Consultant - Radiation Safety and Technical Services Unit, Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Tuesday, 16 February 2021


Radiation Safety and Technical Services Unit

( TAL-NSRW20210112-003 )

Organization: NSRW-Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-02-02, 2:17:22 PM

Contract Type : Special Service Agreement


Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA’s nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the IAEA’s activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure, and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.

The Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety develops and maintains standards for radiation protection, radioactive waste safety, and safety in the transport of radioactive material that enable the beneficial uses of radiation to be exploited while ensuring appropriate protection of workers, the public, patients and the environment. It also assists Member States in the implementation of these standards and provides related services.

The Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section is responsible for the delineation of an international programme to protect workers, patients and the public from all types of exposure to natural or artificial radiation, in line with the most recent scientific knowledge and information. The Section is also responsible for the provision of radiation safety technical services to staff members and experts who may be exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of activities conducted by the IAEA.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Head of the Radiation Safety Technical Services Unit, the Consultant provides advice and applies best practices in individual and workplace monitoring with a focus on internal dosimetry, and training of occupationally exposed workers. The Consultant is also expected to analyze data and prepare reports and procedures.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Develop protocols on internal dosimetry and dose assessment to implement the latest international guidance for special and task related monitoring of individuals.

Tags ionizing radiation nuclear safety radiation dosimetry radiation protection safety and security subsistence allowance

Analyse systematic and field uncertainties associated with internal monitoring.

Prepare explanatory materials for use in communicating with Member State experts on dissemination of best practices in internal monitoring.

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced University Degree in Natural or Engineering Sciences. A combination with Health Physics education is an asset.

Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in radiation protection, radiation control and radiation dosimetry, with at least 3 years of experience in internal dosimetry.

Demonstrated experience in operational laboratory environments including radiation measurements, uncertainty analysis,and dose assessment.Good oral and written command of 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.