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University of Utah Radiation Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/01/2018

Requisition Number PRN19004B

Job Title Radiation Analyst

Working Title Radiation Analyst

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00643 - Radiological Health

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 45000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A Radiation Analyst evaluates radiological conditions in clinical and research laboratories to determine compliance with regulations and to assure that all radiation exposures are as low as reasonably achievable. Provides general guidance and recommendations to PI’s and laboratory personnel for improving radiation safety.

Works under the supervision of theRSOto provide oversight to the use of dispersible radioisotopes and radioactive sources at the U of U by permit holders working under the University’s license for radioactive material use. Inspects research labs and other facilities that use radiation at regular intervals to ensure regulations, procedures, and policies are followed, and that radiation is used safely with no contamination and no radiation exposure.


1.Facility Inspections: Performs safety inspections in clinics and laboratories that use radiation, including evaluating records and conducting radiation surveys for exposure rates and contamination. Provides corrective information and guidance to laboratory personnel when regulatory requirements are not followed.

2.Laboratory Analysis: Performs laboratory analysis of wipe samples, bioassay samples, and unknown samples, determined radiological characteristics.

3.Calibrates instruments: Performs calibrations of radiation detection equipment.

4.Waste Management: Removes radioactive waste containers from points of generation and transports the waste to the waste processing facility. Processes waste at waste processing facility.

5.Continual Improvement Projects: Provides assessment of process and offers improvement ideas. Fulfills assigned project-related tasks.

6.Package Receipt: Inspects and analyzes radioactive material packages upon receipt.

7.Training Support: Assists with training development and live classroom facilitation.

8.Contamination Event Response: Available for emergency response in the case of radiation contamination incident. Responds to, decontaminates, and documents discovered or reported personnel and/or floor contamination, or other response requests. Assigned to “On-Call” rotation.

An individual in this position is required to perform thorough and professional work with minimal supervision.

Additionally, this position is responsible for other duties as assigned by the Radiation Safety Officer.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Radiological Health, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or a related science, or equivalency; two years experience related to radiation protection or equivalency; be able to calculate exponential and logarithmic functions and convert scientific measurements to various systems of units; demonstrated human relations and communications skills; and the ability to work under stressful conditions required.


The preferred candidate should:

Be able to pass a criminal background check and successfully obtain Trustworthy and Reliable status as described by the USNRCIncreased Controls requirements.

Be eligible to drive University vehicles, to operate a forklift, and to lift 30 pounds.

Have less than 5 years experience.

Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering, radiation safety, or health physics preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Three references required.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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