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Approximate Salary:
Troy, New York
United States
Job Categories:
Health Physics/Radiation Safety
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous, Research
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Radiation Safety Officer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY was founded in 1824, and is America’s first technological research institute. For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is Seeking:  Radiation Safety Officer

The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is responsible for the oversight of Rensselaer’s radiation and biological safety programs which includes, but is not limited to implementation of inspection, monitoring, and compliance activities to assure a safe community environment and adherence to applicable regulations. The RSO will create and adjust methodologies to meet changes to the regulatory and scientific environment and will promote safety objectives by engaging various members of the campus in a positive, involving manner.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of applicable Federal, state and local regulations 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lab safety practices
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial and other data
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems


Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry or related science discipline
  • Five (5) years of teaching or lab research experience to include at least three (3) years of professional experience in radiation safety, chemical safety or biological safety
  • Must possess valid U.S. driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in health physics, nuclear engineering, chemistry or a science related discipline
  • Certification by the American Board of Health Physics, or the American Board of Radiology
  • Experience in radiation safety in an academic or research environment


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute cares about your health and well-being, and we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to you and your family. Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program continues to be instrumental in ensuring stable employment and stable pay growth for our faculty and staff, and our benefits program accounts for a significant portion of the Total Compensation Program.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, use the "Apply for this Job" link on this page to complete a online application, and to upload a current CV and a letter of interest.