Dosimetrist (Calibrations)(P2)

  • Contract
  • Vienna
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

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Organizational Setting

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 Human Health is organized into four Sections whose objectives are to enhance the capabilities of Member States 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 Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics Section (DMRP) is responsible for quality assurance and metrology in radiation medicine. The Section works closely with clinical colleagues of the Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section and the Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section. Specifically, DMRP provides technical support in medical physics to ensure the safe and effective applications of nuclear technology in radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. It operates the Dosimetry Laboratory located at the Agency’s Laboratories, Seibersdorf, and provides a dosimetry calibration service and a dosimetry auditing and verification service for Member States.

Main Purpose

As a member of the Dosimetry Laboratory Team, reporting to the DOL Head and working under the supervision of SSDL Officer, the Dosimetrist (Calibrations) contributes his/her technical knowledge and experience to the maintenance of DOL secondary standard dosimetry system and calibrates reference dosimetry standards of Member States. The Dosimetrist (Calibrations) performs dosimetry measurements, processes data, analyses the results of measurements and contributes to laboratory developments in order to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. He/she takes part in DOL quality management activities and contributes to continual process improvements. He/she participates in the implementation of actions and tasks relating to radiation protection and safety activities of DOL.

Role

The Dosimetrist (Calibrations) is: 1) a technical specialist in radiation metrology, and 2) a collaborator, participating in provision of dosimetry calibrations and in maintaining and improving the quality of the calibration services conducted at the Laboratory. He/she is 3) a contributor to technical developments related to various aspects of dosimetry calibration activities. He/she is 4) a data analyst extracting, analysing, evaluating and consolidating dosimetry calibration and inter-laboratory comparison data at DOL.

Functions / Key Results Expected

As part of the technical DOL team:

– Contribute to the implementation of DOL dosimetry calibration services and inter-laboratory comparisons by performing calibrations of ionization chambers and dosimetry systems, data processing, reviewing and analyzing, and the preparation of dosimetry calibration certificates and reports.

– Interact with counterpart laboratories participating in the IAEA dosimetry calibration services and inter-laboratory comparisons.

– Contribute to the DOL developmental work by proposing new technical solutions and improvements and by formulating suggestions for development of DOL calibrations and electronic data analysis tools.

– Participate in the implementation of the DOL quality management system (QMS); provide input for review and update of calibration procedures in the DOL QMS; execute quality control procedures for DOL secondary standard dosimetry system; conduct dosimetry measurements and analyze results; identify deviations and possible causes and trends, and suggest improvements in DOL operating procedures including equipment quality control.

– Provide training to fellows and conduct scientific visits.

– Participate in the implementation of DOL radiation protection and safety activities.

The incumbent may perform his/her work in areas involving exposure to radioactive materials. Therefore, as an Occupationally Exposed Worker, he/she must be medically cleared by VIC Medical Service and is subject to an appropriate radiation and health monitoring programme, in accordance with the IAEA’s Radiation Safety Regulations.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

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Definition
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Teamwork
Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

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Definition
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Commitment to continuous process improvement
Identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement as well as improving current practices, increasing effectiveness and achieving efficiency gains. Actively supports the application of sound quality management standards and process improvement.
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Partnership building
Develops and maintains partnerships needed for his/her work. Establishes and nurtures positive relations with partners and stakeholders.
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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.

Required Expertise

Function
Name
Expertise Description
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Metrology
Analytical Techniques
Ability to understand hardware and software of measurement systems used for data acquisition.
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Dosimetry
Dosimetry
Sound knowledge of basic radiation physics and dosimetry.
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Metrology
Secondary Standards Dosimetry Calibration
Technical knowledge and hands-on experience of secondary standards dosimetry, measurement of low currents for dosimetry, experimental methods of ionization chamber calibration and related quality control procedures.
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Metrology
Secondary Standards Dosimetry Calibration
Technical knowledge and experience in ionization chamber calibrations at SSDL level including quality control procedures.

Asset Expertise

Function
Name
Expertise Description
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Metrology
Quality Management
Hands-on experience with implementation of QMS for ion chamber calibrations as per ISO 17025 incl. radiation protection and safety.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor’s Degree – University degree in Radiation Dosimetry or Radiation Physics. Advanced university degree is an asset.

A minimum of two years of working experience in a dosimetry calibration laboratory. Additional years of working experience in dosimetry calibration would be an asset.
Experience in estimating measurement uncertainties.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $50377 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 30125, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; Other benefits include 6 weeks’ annual leave, home leave travel, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at: https://www.iaea.org/about/employment/professional-staff/conditions

General Information

  • The IAEA’s paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person’s race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce. Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • Staff members may be assigned to any location.
  • Candidates appointed to posts in the Professional and higher categories are subject to IAEA rotation policy and their maximum tour of service shall normally be seven years.
  • 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.

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