Health Physics Surveyor

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

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ISIS is an intense pulsed neutron source providing beams of neutrons and muons to enable scientists to study the structure and properties of matter for the benefit of Science and Engineering in the UK and abroad. The Radioactive Waste Section is in the ISIS Health Physics & Facility Safety group at RAL. This section is responsible for the management of all the radioactive waste generated by the ISIS Spallation Neutron Source Facility and the one produced from former proton accelerators based at RAL.

About The Role

A Health Physics Surveyor is required for the radiological safety programme of the ISIS spallation neutron sources at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

You will be part of a team that provides essential health physics control and technician support for ISIS operations and for the waste management programme. You will be involved in personnel radiation protection, waste management, radioactive material movement and storage and keeping records.

You will have daily contact with staff at all levels and be involved in physical jobs in difficult circumstances. You will have to be able to operate in all ISIS areas and manipulate and operate all the health physics equipment.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Assisting in the control, movement and accounting of radioactive machine components and experimental samples within ISIS complex and any subsequent movement off site
  • Supporting day-to-day procedures concerned with the operation of the ISIS personal dosimetry service which covers Laboratory staff, visiting scientists and contractors
  • Posting and updating permanent and temporary radiation and contamination hazard warning signs as necessary
  • Producing survey reports, inputting into risk assessments, procedures and undertaking record keeping.

A flexible approach to working hours is required with possible overtime (weekend and evening work) and on-call working.

About You

You will have practical knowledge of radiation protection and experience in using health physics equipment and keeping detailed records and compiling reports, graphs and survey diagrams. You must also be willing to undertake basic training in radiation protection monitoring, operating a 30 tonne over head crane, drive up to a 5 tonne capacity forklift truck and as a first aider.

It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach and you are enthusiastic and self-motivated and to be able to work unsupervised when required.

You must have the ability to use Microsoft Office packages and be willing to undertake basic training in radioactive waste stock database.

You must have full driving licence.


An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages (

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at

The closing date for applications is 22nd October 2017.

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