ISIS is a world-leading Centre for research in the physical and life sciences at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials.
A Dosimetry administrator is required for the radiological protection safety programme of the ISIS spallation neutron sources at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
The Health Physics Dosimetry & IT administrator is part of a Health Physics team that primarily provides essential Radiological Protection Dosimetry support for ISIS operations. This includes; personal and area Dosimetry, data entry and analysis, IRR99 & SHE code compliance, administrative control data and data/document control for the Waste Management programme. They will be involved in personal and area dosimetry records control and administrative procedures, personnel radiation protection, waste management, radioactive material movement and storage and keeping the associated and keeping the associated records.
A secondary function requires the candidate to have a high level skills/ understanding of Microsoft software such as Excel and Word. This will be to create and improve current software used on a daily basis for the Health Physics & Facility Safety group.
The Health Physics Dosimetry & IT administrator will carry out a practical job and be involved in duties throughout the facility. They shall have daily contact with staff at all levels (including ISIS users) and are responsible for ensuring personnel are compliant with Health Physics Dosimetry procedures and practices.
List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities
• Working individually and within a small close team.
• Supporting the day-to-day procedures concerned with the operation of the ISIS personal and area dosimetry service which covers RAL staff, visiting scientists, students and contractors.
• Advising RAL staff, ISIS users and visitors of all levels on matters relating to radiation safety procedures.
• Assistance in documenting routine survey measurements and checks for ionising radiation and contamination in the ISIS complex.
• Reviewing, updating, implementing and communicating Health Physics Dosimetry procedures.
• Creating new Excel spreadsheets in conjunction with current processes.
• Assistance with documenting the collection, treatment, characterization, accounting and disposal of waste including decontamination of equipment and facilities.
• Use and data entry into radioactive waste software programmes.
• Assisting in the control, movement and accounting of radioactive machine components and experimental samples within ISIS complex and any subsequent movement off site. Assistance with maintaining a stock of replacement protective wear and equipment for radiological protection.
• Assistance with personal dose estimates, investigations and legal reports.
• Assistance with any issue related with the RAL Approved Dosimetry Service (ADS) company.
Contacts and Communication
• Reporting to the Health Physics Section Leader and second line manager Group Leader Health Physics and Facility Safety.
• Part of the Health Physics team; liaising with other Group members.
• Interacting and providing a service to all ISIS personnel staff, contractors, experimenters and visitors.
• Interacting and communicating with group leaders, section leaders, Radiation Protection Supervisors and Radioactive Material Consignors.
• Working closely with ISIS teams particularly operational teams, and the Shift Crew
• Interacting and communicating with the ADS company.
Personal Skills and Attributes
• Documentary and administration skills.
• Ability to maintain periodic dosimetry reports.
• A high degree of interpersonal skills, including good communication skills with a proven ability to work with others and provide a high level of customer service.
• Ability to work safely under pressure and provide a professional approach.
• Capacity for intensive work campaigns.
• Computer literate (MS Office, Excel and internet navigators).
Any other Relevant Information
Potentially will be required to work in designated radiation environments.
Ability to access all ISIS operational areas, including tunnels, walkways and work at height.
Will be required to wear personal protective equipment.
Flexible approach to working hours is required with possible overtime where required.