Environmental Health/Safety Professional II - Radiation Safety team (Environmental Health & Safety Office)

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Research Administration
Environ Health & Safety Office
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Position involves clinical patient contact., Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with radioactive materials or devices.
Job Category
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Emory University Environmental, Health, and Safety Office (EHSO) is seeking a team member to serve in our Radiation Safety unit. EHSO’s vision is a partnership with the Emory community that integrates sound environmental, health, and safety management practices in all aspects of Emory’s operations to enhance and support its world-renowned research, inquiry-driven teaching, and the delivery of premier healthcare.
The Environmental Professional II (EHS II) position serves as a staff specialist providing support to the Radiation Safety team with a focus on regulatory compliance and value-added services to Emory University and Emory Healthcare. The preferred candidate will possess a working knowledge of radiation protection regulations, as well as other relevant codes and regulations.



  • Under general supervision, monitors, controls, inspects, contains or removes hazardous material (biological, chemical, radioactive or other).
  • Provides support to ensure compliance with applicable standards, laws and regulations. Performs surveys and routine safety inspections in the areas of biosafety, chemical safety, radiation safety or industrial hygiene.
  • May participate in project management to facilitate laboratory moves and abatement projects, including coordination with vendors, contractors and internal clients.
  • Maintains storage areas, equipment, and personal protective equipment related to EHS programs.
  • Participates in training for program areas.
  • Responds to internal clients regarding chemical, biosafety, radiation safety and industrial hygiene concerns.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports.
  • Responds to emergency situations involving hazardous materials.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Maintain current knowledge of and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits) and university policies.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and potential impact on assigned work area(s).
  • Participate in educational meetings to instruct employees in matters pertaining to occupational health and prevention of incidents.
  • Use portable and laboratory health physics instrumentation.
  • Perform documented contamination surveys, sealed source inventories and leak tests.
  • Segregate and process radioactive waste.
  • Complete radioactive package receipt inspections.
  • Assign and distribute dosimeters.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Author scientific reports and communications to affected workers and management regarding workplace hazards, exposures, and health risks.
  • Work with radioactive materials, both sealed and unsealed, and/or radiation producing machines.
  • Prepare inpatient radiotherapy rooms (using Lu-177, I-131, Tc-99m, etc.).
  • Respond appropriately to radioactive material spills and decontaminate facilities.
  • Identify, evaluate, and mitigate radiation safety hazards.
  • Perform inspections of clinical and research laboratories using radioactive material, radiation producing machines, or lasers.
  • Effectively communicate with therapy patients and clinical staff.
  • Maintain radioactive material authorizations and/or specific license amendments.
  • Conduct radiation safety training.
  • Prepare radioactive packages for shipment.
  • Prepare reports for radiation safety committees.


  • Second shift work required weekly.
  • Work in an operational setting involving lifting, walking, and respirator use.
  • Driving Emory vehicles to perform regular activities (must be licensed to drive in Georgia).
  • Contact with patients and research subjects including patient information.
  • Occasional weekend duty.


  • Bachelors plus 3 years experience in environmental engineering, public health, occupational health and safety or other appropriate science-related field of study (i.e. chemistry) is required.
  • Professional Board Certification desired: (Examples include: CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), PE (Professional Engineer), CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist), Certified Health Physicist (CHP) or CSP (Certified Safety Professional), BSP (Biosafety Professional).
  • Equivalent combination of experience, education and training is accepted.


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The COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption is currently only required for individuals working in a clinical setting. For more information on the University or Hospital policies, including exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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