Under direction, to engage in and supervise radiochemical research and development work in the Sanitation and Radiation Laboratory, Laboratory Services Branch, Department of Health Services; and to do other related work.
In close collaboration with the Chief and Assistant Laboratory Chief, Public Health Laboratories, plans, organizes, conducts and directs research and development projects in the field of radiochemistry; provides specialized consultative service on radiochemical assay methods and procedures, the utilization of highly complex electronic and other instrumentation and the application of computer technology to radiochemical determinations; plans procedures for experiments and develops, adapts and evaluates new experimental methods; supervises and evaluates the work of technical personnel; makes interpretive analyses of data obtained; coordinates radiochemical research and development activities with related work of the Department and with other agencies and organizations; plans, organizes, and directs training activities designed to maintain and improve skills of technical staff in the field of radiochemistry; prepares reports and scientific papers for publication; and dictates correspondence.
Experience: One year of responsible experience within the last five years in environmental radiochemistry and radiological instrumentation including research, methods development and evaluation. The research may have been either in satisfaction of the dissertation requirement for the doctoral degree or may have been postdoctoral work; and
Education: Possession of a doctoral degree with specialization in environmental radiochemistry or a closely related specialty.
Experience: Three years of responsible experience within the last five years in radiochemistry and radiological instrumentation including research, methods development and evaluation; and
Education: Possession of a master's degree with specialization in environmental radiochemistry or a closely related specialty.
Knowledge of: Physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry; environmental radiochemistry and radiological instrumentation; scientific research methodology; function and purposes of radiochemical analyses in a public health setting; nuclear chemistry, physics, and biology as related to radiochemistry; radiation safety procedures; current concepts and research in radiochemistry; electronics and computer techniques.
Ability to: Develop and originate new procedures; plan and perform difficult research work and solve new and unusual radiochemical problems; plan and perform difficult research work and interpret results; plan and carry on training and supervise the work of others; establish good working relationships and provide effective consultation; write and speak effectively.