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MD Anderson Cancer Center Principal Safety Specialist - Health Physics/Radiation Safety in Houston, Texas

Ideal candidate will have health physics, and/or radiation safety background and that have certified health physics certification.


The primary purpose of the Safety Specialist position is to provide technical expertise to

resolve safety issues involving personnel, visitors, patients and other institutional staff

and contractors. Performs and completes special projects as assigned or as needed to

address institutional safety issues. Maintains awareness as assigned or as needed to

address institutional safety issues. Maintains awareness with applicable laws, regulations

and national guidelines relevant to section functions and responsibilities. Completes

environmental and safety policy review and development risk assessment, incident

investigations, report writing and presentations to management in order to communicate

risk and solutions. Assists in drafting comments on proposed state and federal regulations

as needed. Duties may include functions in any or all of the following areas: Fire and

Life Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Radiation Safety, Emergency Preparedness

and Joint Commission, Environmental Protection, Construction Safety and Biological,

Chemical and Laboratory Safety.


Program Leadership Acts in the place of the RSO as necessary to include supervising

technical staff, attending meetings, making regulatory decisions, and having general

oversight of the program. Acts in the place of the LSO as necessary to maintain and

oversee the laser safety program.

Contributes to scientific discussions at department, institution, state and national levels

representing Facility's position on radiation safety issues.

Supervises duties of a technician and student externs.

Compliance Assist in maintaining compliance with all local, state and federal

compliance guidelines and regulations. Provides regulatory interpretations, technical


Consults and assists applicable departments in developing, implementing and revising

written laser safety procedures for use of laser producing machines.

Program Support Consults and assists applicable departments in developing,

implementing, and revising written radiation safety procedures for using radioactive

material (RAM), radiation-producing machines, laser producing machines.

May assist engineers and scientists in design and/or evaluation of shielding for new

therapy facilities. If a CHP, may conduct shielding evaluations of diagnostic areas.

Oversees the authorized user program. This includes ensuring AU's have proper

credentials and training, proper lab space and equipment, and provides a risk assessment

of associated hazards.

Coordinates and maintains the Radiation Laboratory Inspection program and conducts

audits of clinical areas to ensure compliance.

Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding the potential hazards of ionizing and

nonionizing radiation.

Other duties as assigned.

Master's degree in Applied or Basic Science, Engineering field. Ten years of environmental health and safety experience. Certified in one or more of the following: *Certified Health Physicist (CHP) by the American Board of Health Physicists (ABHP). *Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). *Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) by the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA). *Associate Safety Professional (ASP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). *Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 165634

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 103,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 129,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 155,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No