Columbia University invites nominations or expressions of interest in the position of director of radiation safety for clinical programs. Reporting to the executive director for radiation safety programs and chief radiation safety officer, the director is responsible for the day to day management of the Joint Radiation Safety Program of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), ColumbiaDoctors faculty practices, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) and its affiliates, for all elements relating to non-research clinical operations and research involving human subjects.
Columbia’s radiation safety program is one of the largest programs in New York City, with more than 120 research users of radioactive materials or radiation generating equipment in research and approximately 3,000 personnel involved in clinical uses of radiation. Together, the combined facilities hold 12 RAM licenses (Broad scope – 6, Specific – 4, Air discharge – 2) and 25 Radiation-producing equipment (x-ray) licenses and permits issued by the New York City Department of Health, the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Columbia University is a global leader in research and education with approximately 8,000 undergraduate students, and approximately 20,000 graduate students. The university has 4,000 full time faculty members, and over $800 million in research funding. Founded in 1754, Columbia the oldest college in New York State and the fifth oldest in the country. Columbia is an independent, Ivy League institution with nearly 150 areas of undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional, doctorate and interdisciplinary study. The University’s undergraduate program is currently ranked 3rd overall and second in selectivity nationally; the Business School is ranked number 6 nationally. Columbia University attracts students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University is organized into twenty schools, including Barnard College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and Columbia Business School.
Columbia University is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support its mission of excellence in education, research and patient care. The University’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides a broad range of services and actively develops partnerships with faculty and departmental personnel to ensure a safe work environment and compliance with University policies and applicable regulations in the most efficient manner possible. The new director of radiation safety for clinical programs will served as a member of the Office of EH&S and supervises several medical/health physicists and is responsible for administration of a broad-scope radioactive materials license, Gamma Knife license, certified LINAC registration and 21 radiation-producing equipment registrations.
Competitive candidates will have an M.S. degree in Medical Physics or related discipline, must hold or be eligible for New York State licensure as a Medical Physicist in Diagnostic Radiological Physics; board certification by ABR or ABMP is preferred. Ph.D. and experience in biomedical research in a healthcare setting a plus. Ability to set priorities, manage a diverse team of specialists, meet deadlines, take initiative, manage projects and work independently. Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, verbal, written and personal communication skills and teamwork required.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Although the search will remain open until the position is filled, review of candidate materials will begin immediately. Candidates should provide, in confidence, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidates.
Materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the university’s consultant, Dr. Jonathan Fortescue of Park Square Executive Search, at email@example.com. Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Jonathan Fortescue, Ph.D., Managing Partner, or Maddie Reeg, Associate, Park Square Executive Search, LLC, 125 Summer Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Phone: 617-391-9164.
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