Industrial Technologist, Vienna, Austria

Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Grade: P-4

Closing date: Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Industrial Technologist(P4)

( 2021/0303 (004813) )

Organization: NAPC-Radioisotope Products and Radiation Technology Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-05-27, 3:17:56 PM

Contract Type : Fixed Term


Probation Period : 1 Year

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 Physical and Chemical Sciences is responsible for assisting and advising Member States in research and development for the nuclear sciences, especially the physical and chemical sciences. Specifically, the Division provides support to Member States in the following fields: production of radioisotopes and radiolabelled products for applications in health care and industry; radiation source applications; research reactor utilization; applications of accelerators and nuclear instrumentation; nuclear and atomic data for applications; controlled nuclear fusion and isotope hydrology and geochemistry.The Radioisotope Products and Radiation Technology Section is responsible for carrying out the IAEA’s Radioisotope Production and Radiation Technology Programme and for assisting Member States in capacity building for development, production and quality assurance of reactor and cyclotron based medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, as well as the adoption and utilization of radiation technology using gamma radiation, electron beams and X-rays for advanced materials development, remediation of hazardous pollutants and industrial processes.

Main Purpose

As a member of the team led by the Section Head, the Industrial Technologist provides expertise and services in planning and implementing the IAEA’s radioisotope production and radiation technology programme aimed at technology support and capacity building in Member States for activities relating to industrial process management using radioisotope and radiation techniques, non-destructive analytical techniques and other emerging applications of radiation-based techniques in industrial process management and development.


The Industrial Technologist is: (1) a programme developer and implementer, contributing to the planning, and development of the IAEA’s programme on radiation technology; (2) a scientific secretary/technical expert, planning and leading moderately complex technical meetings; (3) a mission leader, planning and leading moderately complex review missions; (4) a technical and project officer, evaluating moderately complex technical cooperation (TC) projects, and promoting, coordinating and evaluating moderately complex coordinated research projects (CRPs) for the continuing widespread application of ionizing radiation techniques in industrial processes and environment protection.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Formulate, evaluate and implement projects in the field of industrial application of radioisotopes and radiation techniques.

Provide technical and strategic advice and services to IAEA Member States through the design, technical backstopping and support for the implementation and appraisal of projects aimed at the application of radiotracers and non-destructive analytical techniques in industry and environment protection.

Plan and lead scientific/technical missions to Member States, including preparatory and follow-up visits, and the assessment of their needs. Provide technical input and coordinate the preparation of mission reports.

As a contributor to policy development and priority setting in the field of application of radiation-based techniques in industry, design and conduct analytical studies, participate in advisory committees and task forces, and provide technical input to the policy and standards development of regional and international bodies.

Evaluate TC projects, develop actions plans, organize and participate in seminars, workshops, expert missions and training courses.

Prepare materials for publication as IAEA documents or in relevant scientific journals. Recommend, in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, innovative research and development approaches to apply in industrial processes/systems.

Recommend, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, including IAEA Collaborating Centers, innovative research and development approaches.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition


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.

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.


Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

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.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition

Judgement/decision making

Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.

Partnership building

Identifies and builds partnerships. Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.

Technical/scientific credibility

Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description

Nuclear Science

Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Knowledge of Industrial Application of Radiotracers, Non-Destructive Testing and Nucleonic Systems.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Master’s Degree

Advanced university degree in nuclear sciences or a related field, with specialization in industrial applications of radioisotopes and radiation techniques or another relevant major. PhD would be an asset/advantage.

Minimum 7 years of working experience in a relevant field, of which at least 3 years should have been at the international level in developing, planning, implementing and evaluating projects related to industrial applications of radioisotopes and radiation techniques.

Sound record of publications in the field of application of radioisotope and radiation techniques in industrial process control, including applications of computerized and digital techniques.

Experience in interacting with multidisciplinary staff and implementing the application of radioisotope and radiation techniques in industrial process control.

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


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $74913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 38580*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance


Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are 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. 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. Testing may be part of the recruitment process

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