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Higher Radiation Protection Scientist

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)

Location: Chilton
Salary: £32,469 to £39,532
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 18th January 2024
Job Ref: 330859

We are the Radon Group, a team of 20 people with diverse skills in science, technology, logistics and business. We aim to raise awareness of radon (the largest radiation source in the UK) , a natural radioactive gas that can affect health. We offer radon measurements and advice on how to reduce radon levels in homes and workplaces. We also conduct research and development to improve our services. Our website www.ukradon.org features the radon potential map of the UK, which shows the likelihood of radon in different areas based on data from almost 600,000 homes and local geology.

As a Higher Radiation protection Scientist, you will be an enthusiastic member of our small team of experts in providing advice on radon health risks and control to various stakeholders, such as householders and employers. You will use your strong technical skills to support the design and management of projects to analyse the National Radon Database, and work on new areas of investigation and research. As part of the team you will become familiar standards and regulations on radon in the UK to achieve greater impact in the future. Additionally, this opportunity will give you the opportunity as a lead or co-writer in reports and articles on radon that will be published on www.ukradon.org and professional journals.

UKHSA Chilton – Hybrid working (minimum 3 days per week in the office)

*Please be aware that this role can only be worked from within the UK and not overseas. Relocation expenses are not available.*

Working Pattern – Full Time, Hybrid Working,

Responsibilities section:

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Providing advice about radon health risks and controls to a range of stakeholders in response to telephone and email queries
  • Developing and producing supporting information for stakeholders, and to raise awareness of radon
  • Gathering and adding information for the national radon database (NRD)
  • Reviewing and analysing NRD information to help increase radon measurement uptake, effectiveness and control
  • Contributing to the design and management of specific projects, and developing UKHSA advice for employers
  • Contributing to UKHSA publications such as reports and journal articles
  • Attending and organising events associated with radon programmes within the UK
  • Having a role within the UKHSA radiation emergency plan

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

Please see full duties and responsibilities attached

Essential Criteria:

It is important through your application and Statement of Suitability of 1500 words that you give evidence and examples of proven experience of each of the following criteria:

Essential

  • Science degree, or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • Experience of scientific project work
  • Broad knowledge of and interest in radiation/environmental science
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Flexible attitude to working as team member or alone, and across teams in the Radon Group
  • Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative, prioritising workload

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