Job opening in the Radiation Protection group at CERN

From: Stefan Roesler <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:32:02 +0200

I would like to draw the attention of FLUKA users to the below job opening in the
Radiation Protection group at CERN. Please see

for application details.



      CERN's ambitious scientific endeavour cannot be undertaken without
tight safety and radiation protection measures. Join the team of
specialist professionals dedicated to radiation protection, and make your
mark in ensuring that the environment in which CERN achieves its results
is both very safe, and without any harm from ionizing radiation. Take

      You will join CERN's Radiation Protection Group, which is part of the
Occupational Health& Safety and Environmental Protection (HSE) Unit,
assisting the Director-General and providing support to the Organization
for the implementation and application of CERN's Safety Policy, by closely
monitoring the introduction and implementation of safety objectives with a
view to constant improvement of working and operating conditions, as well
as environmental and radiation protection.


      As a physicist in the Radiation Protection Group you will be
responsible for radiation protection for accelerators, experiments and
auxiliary facilities. You will also participate in design studies for
upgrades of existing installations and beam-lines and as well as studies
for construction and dismantling of future accelerators and particle
physics experiments. More specifically, you will:

    # Perform radiological risk assessments applying:

          * radiation protection measurement techniques;
          * radiation protection calculations, including Monte Carlo
          * knowledge in radiation protection legislation and best

    # Implement radiation protection requirements and participate in the
      development and optimisation of measures to protect personnel and
      environment by:

          * defining the radiation protection requirements to be respected
            during beam operation, maintenance, repair and dismantling of a
            facility or experiment;
          * providing advice to scientific and technical units during the
            design phase, operation, maintenance and dismantling of a
            facility or experiment;
          * establishing facility- and experiment-related radiation
            protection procedures.

    # Direct the work of technical personnel.

Qualification required

      University degree in physics or engineering with a specialization in
nuclear physics, radiation protection or related fields. A Ph.D. would be
an asset.

Experience and competencies

          * Experience in operational radiation protection, instrumentation
            and design studies for high energy accelerators and particle
            physics experiments.
          * Experience in the use of Monte-Carlo radiation transport
            programs for radiation protection studies.

          * Knowledge of radiation exposure and protection;
          * Knowledge of EU regulations: radiation protection and safety;

          * Communicating effectively: demonstrates an ability to express
            and explain ideas in a convincing manner;
          * Setting direction: provides the necessary information and
            direction to enable staff to work effectively; coordinates,
            delegates and monitors team activities;
          * Demonstrating flexibility: is willing and able to adjust to
            changing demands and circumstances;
          * Managing self: works well autonomously; takes initiative beyond
            regular tasks and makes things happen.

          * Good knowledge of either English or French. Basic knowledge of
            the other language or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Eligibility and closing date

      Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value
and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States
irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race,
religion or personal situation.

      This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications
should normally reach us no later than 22 July 2011. By applying here, you
allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers
relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your
profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the
Recruitment Service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions

          * We offer a limited duration contract of five years.
            Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their
            date of expiry.
            Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration
            contracts may be granted an indefinite contract.
          * These functions may require work outside normal CERN working
            hours, including nights, weekends and public holidays, and may
            entail shift work and the participation in a regular stand-by
          * These functions require work in a controlled radioactive
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