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Work Health and Safety Specialist (Radiation and Chemical Safety)

Job no: 502029
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Administration & Executive support, Technical/Laboratory support

Work Health & Safety Specialist (Radiation and Chemical Safety) | REF: 502029

  • Apply your scientific and technical safety knowledge at a research-intensive University
  • Lead the strategic implementation of Radiation and Chemical Safety programs
  • Base salary ranges: $95,737 to $104,746 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full-time appointment on a 24-month fixed-term basis 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team: The University’s professional service delivery model was created to deliver effective and efficient end to end services across the whole University. The model includes all core services of the University and creates functionally aligned services delivered through Service Delivery Centres. The Safety, Health and Wellbeing team develop, advise on and manage the implementation of the University's Work Health and Safety Program. The Safety, Health and Wellbeing team provide a consultancy service to the University community, thereby ensuring the provision and maintenance of the highest possible standards of health and safety for all employees, students, contractors, visitors and volunteers.

About the opportunity: Reporting to the Manager, Safety, Health & Wellbeing you will provide professional scientific and technical services for the University involving the legislative compliance and best practice use of radiation (radioactive materials, irradiating equipment / electronic products), chemicals and hazardous substances and occupational hygiene. You will provide leadership and management support to the area and contribute to the strategic development, review and implementation of related programs, policies, procedures, guidance and practices; providing services, practical advice and assistance; conducting training, inspections and audits; and investigating and reporting on incidents. You will use your expertise and judgement to analyse and resolve problems, provide professional advice and report on these and general health and safety matters.

About you: You will have tertiary qualifications in physical or natural sciences (physics, chemistry, occupational hygiene, pharmacology) and demonstrated experience in Radiation and Chemical Safety. You will be accredited in Radioactive Substances and X-ray Equipment Use with prior acceptance by the Radiological Council as a Radiation Safety Officer.

About the campus: We work at one of Australia’s most beautiful university campuses, with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. In addition to facilities such as gym, library, swimming pool and childcare, we have great public transport links and end of trip facilities so you can ride, run or walk to work.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: 317328.pdf

Closing date: Thursday, 23 August 2018

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time