Monday, April 16, 2012

Radiation Biologist (P-4)

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)

Organizational Setting

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.

Main purpose

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.

Role

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.

Partnerships

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

  • Develop and implement coordinated research projects in the field of basic and applied radiation biology and its clinical applications, including the evaluation of research contracts, organization of research coordination meetings and the publication of results.
  • Support the technical cooperation programme through the evaluation of relevant project requests, the development of work plans, the implementation of expert assignments, training activities, the recommendation of suitable equipment and by participating in missions to IAEA recipient countries.
  • Coordinate work with other national and international organizations and collaborate on joint Section/Division initiatives and cross-cutting activities.
  • Plan and organize scientific and advisory meetings to review current knowledge in radiation biology and plan for future activities within the field.
  • Prepare reports, proceedings and scientific publications on radiation biology and related activities.
  • Represent the IAEA at international meetings and conferences as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with most aspects of basic and applied research in radiobiology from molecular to cellular and tissue/tumour responses to radiation (from mSv-kGy).
  • Some in-depth clinical knowledge and/or knowledge of unplanned exposure health effects would be an advantage.
  • Background knowledge of radiation sterilization for tissue banking, stem-cell research and principles of biological dosimetry.
  • Knowledge of molecular oncology and signaling.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to write and edit scientific and technical reports.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team to achieve collaborative organizational goals as well as with experts and national counterparts.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Education, Experience and Language Skills

  • PhD or equivalent with specialization in radiation biology.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in radiation biology at a research or teaching institution, or radiotherapy-related department.
  • Experience in international project management and coordination.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) desirable.

Remuneration

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.

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