Physicist – Radiological Protection Program

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Argonne National Laboratory is searching for a Radiation Physicist to work within the Argonne Radiological Protection Program (RPP) which resides in the Worker, Safety & Health (WSH) Division.

The Environment, Safety, Health and Quality division supports the Laboratory’s mission to perform world-class science and engineering. The 10 CFR 835 compliant Radiological Protection Program (RPP) further supports various programs that work with radioactive materials, radiation generating devices, and in particular to this position the Advanced Photon Source facilities. The RPP is in need of a radiation physicist to perform simulation scenarios that will support the protective measures associated with accelerator radiation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Simulate and measure interactions of accelerator produced radiation with matter.
  • Present simulation results to the operational health physicist and accelerator physics staff to determine shielding design requirements.
  • Interpret simulation results for purposes of implementing the Radiological Protection Program.
  • Develop standards and technical basis documentation for the Advanced Photon Source (APS) for shielding and radiation program support in concert with the Laboratory program.

Position Requirements

  • Experience with simulation programs for radiation transport (e.g., MCNP, FLUKA).
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g. Fortran, Python).
  • Extensive knowledge of radiation interaction physics, health physics and radiation protection theory and practice, the measurement and analysis of ionizing radiation and radioactivity, and radiation protection standards.
  • Experience working in a DOE or NRC regulated environment.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers, Laboratory employees, and leadership.
  • Ability to be a steward of Lab resources.
  • Passion for the mission of the Lab.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
  • A Graduate degree and at least 6+ year’s applicable experience.
  • A Ph.D. in physics, nuclear engineering or closely related discipline is desired.

Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity.  Located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, the laboratory works in concert with universities, industry, and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any one institution to do by itself. Through collaborations here and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate, and the cosmos.

To apply please visit the Argonne Careers page and search Requisition Number: 406602

To apply for this job please visit www.anl.gov.

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