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Nuclear Medicine Physician(P4)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Renewable Energy sector
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Medical Doctor
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
  • Closing Date: 2021-03-04

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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 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.

Main Purpose

As a member of a team led by the Section Head, the Nuclear Medicine Physician coordinates and supports research, provides technical and advisory services and collects, analyses and disseminates information related to the application of nuclear medicine techniques using unsealed radiation sources 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.


The Nuclear Medicine Physician is\: (1) a technical adviser and research coordinator, providing high level expertise and advice, helping to ensure the efficient and effective development and implementation of coordinated research projects and trainings; (2) an adviser to the Section, the Division and other IAEA staff on programmatic, scientific and technical matters related to his/her field of expertise; and (3) a support provider for collaborative efforts aimed at a synergistic approach to nuclear medicine development in Member States.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Develop and implement coordinated research projects on the application of nuclear medicine 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 IAEA at relevant meetings and conferences.
  • Develop and implement projects aiming at applying quality management in nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging practices in Member States.
  • Support the technical cooperation programme through the evaluation of relevant project requests, by developing work plans and assisting with the implementation of expert assignments, training 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 nuclear medicine development in Member States.
  • Prepare technical and scientific reports, proceedings and scientific publications.
  • Collaborate on joint initiatives and cross-cutting activities within the Agency.


Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
Communication 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.
Teamwork 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
Analytical thinking Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.
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
Radiation Medicine Clinical Practice In-depth knowledge of and proven practical experience in the clinical applications of diagnostic nuclear medicine, including cardiology, neurology and oncology as well as up-to-date knowledge in hybrid imaging e.g. PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MR.
Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine Imaging Experience in education/training nuclear medicine professionals, development of educational materials for continuous professional growth as well as certification and accreditation of training programmes and activities in nuclear medicine and radiology
Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine Imaging Proven experience in and in-depth knowledge of paediatric nuclear medicine. Certficiation in paediatric nuclear medicine an asset.
Radiation Medicine Quality Management Thorough knowledge of quality management applied to nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging practices.
Radiation Medicine Radiation Medicine Research Proven experience in clinical research in the field of nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging.
Radiation Medicine Radiation Medicine Research Working knowledge of cost-effectiveness analysis in the field of nuclear medicine including research.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • An advanced university degree in Medicine with a post-graduate specialization degree in Nuclear Medicine.
  • At least seven years of professional experience in the field of clinical nuclear medicine and in conducting clinical research, possibly in an academic environment.
  • Good national and international standing in the area of his/her specialization and association with international societies and/or organizations.
  • Experience in managing international projects following results-based principles.
  • Recent publications in international peer reviewed journals and/or other relevant publications.
  • Advanced experience in medical education. Postgraduate certificate in education an asset.
  • 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 $ 31888, 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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