Head of Safety and Radiation Protection (f/m/d)

European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility
February 18, 2023
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European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.

Currently we are looking for our new

Head of Safety and Radiation Protection (f/m/d) The position
  • Advise the Management in matters concerning occupational health, safety and radiation protection

  • Lead the Safety and Radiation Protection Group

  • Maintain and further develop the Safety Organization and implement appropriate processes and tools

  • Cooperate with the supervising authorities

  • Act in at least one of the following roles: Occupational Safety Specialist (Fachkraft für Arbeitssicherheit), Radiation Protection Commissioner (Strahlenschutzbevollmächtigter) or Biological Safety Officer (Beauftragter für Biologische Sicherheit)

  • Requirements
  • University degree in the natural sciences or in engineering, respectively relevant professional experience

  • Strong organizational, management and communication skills

  • Detailed knowledge in at least one of the fields of radiation protection, general occupational safety, machine safety, biology/chemistry safety or laser safety, preferably in a large scientific institution

  • For additional information, please contact Prof. Dr. Robert Feidenhans'l ([email protected]) .

    Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found under www. xfel.eu/careers.

    Our offer

    Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

    Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

    English is working language, in this position proficiency in German is essential.

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    The appointment is permanent.


    Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your work certificates in one single pdf-file.

    Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

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