Type and duration of the Appointment
Fixed Term-Regular, 3 years (36 Months) (subject to a probationary period of 1 year.)
The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA's Major Programme 2, "Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection". This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme's objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.
The Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences is responsible for assisting and advising Member States in research and development for the nuclear sciences, especially the physical and chemical sciences. Specifically, the Division provides support to Member States in the following fields: production of radioisotopes and radiolabelled products for applications in health care and industry; radiation source applications; research reactor utilization; applications of accelerators and nuclear instrumentation; nuclear and atomic data for applications; controlled nuclear fusion and isotope hydrology and geochemistry.
Additionally, the nuclear science activities carried out by the Nuclear Data Section and Physics Section in the Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications fall under Major Programme 1.
The Physics Section is responsible for planning and implementing activities in the areas of (i) effective utilization of research reactors, (ii) fostering relevant research and development and applications using particle accelerators and related instrumentation, and (iii) plasma physics and fusion, in order to enable Member States to avail themselves of the benefits of nuclear sciences and technologies. It operates the Nuclear Spectrometry and Applications Laboratory, located at the Agency's Laboratories in Seibersdorf, which assists laboratories in Member States to improve the effective utilization of nuclear spectrometry and related instrumentation by providing technical advice, training, calibration services, assistance with the modification and development of nuclear instruments and with new applications of nuclear spectrometry techniques in various fields, including energy related applications, environmental monitoring, industry, and the study of cultural heritage objects.
As a member of a team led by the Group Leader of the electronics group, the Nuclear Instrumentation Specialist contributes knowledge and hands-on experience to the modification and improvement of nuclear instruments applied for nuclear energy and applications, environmental pollution monitoring, industry and other nuclear fields. He/she supports the organization of training programmes, workshops and technical meetings, supervises and instructs trainees and contributes to the development of training and teaching materials in the field for effective use of nuclear instruments.
The Nuclear Instrumentation Specialist is: (1) an organizer of technical meetings, workshops and training courses; (2) a provider of technical support to scientific programmes, including field missions, laboratory work, and advice on technical cooperation projects; (3) a teacher/instructor of trainees in the field of modern nuclear electronics and nuclear instrumentation; and (4) a facilitator assisting in the development of nuclear instruments for environmental pollution monitoring and other applications.
Functions / Key Results Expected
• Provide scientific knowledge and organizational support to the organization and implementation of technical meetings and workshops related to nuclear instrumentation.
• Assist with the preparation of proceedings, technical reports and documents.
• Contribute to development of nuclear instruments for environmental monitoring and other applications.
• Provide training on modern nuclear electronics and nuclear instrumentation.
• Develop training and teaching materials.
• Provide technical advice on technical cooperation projects in relation to the effective use of nuclear instrumentation.
• Provide instrumentation support to nuclear analytical laboratories.
• Provide and contribute to the development of instrumentation support to accelerator facility operations.
Competencies and Expertise
|Name ||Definition |
|Planning and Organizing ||Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans. |
|Communication ||Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions. |
|Achieving Results ||Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned. |
|Teamwork ||Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions. |
|Name ||Definition |
|Analytical thinking ||Gathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions. |
|Technical/scientific credibility ||Acquires and applies new skills to remain up to date in his/her area of expertise. Reliably applies knowledge of basic technical/scientific methods and concepts. |
|Function ||Name ||Expertise Description |
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|Physics ||Nuclear Instrumentation ||Knowledge of nuclear electronics and nuclear instrumentation. Good knowledge of laboratory work and quality systems for nuclear instrumentation. |
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|Physics ||Nuclear Physics ||Working experience with particle accelerators. Proven experience in teaching nuclear instrumentation. |
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
• University Degree in Electronics (preferably nuclear electronics), nuclear physics or engineering.
• Minimum of two years' working experience in nuclear science activities with an emphasis on nuclear electronics and nuclear instrumentation.
• Ability to develop training and teaching materials.
• Experience in software development, especially hardware interfacing.
• Proven skills in project management.
• Familiarity with the needs of developing countries in the field of nuclear instrumentation.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Proven skills in writing and preparing reports and/or scientific papers.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and the ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Experience in an international working environment an advantage.
• Fluency in spoken and written English. Working knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) and/or German desirable.