Radiation Protection Officer (Local)

Date: 13 Sep 2023

Location: Netherlands

Company: terumoeuro

At Terumo, we enhance lifesaving medical technologies for the benefit of society. Are you eager to contribute to people's health and patients' wellbeing? We'll challenge you to become a master in your field of expertise. You can invest your talents in balance with your personal aspirations - live and work in harmony. Built on our Japanese origins; we are driven by respect, ownership and continuous improvement. It is at the heart of everything we do. This is how we make a difference in the lives of patients, customers and associates.

Department Info

Quirem Medical is a fast-growing company in the medical sector and is developing the next generation of radioactively charged microspheres. Thanks to our highly innovative technology, doctors can help patients fight tumours in the liver. We already distribute our products throughout Europe, and soon far beyond. We are part of the Terumo Group, a Japanese company specializing in medical products, which employs 25,000 colleagues worldwide. Be sure to take a look at our website: https://www.quirem.com/


Job Summary

As a Local Radiation Protection Officer (RPO), you contribute directly to the hotlab productions in a safe and compliant manner at our inhouse hotlab site in Rotterdam. You will supervise the radiation safety within the hotlab at all times, by being present during radioactive handlings and providing your expertise where needed. In case of non-conformities and radiation safety issues, you will act immediately, advice and ensure a safe and compliant reporting and follow-up.


You will be the foremost connection between the hotlab employees, management and Radiation Protection Expert (RPE).

You are a subject matter expert for radiation safety and compliancy with up-to-date knowledge of the regulations (Bbs). 


As a part of the Hotlab organisation, you will report directly to the Hotlab Operations Manager, Noora Duivenvoorde. 


Job Responsibilities

As our local Radiation Protection Officer, you will be a subject matter expert for radiation safety and compliancy with up-to-date knowledge of the regulations (Bbs).


You will maintain an overview, follows up on actions, and provide advice, as well as regular reporting to the RPE and line manager about radiation safety, compliancy, ALARA principle and potential improvements to ensure a safe and compliance working environment.


You will contribute to the documentation and execution, related to radiation safety audits on request of the company (e.g. weekly/monthly).


You will maintain a Radiation Safety Improvement action list and following up the actions based on internal (or external) audit observations and safety findings. Furthermore, you will report on a weekly basis about the progress concerning the action list towards the line manager and/or RPE.


You will report any (potential) non-conformities to the management and relevant person in the organization by preparing root cause analysis, corrective action plan and implementing this within requested timeline.


As part of your role, you will be required to be physically present at the hotlab site for 3 to 4 days per week. In case of incidents or problems, you will be flexible to come to the site within a reasonable timeframe. 


You will provide input and data on risk assessments (RI&E) and Annual Radiation Safety Report.


You will be responsible for the initiation and changes of QMS procedures regarding radiation safety and compliancy in SmartSolve.


You are a process owner for radiation safety training program for hotlab personnel by planning, performing, acting as trainer and documenting the training records on monthly basis. 


Depending on future opportunities and needs, you will fulfil other tasks if requested which can reasonably be expected from a local TMS such as, but not limited to, waste management, (immediate) actions regarding observations or incidents, etc. 

Profile Description

You have obtained a certification as Radiation Protection Expert on the level of coordinating expert (Coördinerend deskundige (Level 3))


You possess an affinity toward the technical and/or nuclear medicine field. 


Experience in relation to the application and/or production of radiopharmaceuticals is a plus. 


You can look back on previous experience in working within a qualified production environment, preferably GMP. 


You possess previous experience in working with quality management systems. 


You possess excellent and effective communication skills. In addition, you are fluent in English. This involves both verbal and writing skills. 


You are accurate, structured and maintain a pro-active attitude at all times. 


You ensure accountability and are driven to optimize work processes. Furthermore, you are a problem-solver and a team player. 



Working for Quirem as part of the Terumo Group means contributing to society through healthcare.  


We offer an attractive salary and benefits package. 


We offer an opportunity to work in a top performing team. An organisation where everyone is treated with respect. We strive to create a diverse, equal and inclusive work environment. We invest in our associates by offering a broad array of development opportunities.   


During your recruitment process, you’ll be able to have conversations with Noora Duivenvoorde as the hiring manager and other passionate associates.  


Interested to contribute to the growth of Terumo? Interested to find out more? Have a look at Terumo Europe's Corporate Video or visit our website !


Contact Person

Jarne Jans - Talent Acquisition Officer & Recruitment Marketeer


  • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jarnejans/

Please upload your CV and/or motivation letter in English. 


Terumo Europe is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Corporation (Japan), producing, distributing, marketing and selling a vast range of medical devices. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium) with sales and marketing offices across the EMEA region.