The Space Radiation Analysis Group at The Johnson Space Center is seeking a Non-Ionizing Radiation Specialist to provide expertise in health physics / radiation protection / industrial hygiene, with an emphasis on non-ionizing radiation protection. This position will work on NASA's Human Health and Performance contract. The successful candidate will work closely with NASA’s Radiation Health Officer in the development and implementation of a non-ionizing radiation protection program for astronauts.
The position requires demonstrated knowledge and experience in the interpretation and implementation of national safety standards and NASA standards as they relate to non-ionizing radiation. The role will perform analysis of astronaut exposures to NIR sources based on transmission and emission information; make determinations of hazards, controls, and verifications from NIR sources for ISS payloads and exploration vehicles; and collaborate with international partners in developing consensus on NIR standards.
US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is required. Must have the ability to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance.
Interpret and implement national safety standards as they relate to non-ionizing radiation sources
Analyze onboard exposure to NIR sources based on transmission and emission information
Communicate any emerging NIR payload / source issues that may impact International Partner crew members through the Radiation Health Working Group (RHWG)
Compile agency exposure limits and guidelines for non-ionizing radiation safety
Update and maintain SSP 50005 & MORD with consensus standards
Inventory potential exposure sources on ISS and determine health effects by coordinating with EMI/EMC system team
Provide NIR subject matter expertise to Safety Panels and execute identified action items
Comply with Safety, Health and Environmental Plan by committing to high standard of safety. Adhere to all safety policies and report any potential safety violations
Ensure compliance with the Quality Assurance Plan, policies, and procedures
Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years of relevent experience; or less than 2 yrs of experience with Master’s Degree in Physics, Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene, or a closely related field
Knowledge and experience in NIR safety
Comprehensive understanding of:
ANSI Z136 published by the Laser Institute of America (LIA).
SAE AS6029B: Performance Criteria for Laser Control Measures Used for Aviation Safety
IEEE C95.1 Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 0 Hz to 300 GHz
ACGIH Threshold Limit Values LV and Biological Exposure indices
ICNRP International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
Demonstrated experience in analysis and interpretation of data in the following sources: Ultraviolet, Visible, Infrared, Radio Frequency, and Microwave
Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO) by Board of Laser Safety, experience with nonionizing radiation, or working toward certification as a CLSO
Working Knowledge of NASA Standard 3001 as applicable to NIR requirements
Programming skills in Excel, C, C#, C++, Shell scripting, Python, and MATLAB
Pay Range:Pay Range $63,050.00 - $97,000.00 - $130,950.00
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