|Organizational Unit:|| Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section |
Division of Human Health
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
|Duty Station:||Vienna, Austria|
|Issue Date:||26 March 2012|
|Application Deadline:||7 May 2012|
|Type/Duration of Appointment:||Fixed term, 3 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)|
| The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications consists of the Division of Human Health, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, the Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences, and the IAEA Environment Laboratories. The Division of Human Health is organized into four sections whose objectives are to enhance Member States' capabilities to address needs related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems through the development and application of nuclear techniques within a framework of quality assurance. |
The Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section is one of four sections in the Division of Human Health. Its primary objective is to enhance Member States' capabilities to establish sound policies concerning radiotherapy and cancer treatment, and to ensure the effective and efficient utilization of current and future advanced cancer radiotherapy treatment technologies.
The operating environment is dynamic, participative and interactive with inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy and decision-makers, and technical counterparts in Member States and the international development community.
| As a member of a team and under the direct supervision of the Section Head, the Radiation Biologist: (1) coordinates and supports research, provides technical and advisory services and collects, analyses and disseminates information related to radiation biology; (2) initiates activities in the field of radiation biology especially with respect to radiation response to cells and tissues, including clinical applications, to help improve the level of knowledge in Member States of radiobiology applied to radiotherapy and other health effects of radiation exposure; and (3) develops guidelines, training material and teaching programmes in radiation biology for developing countries. |
| Under the direct supervision of the Section Head, the Radiation Biologist is a: (1) technical adviser and research coordinator, helping to ensure the efficient and effective development and implementation of research and training; (2) adviser, providing expertise to the Section, Division and other IAEA staff on programmatic, scientific and technical matters; (3) team member, striving to improve the team activities and team approach aimed at providing high quality service and sustainable development in the field of radiation biology in Member States. |
| Under the supervision of the Section Head, the Radiation Biologist actively builds lasting partnerships with counterparts in affiliated and collaborating institutions, UN and other international organizations, as well as with AEAs in Member States. Within the IAEA partnerships are built around information sharing, and consultation with members of the Section and Division, and Officers in the Technical Cooperation Department. |
Functions / Key Results Expected
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education, Experience and Language Skills
| The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $67 483 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $38 938*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance. |
How to apply to the IAEA
Complete an Online Application
* Subject to change without notice
| Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged |
Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.