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Radiation Protection Technician

Job Location: 
Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France
Job Title / Reference: 
Radiation Protection Technician / 1516B
Post details: 
Permanent, full time
26-30k€ and additional allowances may apply
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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The ESRF, the European Synchrotron, is an international science facility based in Grenoble, France. Thanks to its high-level, innovative engineering and cutting-edge vision, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research institutions worldwide, welcoming more than 6 500 scientists every year in fields such as biology, medicine, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials and surface science, and physics. The ESRF is supported by 22 countries and employs 650 staff.

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The ESRF Safety Group is responsible for all radiation protection aspects associated with the different accelerators and the different X-ray experimental stations (i.e. beamlines), such as shielding calculations, radiation monitoring and personal and environmental dosimetry. The operation of the beamlines requires the use of radioactive sources for calibration purposes and some beamlines use radioactive samples.

You will assist the Radiation Protection Engineer in various radiation protection tasks, in particular:

  • control and management of radioactive samples and sources
  • dosimetry
  • calibration and operation of measuring equipment (Ge spectrometry, TLD reader…)
  • daily radiation protection follow-up of beamlines and X-ray generators.


  • You should hold a technician degree (BSc, Licence, HND, HNC, BTS, DUT, Bachelor, Meister, Vordiplom, Perito, Laurea Triennale, Diplomatura, Ingenieria Técnica or equivalent) in radiation protection
  • 2 to 5 years of professional experience, preferably in a services environment
  • Knowledge of basic radiation protection rules and techniques is required. A training on specific radiation protection topics related to accelerators and X-ray beamlines will be provided.
  • Rigour and the ability to work in a team are expected
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)


The annual gross salary will be within the range 26-30k€ and additional allowances may apply.

The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

If you are interested in this position, please apply by 01/08/2017.

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