Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Requisition Number: 2133
Position Title: Radiation Safety Officer
SUMMARY: The Contract Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) at Worldwide Early Phase Services, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, San Antonio, Texas, will oversee the Radiation Safety Program in support of biopharmaceutical research medical use of low radioactive material(s) dosing in clinical studies. The RSO will ensure the radiation dosing activities are performed in accordance with approved procedures and regulatory requirements mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Worldwide Clinical Trials’ SOPs and Work Instructions, and the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control. The RSO will be the official liaison between Worldwide EPS and all external organizations for all matters concerning the handling and use of radioactive material and ensure that radiation exposures are kept As Low As Reasonably Achievable (“ALARA”) by exercising vigilance within the facility before, during and after the conduct of research studies involving radioactive materials.
Tasks may include but are not limited to:
- Investigate overexposures, accidents, spills, losses, thefts, unauthorized receipts, uses, transfers, disposals, administration errors, and other deviations from approved radiation safety practices and implement corrective actions.
- Review and approve written policies and procedures in support of receiving and opening packages of radioactive materials, storing of radioactive materials, maintaining inventory of radioactive materials, use of radioactive materials, and overseeing emergency action if radioactive material is unaccounted for or lost.
- Ensure proper checks and calibration on survey instruments and liquid scintillation counter(s)
- Maintain copies of records and reports required by regulatory agencies, including copies of licenses, regulations and associated documents, and written policies and procedures required by regulations.
- Monitor occupational exposure of involved personnel if applicable
- Provide oversight of disposal of radioactive material
- Ensure proper training of personnel who work in frequent areas where radioactive material is stored or used is completed upon hire and yearly after.
- Establish personnel exposure investigational limits, and prompt investigations when limits are exceeded and diligently reduce probabilities of reoccurrence
- Excellent communication skills to effectively relay project status including challenges to Principal Investigator and Clinical Study Manager of the protocol.
- Interact with key stakeholders effectively and communicate clearly.
- Responsible for actively promoting technical development programs, to keep Worldwide at the forefront of technology.
- Ensure applicable staff compliance with required training on Radiation Safety Program
The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- RSO must also have specific experience with the types and quantities of licensed material to be authorized on the license. (Radioactive materials (or radiopharmaceuticals) with radioisotopes 3H or 14C or any radioactive material with a half-life of < 120 days except positron emitters)
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to set priorities.
- Strong computer skills, including laboratory data acquisition technology.
- Focus on cross-training and embracing teamwork, strong team culture and continuous improvement
- Bachelor of Science in physical, chemical, biological sciences, or engineering with 5 plus years relevant experience
- Individual has established RSO status (human dosing) to ensure radiation dosing activities are performed in accordance with approved procedures and regulatory requirements mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control.
- Training and experience commensurate with the scope of proposed activities:
- Radiation protection principles
- Characteristics of ionizing radiation
- Units of radiation dose and quantities
- Radiation detection instrumentation
- Biological hazards of exposure to radiation (appropriate to types and forms of byproduct material to be used)
- NRC regulatory requirements and standards
- Hands-on use of radioactive materials
- Compliance with US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and the conditions of the license.
- Business knowledge as it relates to the efficiency of processes, timely deliverables, and metrics in a Life Sciences organization
- Proven track record in the RSO role in support of the execution of the company’s business objectives and laboratory operations towards success
Employment Type: Contractor
Community / Marketing Title: Contract RSO
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Location_formattedLocationLong: San Antonio, Texas US
CountryEEOText_Description: Worldwide Clinical Trials is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.