Junior Radiation Protection Technician (HSE-RP-AS-2024-99-GRAE) Job at CERN

negotiable / YEAR Expires in 2 weeks


Job Description

Your responsibilities

The Radiation Protection (RP) Group of the Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Protection (HSE) Unit ensures that personnel on the CERN sites and the public are protected from potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation linked to CERN activities. The duties of CERN’s Radiation Protection Group include the assessment of radiation hazards from operating accelerators and experiments, the definition of protective measures as well as the legally required monitoring of the exposure of radiation workers and public to ionising radiation.

As a Junior Radiation Protection Technician in the RP Accelerator and Sites Section (RP-AS) you will participate in operational radiation protection for the “CNGS Target Area Dismantling” project. CNGS (CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso) was in operation from 2006 to 2012 with the aim to detect neutrino oscillation with an intense muon neutrino beam that was generated at CERN and directed over 732 km towards the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. The dismantling of this highly radioactive target area of CNGS is motivated by reusing the facility for the expansion of the advanced wakefield experiment AWAKE.

You will:

  • Assess radiological risks at workplace in experimental areas.
  • Prepare and supervise radiation protection aspects of dismantling project.
  • Participate in work and dose planning, elaborate safety measures and working procedures.
  • Evaluate, analyse and follow up operational dosimetry data.
  • Handle and analyse sealed and unsealed radioactive substances.
  • Advise personnel on radiation protection matters and legal aspects in relation to operational radiation protection.
  • Contribute to the drafting and updating of radiation protection documents.
  • Participate in project-related meetings.
  • Periodically report your activities to the CERN Radiation Protection (RP) staff member in charge of the project.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Knowledge of measurement techniques for ionising radiation
  • Knowledge of radiation exposure and protection
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework and best practice in radiation protection
  • Good communication skills with the ability to write reports
  • Able to work in teams and independently
  • Spoken and written English or French. The willingness to learn the other language would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Radiation Protection (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is a general secondary education diploma.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants with a Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 01.07.2024 at 23:59 CEST.

Job reference: HSE-RP-AS-2024-99-GRAE

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-October-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend of 4569 Swiss Francs (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

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.

Geneva, Switzerland