IAEA Vienna, Austria
( 2019/0537 (208844) )
Organization: NAHU-Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section
Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
Job Posting: 2019-11-17, 10:28:46 AM
Contract Type : Fixed Term
Probation Period : 1 Year
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 Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section’s primary objective is to enhance Member States’ capabilities to use nuclear medicine and other imaging technologies efficiently, mainly, but not limited to cancer and cardiac diseases, and for undertaking related basic and clinical research. To achieve those goals, special attention is given to the preparation of educational resources, guidelines and guidance documents.
Reporting to the Section Head, the Radiologist (Imaging) provides technical and advisory services including cancer-related services. He/she collects, analyses and disseminates information related to the application of radiological techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and in basic and applied research in the field of human health with a view to meeting development goals related to the provision of health services, and coordinates and supports research.
The Radiologist (Imaging) is: (1) a technical expert, providing assistance for collaborative efforts aimed at a synergistic approach to the use of diagnostic medical imaging development in Member States; (2) an adviser to the Section, the Division and other Agency staff on programmatic, scientific and technical matters related to his/her field of expertise; (3) a research coordinator, providing high level expertise and advice to researchers and coordinated research project organizers in support of the efficient and effective development and implementation of research and training.
Functions / Key Results Expected
- Act as focal point for coordination of technical review of PACT activities within the section.
- Ensure implementation of relevant PACT activities regarding technical reviews of impact mission reports and identify expertise needed to support the missions.
- Provide technical expertise as needed to PACT/ grants, to ensure their technical integrity and compliance with Agency scientific and technical guidelines in diagnostic radiology imaging.
- Develop and implement coordinated research projects on the application of diagnostic imaging techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including the evaluation of research contracts and the publication of results.
- Organize scientific and advisory meetings, serve in scientific missions and represent the Agency at relevant meetings and conferences.
- Develop and implement projects aiming at applying quality management in the clinical practice of diagnostic imaging in developing Member States.
- Provide technical input and assistance to the technical cooperation programme through the evaluation of relevant project requests, by developing work plans and assisting with the implementation of expert assignments, trainings and the purchase of equipment and other relevant items.
- Coordinate work with other national and international organizations and support the Section’s collaborative efforts with leading scientific societies aimed at health care development in Member States.
- Prepare technical and scientific reports, proceedings and scientific publications.
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.
Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.
Identifies and builds partnerships. Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.
Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.
Proven and extensive practical experience in the field of clinical diagnostic radiology in a hospital setting.
Proven experience in and knowledge of diagnostic radiology in particular, conventional x-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance.
Knowledge of interventional radiology.
Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Knowledge of clinical applications of general nuclear medicine including cardiology and oncology. Experience in the use of up-to-date hybrid imaging, e.g. PET/CT, SPECT/CT. Knowledge of radio guided surgery and non-imaging nuclear medicine procedures.
Comprehensive knowledge of quality management applied to radiology practice.
Radiation Medicine Research
Proven experience in clinical research in the field of diagnostic imaging.
Knowledge in the use of up-to-date Iodine-131 therapies. Knowledge of radionuclide therapies other than Iodine-131, e.g. Radium 223, Yttrium 90, Lutetium 177.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
- An Advanced university degree in medicine with post-graduate degree in Radiology. Post-graduate degree in Nuclear Medicine is a significant asset.
- At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in the field of clinical diagnostic radiology and in conducting clinical research.
- Broad experience in internet-based teaching resources and distance assisted training programmes for diagnostic imaging professionals.
- Recent publications, in scientific peer review journals, in the field of specialization(s).
- Good national and international standing in the area(s) of specialization and association with international professional organizations.
- 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 $72637 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 28837*, 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
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