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The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (HSC) Office of Research is seeking an experienced, dynamic, results-oriented professional to join our team as the Radiation Safety Officer. The University holds the following licenses with the State of New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED), Environmental Protection Division, Radiation Control Bureau: • Type A Broad Scope to include Medical Diagnosis and Therapy, Academic and Research • Specific License for Commercial Radiopharmacy • Specific License for Nuclear Cardiology Clinic • NRC Nuclear Research Reactor License The successful candidate will be responsible to: • Advise leadership on technical and regulatory issues, strategic direction of the radiation safety program. • Maintain the institution licenses (4) • Interpret new regulations and apply them to the program as appropriate • Respond to emergency situations involving radioactive materials • Manage reporting requirements to regulatory agencies • Serve as the primary contact for NMED and other regulators • Perform an annual audit of the radiation safety program • Oversee and manage the ongoing maintenance of Unit SOPs and the Radiation Safety Manual • Provide leadership and supervision to the Radiation Safety personnel • Other related radiation safety activities New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment for a good reason. Rugged, timeless and beautiful, New Mexico is a destination that offers a true four-season climate, suitable for almost any outdoor recreation. At a mile high, UNM is at the center of it all, a place far from ordinary and surrounded by world-class art venues, culture, and history. Situated along the Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque has pleasant weather year round and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM), which makes this city an incredible area for outdoor enthusiasts. New Mexico has extraordinary diversity in landscapes, wildlife, and culture, including a unique blend of attractions that will satisfy everyone. See the Position Description for additional information. • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job. • May require discipline-specific licensure and/or professional certification, as specified by the department in the preferences. • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. • Submission of the completed NRC Form 313A with preceptor signature authorization. • Eligible for approval by the State of New Mexico as RSO for a medical/research broad scope radioactive materials license. • Must maintain certification status. Bachelor's or graduate degree in physical science or engineering or biological science with a minimum of 20 college credits in physical science; at least 5 years of professional experience in health physics including at least 3 years in applied health physics. Certification/Licensure Board certification by the American Board of Health Physics, the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine or the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Health Physics or Medical Physics • Experience, within the past 7 years, in o Radiation safety for a facility utilizing radiation materials for medical diagnosis and therapy o Radiation safety for a facility utilizing radiation materials for academic and research purposes o Radiation safety for a facility utilizing radiation materials in a commercial radiopharmacy o Radiation safety for a facility with a nuclear research reactor or nuclear engineering department