FLUKA-related job offer at SLAC

From: Santana, Mario <msantana_at_SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:48:05 -0700

I have been told I could post a FLUKA related job offer.
I attach below the link and the description.
Good luck for those interested.



Health Physicist
Location: Menlo Park, CA (HQ)
Job Requisition #: 389
# of openings: 1


The Radiation Protection Department (RPD) at SLAC is responsible for providing
expertise, support and oversight for the safe operation of all radiological
work at SLAC and performs shielding calculations for beam lines, experiments
and facilities. RPD Health Physicists identify potential sources of ionizing
radiation for existing and new experiments and projects and define radiation
protection measures to ensure the exposure to personnel and the impact to the
environment is ALARA. The mission of RPD also includes but is not limited to:
managing the operational Radiological Protection Program at SLAC, monitoring of
the occupational exposure of personnel, radiological environmental protection
program and management of radioactive materials, sources and of low-level
and mixed radioactive waste.
The staff of Radiation Physics Group (RPG) in the RPD develop and optimize
measures that protect personnel, environment and equipment for various facilities
and projects including the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS-I and LCLS-II),
the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), Facility for Advanced
Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET), and End Station Test Beam program at SLAC.

RPG staff is responsible for radiological considerations, oversight and operational
aspects of the facilities to which he/she has been assigned.
Specific Responsibilities (Including but not limited to):

1. Ensure the safe radiological operation by

a. working closely in an efficient, effective, supportive and timely
manner with experimenters, engineers, and accelerator physicists in safety
design of experiments and beam lines,=20

b. calculate radiation dose rates under various beam loss and
shielding conditions,

c. assist in the design of the Personnel Protection System (PPS) and
Beam Containment System (BCS)

d. plan and supervise initial radiation measurements and establish area monitoring at new beam lines,

e. work closely with RP personnel in monitoring routine radiological operations at SLAC

f. assist in evaluation of radiation effects for critical safety devices, e.g., beam stops,
collimators, etc.,

2. Assist accelerator physicists on radiation protection aspects of machine operation, and
maintenance of the accelerators

3. Develop and maintain Monte Carlo radiation generation and transport codes and analytic
codes to be used for shielding, induced radioactivity and dosimetry, detector design, machine development

4. Perform shielding calculation, induced radioactivity and dose to personnel, equipment
and environment using Monte Carlo computer codes and analytic codes

5. Assist experimenters in determining causes of their radiation backgrounds and in
designing shields to minimize the problem

6. Assist engineers and physicists in avoiding or minimizing radiation damage
problems by performing calculations and providing high-dose dosimetry services in the mega rad range

7. Maintain regular field presence in support of RP services to the line and promote
visibility of the RP programs participate actively in research and development
activities in radiation/health physics in support of overall SLAC mission; publish
R&D results and participate actively in professional activities and development opportunities in the field

8. Document radiological protection measures for submittal to reviewers, regulatory
agencies at various stage of the design, commissioning, and operation of the new facilities

9. Provide support and oversight for safe radiological operations at
accelerators and beam lines by creating procedures and establishing protocols
(e.g., Beam Authorization Sheets), in conjunction with the cognizant
safety offices in line organizations

10. Participate in committees (internal and external) that develop and
review the radiation protection programs

11. Establish radiation procedures and requirements for various projects.

12. Prepare written progress reports, technical basis documents, procedures
based on project requirements and best management practices.

13. Manage and coordinate the projects that are relevant to the assigned
responsibility, which involves different groups within the Radiation Protection
Department (RPD) and/or with other SLAC departments, e.g., LCLS, SSRL. *

14. Maintain regular field presence and familiarity of site operations
to help enhance Radiation Physics (RP) services and promote visibility of
the RP programs.

15. Oversee the work of others in cross functional projects within the
RP department. *

*If the successful candidate has sufficient expertise to perform the full
range of responsibilities independently, hire at the 3P5 level.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in health physics, nuclear engineering, or a related
Working knowledge of shielding design, dosimetry, activation calculations,
and radiation safety systems used in accelerators.
At least 2 years of experience in the use of Monte-Carlo radiation transport codes for
shielding design and radiological studies
At least 2 years of working experience radiation with safety systems for
high-energy particle accelerators, and/or synchrotron radiation facilities.
Advanced computer and programming skills on operating systems of Linux and Windows.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate
(oral& written) with technical and administrative staff, managers, users.
Working knowledge of nuclear instrumentation and radiation survey instruments
Desired Skills: Demonstrated extensive experience in use of Monte Carlo
radiation transport codes (e.g. FLUKA , MARS, MCNPX) for shielding design and
radiological studies in high energy accelerators and/or synchrotron radiation facilities.
Extensive work experience in design of shielding, dosimetry, activation calculations,
and radiation safety systems for high-energy particle accelerators, and/or
synchrotron radiation facilities. Experience with general operational radiation
protection programs. Experience in analysis and interpretation of government regulations,
and applicable international and industrial best management practices and standards for radiation protec=
tion policy formation and implementation at SLAC Certified Health Physics or equivalent certification.

**If the successful candidate has extensive experience and expertise in both
the required and desired skills listed above hire at the 3P5 level.

Please Note: Hires at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are subject to
Department of Energy approval and are required to complete Environmental Safety& Health training.
SLAC confirms employment authorization for all new hires through the E-Verify Program
Received on Thu Jun 16 2011 - 09:32:55 CEST

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