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Health Physics Technician


Diamond Light Source
Salary: £26,399 to £31,058
Location: Didcot
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Sciences
Category: Health & Safety Jobs
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About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for a Health Physics Technician. You will be working in the Diamond Active Materials Laboratory. This role will involve ensuring compliance with Diamond’s Environmental permit and related radiation protection regulations, reviewing experimental proposals and providing Health Physics support to scientists, visitors and users within the Laboratory.

The primary focus of this role will be to provide support for the new Active Materials Building (AMB), although the role will also contribute to the current support for the Synchrotron and Beamlines.

Further responsibilities will include:

* Radiation Protection Supervisor for Active Materials Building (Training Provided).

* Review of user risk assessments.

* Contamination checks and log in/out of user samples.

* Maintain survey and waste records.

* Regular Radiation surveys of laboratory.

* Monitoring compliance by all users of safety procedures and practices throughout the laboratories in adherence with relevant company and statutory H&S and other guidelines.

Full training in radiation safety will be provided.

Some travel may be required, usually within the UK usually for training purposes.

About You

You should have A-Level Grade A-C in Science, Mathematics or equivalent level qualifications. Applicants with equivalent work experience will also be considered.

You should have experience of working in a scientific or technical environment. Experience of working with radioactive material is desirable but not essential.

There is a strong emphasis on Health and Safety so familiarity of risk assessments and legislation is desirable but not essential.

Good communication skills are required to interact with a range of colleagues and stakeholders

Benefits

Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.

To Apply

Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

The closing date for applications is 15/01/2021
About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for a Health Physics Technician. You will be working in the Diamond Active Materials Laboratory. This role will involve ensuring compliance with Diamond’s Environmental permit and related radiation protection regulations, reviewing experimental proposals and providing Health Physics support to scientists, visitors and users within the Laboratory.

The primary focus of this role will be to provide support for the new Active Materials Building (AMB), although the role will also contribute to the current support for the Synchrotron and Beamlines.

Further responsibilities will include:

* Radiation Protection Supervisor for Active Materials Building (Training Provided).

* Review of user risk assessments.

* Contamination checks and log in/out of user samples.

* Maintain survey and waste records.

* Regular Radiation surveys of laboratory.

* Monitoring compliance by all users of safety procedures and practices throughout the laboratories in adherence with relevant company and statutory H&S and other guidelines.

Full training in radiation safety will be provided.

Some travel may be required, usually within the UK usually for training purposes.

About You

You should have A-Level Grade A-C in Science, Mathematics or equivalent level qualifications. Applicants with equivalent work experience will also be considered.

You should have experience of working in a scientific or technical environment. Experience of working with radioactive material is desirable but not essential.

There is a strong emphasis on Health and Safety so familiarity of risk assessments and legislation is desirable but not essential.

Good communication skills are required to interact with a range of colleagues and stakeholders

Benefits

Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.

To Apply

Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

The closing date for applications is 15/01/2021
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