Job Listing: Higher Radiation Protection Scientist

The Physical Dosimetry Department of Public Health England’s CRCE is looking to recruit a scientist or engineer to work on projects related to the assessment of exposure of people to different sources of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) including the new and emerging technologies such as 4th generations of mobile telecommunication and smart meter devices.

You must hold a degree in a physical science or electrical/electronic engineering discipline, or substantial experience in the scientific support of EMF related projects. You must have significant experience of postgraduate or on-the-job experience in carrying out EMF related scientific work.

You will plan and carry out a range of scientific duties, including laboratory work to assess the exposure of people to EMF by means of measurements and calculations. Also, you will be required to perform assessment of exposure from EMF sources and facilities on the premises of customers. Knowledge and experience of working with specialized laboratory equipment such as field measurement probes, network and spectrum analyzers are desirable.

The job also involves the writing and presenting of technical reports incorporating the results of any measurements and routine maintenance checks on satisfactory operation of the laboratory equipment. The role would also require provision of formal lectures and assistance in supervising practical exercises and demonstrations of equipment.

In addition, you are expected to participate in the PHE response to radiological emergencies, in accordance with the roles described in the CRCE Emergency Plan. These roles will include carrying out environmental sampling and measurements as part of an emergency monitoring team, and laboratory analysis of samples.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

For further information / an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Azadeh Peyman via email:, tel: 01235 825075 
independent manner.

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants). Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer


Shortlisting details and interview arrangements will be communicated via email.  Therefore please ensure you check your emails/NHS jobs accounts regularly following the closing date.

IMPORTANT:  The PHE is required to check employment history covering three consecutive years. Please therefore supply referees (with email addresses) to cover this period. Additional documentation such as P60s may be required as evidence. You MUST give details of at least three different referees, even if you were employed in one company for three years or more.

PHE will apply the Civil Service Nationality Rules, details of which can be found on the CS website

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Closing date:  14 June 2013