experiencewith dose optimization (ALARA) processes;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Demonstrated experience with a variety of radiological controls and the surveillance of related safety measures and requirements;
Demonstrated ability to provide strong customer support to projects;
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment; and
Working knowledge of legal requirements affecting radiological safety/protection.
Education/Experience :Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Science, and 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
MS degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline
Experience working with Monte Carlo transport codes (e.g., MCNP)
Knowledge of radiological safety policies, practices, and procedures
Working knowledge of health physics in plutonium facilities, accelerator facilities, or research and development settings
Working knowledge of computational fluid dynamics codes (e.g., Fluent)
Familiarity with coding programs/environments
ABHP Certification or progress towards an ABHP Certification
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision; Ability to speak; Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz).
Work Environment: Use of protective clothing, including safety glasses and radiological anti-contamination clothing.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.
Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation and holidays)
Onsite gym and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Secrest, Jana Trainer
Vacancy Name: IRC83227
Organization Name RP-PROG / Health Physics Operations
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC83227
Category: Env Safety Health