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Nuclear Analyst – NY State

Career position for Research Scientist 3 is immediately available at New York State Department of Health in Albany, NY.

Function Description
The Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center performs radiological surveillance of natural and man-made radioactivity in air, water, vegetation, soil, and food for New York and federal purposes, as well as responds to incidents involving ionizing radiation including power reactor accidents, hospitals, and radiological dispersal devices. The responsibilities involve overseeing the radiation measurements laboratory for this program.

Preferred Education and Experience
A PhD degree in nuclear engineering, nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry or health physics and one year of professional experience in ionizing radiation measurements.

Technical Expertise Sought
Thorough understanding of the radioactive decay process. Understanding health risks from ionizing radiation. Experience in at least two radiation measurement systems such as gamma-ray spectrometry, alpha spectrometry, liquid scintillation, gas proportional counting, radon counting. Setting up and calibration of a variety of ionizing detectors. Ability to trace electronics signals, troubleshoot, and interface instruments. Performing surveillance measurements. Basic understanding of local area networks. Familiarity with Visual Studio and/or SQL Server. Computer programming in at least two high-level languages, such as C, C++, Fortran, VBA.

General Capabilities Desired
Work independently under general guidance of senior staff. Effectively communicate with the scientific, technical, and administrative staff. May supervise junior personnel. Capabilities to conceive scientific ideas and to participate and/or conduct publishable research and development in ionizing radiation detection, such as improvement of sensitivity or lowering of the background, and in radiological health sciences either internal or externally funded.

Salary Range
From $81446 to $111316 annually.

For technical information contact:
Dr. Thomas Semkow (thomas.semkow AT health.ny.gov)

To apply contact:

New York State Department of Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Eligibility to accept employment in the U.S. is required.

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