|Organizational Unit:|| Radiometrics Laboratory |
IAEA Marine Environment Laboratories (IAEA-MEL), Monaco
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
|Issue Date:||30 March 2012|
|Application Deadline:||11 May 2012|
|Type/Duration of Appointment:||Fixed term, 3 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)|
| IAEA Environment Laboratories (NAEL) is a Division of the Nuclear Sciences and Applications Department and consists of four laboratories three of which are located in Monaco and one in Seibersdorf (approximately 45 km south of Vienna). NAEL implements the Environment Programme under Major Programme 2, of which the part relevant to marine ecosystem is implemented in Monaco, and the part relevant to terrestrial ecosystem in Seibersdorf. The Division operates in a complex matrix environment with inputs from many parts of the organization, such as Technical Cooperation Department for the implementation of several projects as well as other Departments for horizontal collaborations. |
The Radiometrics Laboratory (RML) has expertise in the fields of marine radiochemistry, low level radioactivity measurements, modelling of radionuclide dispersion and transfer in the marine environment, environmental and radiological assessment, marine radioactivity data base management, and radiotracer applications in oceanographic, pollution and climate studies. RML collaborates with Member States laboratories to assist them in their development and to implement capacity-building technical cooperation projects. Under its programme, RML develops methods for the measurement of radionuclides in marine samples in normal and emergency situations, carries out numerous sea missions, supports analytical quality in Member States laboratories and provides individual and group training. RML comprises six professional staff and seven support staff. RML has been developing a strong network with Member States.
| As a member of the Radiometrics Laboratory, led by the Laboratory Head, the incumbent Research Scientist is a specialist in radiometric measurements, developments of new procedures and assessment of radionuclides in the environment and is responsible for the relevant project in the IAEA's programme. She/he liaises with organizations active in this field and with relevant user communities in Member States; he/she contributes to modifications and improvements of equipment and methodologies for effective applications of nuclear and associated techniques in marine environmental and related sciences. He/she contributes to the Quality Management System of the laboratories according to the applicable ISO Standards. |
| The Research Scientist is: (1) a programme developer and implementer, contributing to the planning and development the IAEA's programme in the specific area of radio-analytic techniques and assessment of environmental radioactivity; (2) a scientific secretary/technical expert, planning and leading Technical Meetings and developing strategies to support environmental assessment and networking of environmental radio-analytical laboratories and (3) a project officer, coordinating and evaluating coordinated research projects (CRPs) aimed at promoting nuclear analytical techniques of a high quality in support of environmental research (4) a technical officer, providing scientific and technical input to developing, planning and implementing Technical Cooperation Projects. |
| The Research Scientist provides support, technical guidance and advice to other staff in the Marine Environment Laboratories in his/her area of expertise and contribute to the quality management system according to international standards. He/she also interacts with scientists from Member States laboratories to advise, provide and develop guidelines on technical and methodological developments and harmonization in the area of marine radioactivity measurement and assessment. He/she promotes partnership building with appropriate UN organizations, regional marine commissions, collaborative scientific projects and other relevant institutions. He/she represents the IAEA at expert group meetings to identify needs and respond to the interests of Member States and regional organizations in various marine environmental research and assessment programmes. |
Furthermore, the incumbent works with appropriate technical departments within the IAEA to support collaborative projects in the area of radionuclide measurement and assessment and operational activities in the area of radiation protection.
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 $56 091 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $34 776*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance. |
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| Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged |
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