This position is responsible for supervising the daily operations of the Tulane University (TU) Radiation Safety Program. The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) has authority to approve new radioactive material or radiation-producing device users and protocols, stop work when there is an imminent health or safety hazard, and interface with regulators, Tulane University administration and principal investigators. The RSO is responsible for maintaining the Tulane Broadscope Radioactive Material License and the Tulane Radiation Safety Program. In addition, the RSO is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a compliant Laser Safety Program that incorporates best practices and protective measures. In addition, the RSO will supervise the Assistant RSO. This position is considered essential for certain campus emergencies and is expected to remain in campus allocated locations when called upon to do so.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of radiation protection principles and standards, radiation detection, instrumentation and counting statistics, dose and radiation shielding calculation and modeling, computer hardware interfaces, and database systems.
Must be able to get Laser Safety Officer certification within 24 months of hire.
Must be willing and able to pass all components of the Certified Health Physicist exam within 48 months of hire.
Radiation safety experience in a university or research setting.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations, consensus standards and guidelines including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, DEQ, DHH, ADA, DHS, NFPA, DOT, ANSI, ASHRAE and Louisiana Building & Fire Code.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet/database, and presentation software.
Knowledge and/or the ability to learn how to operate sampling or analytical equipment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed.
Strong administrative, organizational, and analytical skills, plus the ability to exercise discretion, make independent judgment decisions, and handle emergency situations.
Ability to effectively manage subordinate staff.
High emotional IQ and ability to effectively manage compliance expectations.
Required Education and/or Experience
Master's Degree in Health Physics from an accredited Educational Institution with 6-10 years of experience developing and executing a Radiation Safety Program
Bachelor's degree in Health Physics from an accredited Educational Institution with 11-15 years of experience developing and executing a Radiation Safety Program.
Must have experience with Laser Safety and Laser Safety Programs.
Must have a valid and unrestricted (not including corrective lens needs) U.S. Drivers license and must meet the Tulane University Motor Vehicle policy criteria to become authorized as a driver.
Master's Degree from an accredited institution in the field of Health Physics, Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Chemistry.
Certified by a recognized board in health physics, medical physics, or nuclear medicine.
Five years environmental, health, and safety experience.
Three years radiation safety program experience.
Two years university experience.
Two years supervisory experience.
Practical knowledge of general research lab applications.
Certified Health Physicist preferred.
Certified Laser Safety Officer preferred.
Internal Number: 18506
About Tulane University
A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Tulane University is consistently ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation. With research and educational partnerships that span the globe and its location in historic New Orleans, Tulane offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine.