Specialist Adviser in Radiation Protection

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As one of the world's oldest and most successful universities, the University of Cambridge is a renowned centre for research, education, and scholarship. Critical to our success is ensuring that everyone at Cambridge has a safe and healthy place to work, study, visit and enjoy. The Safety Office is part of the Health, Safety & Regulated Facilities Division and our mission is to assist all sectors of the University in managing health and safety, by delivering professional services in support of teaching and research.

The Safety Office is now seeking to appoint an experienced Radiation Protection Adviser. The successful candidate will join the dedicated team providing radiation protection services to the university. Our ethos is to be responsive and sympathetic to the needs of university research whilst enabling high standards of safety and compliance. Working closely with other members of the radiation protection team and engaging with staff throughout the university, you will be supporting vital research and education.

About the Role: Reporting to the Head of Radiation Protection, the role provides practical radiation protection services including auditing, training and expert advice to departmental staff, students and committees on radiation protection. Radiation applications are wide ranging, from standard biological tracers, x-ray analysis, veterinary diagnosis and treatment, through to complex and innovative applications vital to medical research. The friendly and supportive team is led by an experienced RPA, RWA and LPA, providing excellent opportunities for developing skills and experience across all areas of radiation protection.

About you: As the ideal candidate for this role, you will join us with:

  • RPA, RWA and/or LPA accreditation (RPA2000)
  • Experience of providing advice to management and staff, with demonstrable knowledge of the relevant legislation, international standards and good practice preferably in the research sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in communicating specialist information (e.g. delivering specialist training)
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

An additional market supplement may be available for this role. See Further Particulars for more information.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

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Informal enquiries about the position may be directed to Lisabeth Yates, Head of Radiation Protection Lisabeth.Yates@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference AS37344 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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