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 a team led by the Section Head, the incumbent will be the project officer in charge of the technical work of the IAEA/WHO (World Health Organization) network of Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratories (SSDLs). He/she is expected to keep close contacts with his/her counterpart at the WHO, assess the level of work performance of the SSDLs, and propose and organize activities in order to implement the recommendations of the SSDL Scientific Committee. Role The Medical Radiation Physicist SSDL Officer is: (1) an operational leader of the IAEA/WHO network of SSDLs; and (2) a manager, supporting research and technical cooperation projects in the field of dosimetry and calibrations. Functions / Key Results ExpectedApply Now
- Review, assess and report on the work performance of about 80 laboratories that are members of the network.
- Coordinate educational activities in the SSDL network related to dosimetry calibrations and comparisons, and quality management systems.
- Maintain and update the SSDL databases and the dosimetry calibration and comparison components of the quality management system.
- Plan and manage calibration and dosimetry comparisons with SSDLs.
- Prepare and review laboratory procedures and measurements of calibrations and comparisons conducted at the dosimetry laboratory.
- Manage coordinated research projects in the field of dosimetry and comparisons. Support technical cooperation projects in the field of dosimetry and medical physics.
- Master's Degree - Advanced University degree in Radiation Dosimetry or Medical Radiation Physics.
- Minimum 7 years' experience in dosimetry and calibration related work, which should include at least 4 years in a primary or secondary standards dosimetry laboratory.
- Demonstrated experience in quality management system for standards dosimetry laboratories in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025: 2017.
- Demonstrated experience in project design, monitoring and implementation.
- Experience in radiation dosimetry research activities as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
- Excellent oral and written command of English.