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Recruitment for ARPANSA CEO

26 July 2021

Recruitment is currently underway for the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

The CEO will lead the Australian Government’s primary authority of radiation protection and nuclear safety and reports to Federal parliament through the Minister for Regional Health.

The role will commence in 2022, following retirement of current ARPANSA CEO, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson.

‘I am honoured to have undertaken this role since March 2010 and look forward to handing over the reins to a new CEO’, said Dr Larsson.

‘ARPANSA plays a critical role in the protection of the public, workers and the environment through regulation, research, health advice and services. The CEO is supported by a team of highly specialised scientists and professionals to ensure a safe radiation environment for Australia.’

The CEO of ARPANSA is responsible for the regulation of Commonwealth activities involving radiation, for carrying out research in radiation protection, nuclear safety and medical use of radiation, and for exercising health protection and radiation safety obligations and powers set out in legislation.

Engagement with international bodies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), and collaboration with State and Territory radiation regulators is also a key component of the role.

Recruitment for this position is being managed by the Commonwealth Department of Health and applications close on Sunday 8 August 2021.

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