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Stony Brook, 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
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Research Associate Radiation Safety Officer

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in a physical science. Three (3) years of full time experience in radiation safety for cyclotron operations. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's or Doctorate degree (or foreign equivalent) in physics, medical physics, other physical science (foreign equivalent or higher). Specialty Board Certification recognized by the NRC Regulations 35.50. Served as RSO at a medical facility utilizing a cyclotron for the production of radioisotopes for use in human and animal research. Implementation of radiation safety program for the production of use of radiotracers, imaging and clinical trials. Strong knowledge of NRC and NYS DEC regulations.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Research Associate Radiation Safety Officer will develop and maintain a comprehensive safety program for the Cyclotron and Human Radiation Research, and carry out the regulatory licensing, monitoring, reporting and compliance initiatives for the operation of a cyclotron, production of radioisotopes, and use of radioactive materials.

Job duties will include, but not be limited to the development and implementation of policies, procedures and training, conducting surveys and inspections, reviewing and approving protocols, maintaining records and preparing reports, attending meetings and presenting information.


  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and training programs.
  • Ensure that program activities are planned, implemented and tracked.
  • Maintain records, develop reports and provide updates as required. Serve on institutional safety committees.
  • Communicate requirements and provide consulting services on all aspects of radiation safety to personnel at all levels of responsibility.


  • Develop and implement a strong surveillance program over all activities involving radioactive material, including routine inspections, monitoring and special surveys of all areas and systems in which radioactive material is used.
  • Determine compliance with rules and regulations, license conditions, and protocols approved by the oversight committees.
  • Maintain the radiation licenses, ensure that license conditions are met, coordinate license amendments, inspections and communications with regulatory agencies as required.

Personal Monitoring:

  • Distribute and process personal monitoring equipment, determine the need for bioassays, review and maintain personnel exposure and bioassay records.
  • Conduct investigations of exposures that exceed ALARA limits and provide notifications with recommendations for appropriate remedial action.


  • Develop and conduct training programs, prepare guidance documents and awareness information to instruct personnel about radiation safety procedures, security practices and emergency response protocols, related to the operation of the cyclotron and use of radioactive material.


  • Maintaining an inventory of all produced radioisotopes and track quantities of radionuclides to ensure authorized amounts by the permitted individuals, and to ensuring proper packaging and storage of materials.
  • Perform leak tests on all sealed sources and surveys as required.
  • Track, monitor and limit environmental releases of radioactive materials to the environment in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Supervise and coordinate the radioactive waste disposal program, including keeping waste storage and disposal records, and monitoring effluents (air emissions).

Emergency Response/Investigation:

  • Respond to all emergencies involving spills of radioactivity and other incidents related to the facility, production of radioisotopes, or the handling and use of radioactive materials.
  • Conduct investigations, prepare reports and develop lessons learned information.

EH&S Department Program Support:

  • Attend required training, participate in department-wide initiatives, and assist with the development of programs that promote a strong safety culture.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Evening and weekend work may be required at times.

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

Essential Position:

This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

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Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members.

SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University/Research is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage all to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

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