Radiation Protection Physicist


  • Switzerland
  • £Competitive
  • Contract

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Job ref: HSE-RP-AS-2019-80


As a Radiation Protection Physicist in the RP-AS Section, you will monitor and enforce compliance with Radiation Protection regulations and execute projects, studies and services aimed at protecting people and the environment from the ionising radiation generated by CERN's activities. In particular, you will:

  • Lead and take responsibility for Radiation Protection (RP) risk assessments and for the definition of protective measures.
  • Provide expertise to CERN's departments and management on radiation protection aspects of the design, operation and maintenance of accelerators and experiments.
  • Lead or participate in RP research and development, in particular the development, use and maintenance of models, computer codes, state-of-the-art tools, instruments and methods for radiological risk assessments.
  • Produce, contribute to, or edit legal, technical and scientific documentation, including rules, specifications, reports, notes, international publications and presentations for internal and external use.
  • Supervise or coordinate the work of technical personnel, fellows, associates and students.


  • Demonstrated experience in operational radiation protection at high-energy accelerators and experiments.
  • Demonstrated experience in radiation protection in the design of high-energy accelerators and experiments.
  • Proven experience in the use of Monte Carlo radiation transport codes, such as FLUKA.
  • Proven experience in writing technical and scientific documentation, including rules, reports and international publications.

Technical competencies:

  • Study of radiation protection design: i.e. expertise in radiation protection design studies.
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework and best practice in radiation protection: i.e. knowledge of radiation exposure and operational radiation protection.
  • Simulation of radiation environments: i.e. calculation of activation and dose rates around high-energy accelerators.
  • Knowledge and application of instrumentation and measurement techniques: i.e. knowledge of measurement techniques for ionising radiation.
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework and best practice in radiation protection: i.e. knowledge of national radiation protection legislation and/or relevant European regulations.

Eligibility and closing date:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 29.08.2019.


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