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The Nuclear Energy Agency - Medical Radioisotopes Advisor

  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Renewable Energy sector
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Nuclear Energy Agency - Medical Radioisotopes Advisor

  • Full-time
  • Grade: PAL6

Company Description

THE OECD – Who we are, what we do 

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries, whose mission is to build better policies for better lives. We promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work to establish evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a broad range of social, economic and environmental challenges, from the improvement of economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion. We provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.


The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is an intergovernmental agency which operates under the framework of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It facilitates co-operation among countries with advanced nuclear technology infrastructures to seek excellence in nuclear safety, technology, science, related environmental and economic matters and law. The mission of the NEA is to assist its 34 member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international cooperation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for a safe, environmentally sound and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It strives to provide authoritative assessments and to forge common understandings on key issues as input to government decisions on nuclear technology policies.  


The NEA is seeking to recruit a highly qualified and experienced individual to join our team as a Medical Radioisotopes Advisor. The successful candidate will be responsible in coordinating workshops/meetings and producing comprehensive reports, including analyses of supply and demand for various medical radioisotopes, as well as analyses of innovation and supply chains for medical radioisotopes. The position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of nuclear medicine and healthcare on an international scale. The individual selected for this important post will report to the Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

  • Workshop and Meeting Coordination: Plan, organise and facilitate workshops, conferences, and expert meetings focused on medical radioisotopes. Collaborate with international stakeholders, experts, and industry representatives to gather insights, share knowledge, and address challenges related to the production, supply, and use of various medical radioisotopes.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct in-depth analysis of global trends, market dynamics, and technological advancements in the field of medical radioisotopes. Develop expertise in the supply chain, regulatory frameworks, and emerging innovations to inform the NEA's understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this sector. This includes modelling future supply and demand conditions for a range of medical radioisotopes.
  • Report Drafting: Prepare high-quality reports summarizing workshop outcomes, industry developments, and supply-demand projections for medical radioisotopes. Present findings in a clear and concise manner, catering to a diverse audience including policymakers, industry stakeholders, and the broader scientific community.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Foster collaboration and communication with relevant international organisations, government agencies, industry partners, and research institutions. Actively engage in networking activities to build partnerships and strengthen the NEA's position as a key player in the field.
  • Policy Recommendations: Provide expert input and contribute to the development of policy recommendations and guidelines aimed at enhancing the global availability, reliability, and sustainability of medical radioisotopes.

Representation and liaison 

  • Represent the NEA in major international fora, providing both expert-level presentations, policy-level speeches, interviews, and other appearances. 

  • Contribute to an effective communication strategy by taking an active role in the development of communications products to ensure that contents are regularly updated and provide reliable information on nuclear technology and innovation.

  • Maintain close co-operation with actors within the Nuclear Energy Agency to ensure effective co‑operation and co‑ordination with relevant NEA activities.


Academic and Professional Background


  • An Advanced degree in economics, nuclear medicine, radiochemistry, or a related subject.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of medical radioisotopes, with a focus on Mo-99 and/or other isotopes for diagnostics and therapeutics.


  • Proven national-level and international experience interacting with senior officials and experts from governmental organisations, regulatory authorities and research institutions. 


  • Strong action management skills.


  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment on several programmes of work with strict deadlines and within budget.


  • Analytical thinking, achievement focus, teamwork and, diplomatic sensitivity.

Additional Information

Core Competencies

  • OECD staff are expected to demonstrate behaviours aligned to six core competencies which will be assessed as part of this hiring processes: Vision and Strategy (Level 2); Enable People (Level 1); Ethics and Integrity (Level 2); Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 2); Achieve Results (Level 2); Innovate and Embrace Change (Level 2)
  • There are three possible levels for each competency. The level for each competency is determined according to the specific needs of each job role and its associated grade.
  • To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to OECD Core Competencies.

Communication and Languages

  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other with a commitment to reach a good working level.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Additional Information

Closing Date:

  • This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than 23:59 on 30 April 2024 (CET).

Contract Duration 

  • Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Please note that our Rules and Regulations stipulate that the mandatory retirement age is 65.

What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at 7,738.74 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who are nationals of who are nationals of NEA or OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities. Our selection processes are merit-based; we strive to enhance diversity both from national and gender perspectives while running fair, transparent and competitive selection processes.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

Learn more about what we offer and why the OECD is a great place to work.

Browse our People Management Guidebook to learn more about all aspects relating to people at the OECD, our workplace environment and on policies supporting staff in their daily life.

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