Laboratory Technician (Insect Pest Control Laboratory) (G2), Seibersdorf, Austria
Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Field location: Seibersdorf, Austria
Office: IAEA in Seibersdorf
Closing date: Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Laboratory Technician (Insect Pest Control Laboratory)(G2)
( 2021/0180 (151715) )
Organization: NAFA-Insect Pest Control Laboratory
Primary Location: Austria-Lower Austria-Seibersdorf-IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf
Job Posting: 2021-03-23, 1:15:38 PM
Contract Type : Monthly Short Term
Probation Period : No Probation
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 Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture assists Member States of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the IAEA in using nuclear techniques and related technologies to improve food security, alleviate poverty and promote sustainable agriculture. The Joint Division consists of five Sections, each with an associated laboratory (located in Seibersdorf, 45 km south-east of Vienna), in the areas of: animal production and health; plant breeding and genetics; insect pest control; soil and water management and crop nutrition; and food and environmental protection.
The Insect Pest Control Section and Laboratory assist Member States with the development, dissemination and transfer of sterile insect and related environmentally friendly technologies for the area-wide integrated suppression, containment or eradication of major insect pests affecting crops, livestock and human health.
Under the supervision of the Head of the Livestock Pest (LP) research group and in close cooperation with other technical staff of the LP group, the Laboratory Technician will provide assistance to the Livestock Pest Group of the Insect Pest Control Laboratory, specifically in the rearing and maintenance of tsetse colonies.
Functions / Key Results Expected
In close cooperation and under the guidance of the Head of the Livestock Pest Group, and following established processes and standards:
Maintain tsetse colonies, including counting pupae/flies and keeping status lists
Feeding a large tsetse colony three times a week with processed cow blood,
Perform weekly mortality check of flies in holding cages,
Cleaning of cages, feeding membranes, feeding trays, etc.,
Separation of male from female flies in chiller,
Collect pupae on a daily basis
Competencies and Expertise
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.
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.
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.
Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
Gathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.
Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
Knowledge sharing and learning
Actively seeks opportunities to learn by formal and informal means; learns from others, adopting and sharing best practice.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
Completed secondary education.
Minimum two years of general experience in a laboratory environment or in laboratory practices.
Good oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
English language test (level 2) to IAEA standard.
The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 30625 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance
Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report. Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS. Non-local candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified and will be subject to local recruitment. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. Outside applicants are required to supply to the IAEA or to authorize it to seek all information relevant to their suitability for employment by the IAEA. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.
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. Staff members may be assigned to any location. 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.
Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1616607524662