Radiation Specialist / Physicist for the Hevesy Laboratory

Technical University of Denmark


January 19, 2022


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Radiation Specialist / Physicist for the Hevesy Laboratory

DTU Health Tech

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Applications are invited for a position as radiation protection physicist at the Hevesy Laboratory of DTU Health Tech.

Job description The Hevesy Laboratory is the radiopharmaceutical unit of DTU, combining cutting-edge radionuclide research with production of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals. Because of expansions in our production capacity and because of our involvement in the European radionuclide supply network known as “ PRISMAP” we must expand our staff of physicists and radiation protection specialists. We are looking for a person that can assist us within the areas of radiation safety, safe transport of radioactive materials and radionuclide production. We are presently expanding our lab with another cyclotron and new targetry. At the same time we are getting into closer collaboration with other radionuclide groups, including research reactors.

Responsibilities Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Radiation physics and radiation protection in collaboration with the other safety coordinator and the radiation safety expert. This will include aspects of internal and external dosimetry.
  • Radionuclide production development, including both theoretical support and practical setup.
  • Development of software tools to help is with the radionuclide stock and the radioactive waste inventory.
  • Participation in larger research projects, focused on radionuclide development.
  • Calibration and check-up of our radiometric tools.
  • Qualifications The successful candidate will have:

  • An academic degree in physics or biomedical engineering.
  • Practical experience with radiation protection oversight.
  • Knowledge of relevant Danish and international rules and legislation in the radiation safety area.
  • Command of English and Danish as working languages, both spoken and written.
  • For the first period, a successful candidate will be working under the direction of Professor and Radiation Safety Expert Mikael Jensen at the Hevesy Laboratory, but will also involve tasks referring to our Operations Group at the lab.

    About the Laboratory The Hevesy Laboratory is the radiochemical and radiopharmaceutical division within the Institute of Health Technology at DTU (Technical University of Denmark). The lab is situated at the Risø campus near Roskilde, Denmark and has about 25 employees. We have one (and soon two) 16.5 MeV cyclotrons equipped with beam lines. The laboratory has chemistry and biology research laboratories and clean rooms, which feature state-of-the-art equipment for working with radionuclides. In addition, our in-house GMP team produces radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostics and therapy, which are delivered to local hospitals as well as external collaborators.

    Salary and appointment terms The position is defined as technical academic position (“Development Engineer”). The appointment will be under the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance is to be agreed with the relevant union. The position is full-time and permanent.

    Application and contact Please submit your online application no later than 19 January 2022 (Danish time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach the following documents (all in English, as a combined pdf file):

  • Motivated application/cover letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • Degree certificates (if not yet completed, a statement from the university or supervisor(s) may suffice)
  • List of publications, if relevant, including a brief description of how you contributed.
  • Copy of your academic grade transcripts (MSc and BSc degrees), including an official description of how to convert the grades to the European Union (ECTS) or United States (ABC) grading systems
  • If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Professor Mikael Jensen on kmje@dtu.dk, +45 2625 5890.

    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

    DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

    Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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