International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Consultant (Radiotherapy Medical Physicist)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Job Description



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 consultant in the Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics Section (DMRP), the Radiotherapy Medical Physicist contributes specialized technical knowledge and experience to facilitate dosimetry, quality assurance and Technical Cooperation activities. The incumbent will provide expert professional and educational advice pertaining to the technical cooperation activities for key radiotherapy and medical physics education in national and regional projects. The incumbent will also assist in the review of dosimetry audit results, updates to the Directory of Radiotherapy Centres (DIRAC) database and participate in quality assurance activities in the Section.

Functions / Key Results Expected

The Subscriber shall: 

  • Develop and review radiotherapy equipment specifications and address educational needs relevant to technical cooperation projects in LMI Member States by identifying appropriate experts; 

  • Review dosimetry audit results and thereby contribute to the reporting of dosimetry audit services; 

  • Develop and review educational material for the Training Courses based on the Dosimetry Laboratory linear accelerator; 

  • Review draft documents pertaining to advanced technologies, dosimetry and quality assurance; 

  • Develop, update and validate DMRP databases.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

  • Medical Radiation Physics

  • Radiotherapy Physics

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Medical Physics.

  • Minimum of 10 years of hospital-based experience in radiotherapy dosimetry and medical physics.

  • Experience in technical interaction with counterparts in LMI Member States.

  • Experience with implementing IAEA radiotherapy medical physics guidelines in dosimetry, education and quality assurance.

  • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) an asset.


The remuneration for this consultancy is a daily fee of up to a maximum of € 250, based on qualifications and experience. In case duty travel is required within the assignment, a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and travel costs are provided. Health coverage and pension fund are the responsibility of the incumbent.

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