Senior Health Physics Tech-U, Radiation Safety

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

About the Department

The Radiation Safety Office oversees the safe and compliant use of Radioactive Materials and Radiation Generating Equipment for the University of Cincinnati and its affiliate partners.

Job Overview

The Office of Research Radiation Safety Office (RSOf) department is seeking to fill a Sr. Health Physics Tech position. This position will provide technical support for the fulfillment of duties and mission of the RSOf and provide customer service type functions for our partners. The successful candidate will be able to conduct all tasks in a timely manner with a high degree of quality, represent the RSOf while in laboratory or hospital setting, and have the ability to prioritize tasks or duties to ensure regulatory compliance and personnel safety.

Essential Functions

  • Perform all duties of the Staff Health Physics Technician 2.
  • Coordinate the radioactive waste management operations including, but not limited to: scheduling pickups; picking up waste from laboratories; processing, packaging, and disposing of waste in accordance with department procedures; maintaining records; and ensuring related surveys are performed as required.
  • Inspect and prepare radioactive materials for shipment or disposal.
  • Calibrate survey equipment and assist in the maintenance of other radiation safety equipment.
  • Check sealed radioactive sources for leakage; inventory sealed sources.
  • Instruct radiation safety personnel and others as necessary on radiation safety policies and practices.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

  • Associate’s Degree in Physical or Biological Science.
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to obtain a valid HAZMAT Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.

Required Experience

Three (3) years related experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Customer service experience and team oriented.
  • Good communication and organization skills.
  • Computer experience/competence using Microsoft Office – Word, Excel etc.
  • Comfortable using basic hand tools. 
  • Direct experience with handling radioactive material and general instruments used in the health physics field.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to bend, reach, pull, push and lift up to 40 pounds without mechanical assistance.


Shift: First    Starting Pay Rate: $29.30 per hour    Post Probationary Rate: $30.77 per hour

Application Deadline:  


Application Information

Candidacy For This Role Will Be Determined By:

  • A COMPLETE APPLICATION: Your application MUST indicate material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this position. Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status. The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications listed above.
  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Eligibility scores and rank will be determined by grading the applicant’s related work history and education. 


Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 92151

Senior Health Physics Tech-U, Radiation Safety

Date:  Jun 6, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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