Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in boneâ??marrow transplantation, the Center's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Instituteâ??designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!SummaryIn coordination with the overall efforts of the Environmental Health & Safety Department, the Radiation Safety Technician performs duties specific to the Radiation Safety Program in providing ionizing radiation safety services to researchers using radioactive materials and radiation producing machines.Performs routine contamination surveys, audits, bioassays and leak testing in laboratories utilizing radioactive materials.Reports contamination survey, audits and leak test results to researchers and the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).Calibrates portable survey instruments used for radioactive contamination monitoring in laboratories.Performs other technical compliance duties as necessitated by regulation and to provide a safe working environment for Center staff.Emergency response to haz mat spills.Other duties as assigned by RSO. Required: Associate degree in physics, chemistry, biology or closely related scientific field; or equivalent combination of education and experience essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Must be able to wear respirator and pass a background check and have access to sensitive information. Good communication skills a must too.Desired: Bachelor degree.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before ...that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.