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Health Physicist

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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel , MD 20708

Posted 2 months ago

Are you excited about protecting people and their environment from radiation hazards while enabling the use of technologies that utilize radioactive materials and radiation? Do you enjoy learning about unique applications of radiation in developing technologies? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join the environmental health and safety team at APL.

We are seeking a talented Health Physicist to provide professional guidance with the planning, implementing, and monitoring of radiation protection activities. Using sound technical judgment, you will work to ensure that licensed materials are procured, used, stored, transported and disposed in a safe, secure, and legal manner. You will prevent or minimize adverse effects to onsite personnel, the surrounding public, and the environment while facilitating groundbreaking research programs.

As a Health Physicist at APL...

  • You will lead the implementation and maintenance of a facility safety program for a 25 meV linear accelerator facility.

  • You will have primary responsibility for radiation safety programs related to our Broad Scope Radiation license.

  • You will be the technical specialist for all non-ionizing radiation challenges.

  • You will engage with researchers to provide insight into potential uses of radioactive materials and radiation to further their research goals.

  • You will provide back-up support for other health physics inquiries and related project.

  • You will have the opportunity to cross-train with other technical specialists in a broad range of environmental health and safety specialty areas.


You meet our minimum qualifications if you

  • Have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Health Physics or closely related area.

  • Have 1-3 years of experience in radiation safety.

  • Are energized by working in a collaborative, team environment.

  • Enjoy a variety of challenging tasks in a dynamic workplace.

  • Have a career goal to become certified by the American Board of Health Physics.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Health Physicist

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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory