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Recruitment/Posting Title Health Physicist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department IPO-Envir. Health & Safety
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Health Physicist for the Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety Department.
Under the broad technical and administrative supervision of the Director/Radiation Safety Officer, conducts a wide variety of health physics services, including performing routine audits of radioactive materials and their use in laboratories, calibration of laboratory analytical equipment and GM counters, package integrity tests, bioassays, and decommissioning of laboratories. Conducts personnel dosimetry program including the assignment, distribution, collection and documentation of personnel dosimeters. Responsible for the proper disposal of radioactive waste, calibrating dental x-ray units and dose calibrators, and patient monitoring and dose analysis. Assists with implementing laser safety program. Also assists with determining compliance with NRC and NJDEP regulations and orders, as well as policies and procedures established by the Radiation Safety Committee.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Accepts delivery of, inspects, and performs package surveys on all radioactive isotopes prior to transferring to licensees.
  • Implements radiation safety program; performs complete monitoring surveys (wipe tests and ambient surveys), including leak tests of sealed sources; produces summary reports of audits; brings to the attention of the Director/Radiation Safety Officer circumstances that could develop into a widespread internal or external radiological health issue.
  • Conducts routine calibration and documentation of laboratory analytical equipment; calibrates portable radiation survey meters and dose calibrators; assists with monitoring and quality control of x-ray equipment; performs lead apron integrity checks.
  • Implements and manages the personal monitoring program (film and ring badges), arranges for badges for new employees, arranges badge collection from and distribution to existing staff members, and communicates changes and related information to the badge vendor; conducts complete monitoring surveys; conducts routine monitoring and analysis of urine samples from personnel using radionuclides; prepares written reports of radiation exposures.
  • Carries out and supervises the management, collection, chemical treatment, volume reduction, manifesting, segregation, bulking, packaging and transporting, and other related functions for the minimization, treatment, and disposal of radioactive waste; makes arrangements for pick-up by vendor.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 26S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 72009.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 86521.000
Annual Maximum Salary 102805.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in health physics, or a closely related radiation science field, plus at least two (2) years of experience in a comprehensive health physics/radiation safety program. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating radiation hazards essential. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current radiation safety regulations and guidelines. 
  • Evidence of relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals is essential. 
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and critical situations appropriately in a research setting. 
  • Must be able to walk/stand for extended periods of time and provide emergency response services, as needed (including rotating on-call/off-hours services). 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, including experience in making presentations in front of small and large groups. 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills. 
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Health Physicist (CHP) designation. 
  • Familiarity with academic/medical radiation safety program.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Physical Demands: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs. 
  • Work Environment: Office environment. Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST2550
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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