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Research Scientist and Quality Manager(P3)


  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Monaco
  • Grade: Mid level - P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE\: Please note that the closing date for submission of applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant's location.

This is a re-opening of the vacancy. Candidates who have applied, do not need to re-submit an application.

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, marine 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 IAEA Marine Environment Laboratories consists of three laboratories, which are located in Monaco. The Division supports Member States in enhancing their capacity to use nuclear and isotopic techniques to understand marine and atmospheric environmental processes and dynamics, and to identify and address environmental problems caused by radioactive and non-radioactive pollutants and climate change.

The Radiometrics Laboratory has expertise in the fields of marine radioactivity measurements, development of radioanalytical methods, low-level counting, modelling of marine dispersion and transfer of radionuclides, environmental and radiological assessments, marine database management, and radiotracer applications in oceanographic, pollution and climate studies. It collaborates with Member States to assist them in their development and to implement capacity building technical cooperation projects. It operates underground low-level counting facilities and is accredited for the production of Reference Materials. It also helps them to prepare for radiological emergency situations, carries out missions at sea, supports analytical quality in Member States laboratories and provides training.

Main Purpose

The Research Scientist and Quality Manager liaises with scientists and institutes in Member States and contributes to the continuous improvement of methodologies for effective applications of nuclear and associated techniques in marine environmental and related sciences. The incumbent is a specialist in radio-analytical methods and techniques for the assessment of radionuclides in the environment and contributes to related activities in the IAEA's programme. The Research Scientist and Quality Manager coordinates the development, implementation and maintenance of the Laboratories’ Quality Management System in line with relevant ISO Standards and contributes to NAML’s Radiation Safety Programme.


The Research Scientist and Quality Manager is\: (1) a programme developer and implementer, contributing to the IAEA's programme for applying radio-analytical methods and techniques for the measurement and assessment of marine radioactivity; (2) a scientific secretary/technical expert, planning and leading Technical Meetings and related initiatives to support and improve environmental radio-analytical capability in laboratories in IAEA Member States and (3) a project officer, managing the technical aspects of coordinated research projects (CRPs) focused on promoting nuclear analytical techniques to support environmental research (4) a technical officer, providing scientific and technical input to Technical Cooperation Projects; (5) the IAEA Marine Environment Laboratories Quality Manager.

Functions / Key Results Expected

• Develop and implement radioanalytical methods and techniques for the measurement and assessment of marine radioactivity.
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of methodologies for the application of nuclear and associated techniques in marine environmental and related sciences.
• Carry out research on marine radioactivity.
• Promote, coordinate and evaluate coordinated research projects (CRPs) and conduct related complex studies.
• Provide scientific and technical support to Technical Cooperation projects.
• As IAEA Marine Environment Laboratories Quality Manager, coordinate the development, implementation and maintenance of the Laboratories’ Quality Management System.
• Provide expert advice for NAMLs Radiation Safety Programme.

The incumbent may perform his/her work in areas involving exposure to radioactive materials. Therefore, as an Occupationally Exposed Worker, he/she must be medically cleared by VIC Medical Service and is subject to an appropriate radiation and health monitoring programme, in accordance with the IAEA's Radiation Safety Regulations.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

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
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
Environment Environmental  Monitoring and Assessment Broad knowledge of sampling strategies and techniques, establishment of monitoring programmes, measurements and assessment.
Environment Quality Management Good awareness of accreditation to ISO standards, quality management and good laboratory practice for radioanalytical techniques.
Chemistry Radioanalytical Techniques Demonstrable competence in radiochemical techniques for the determination of alpha and beta emitting radionuclides in environmental samples.

Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Environment Environmental Radiological Assessment Demonstrable competence marine environmental radiological assessment.
Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Expertise in project management principles and practices.
Training Training Implementation Experience in provision of training and in supervision of students and trainees.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • A first level university Degree in Analytical or Environmental Chemistry.
  • Minimum five years’ of working experience in radiochemistry.
  • 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 $64121 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 35331, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; Other benefits include 6 weeks' annual leave, home leave travel, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at\: https\://

General Information

  • The IAEA's paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person's race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce. Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are strongly 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.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • Staff members may be assigned to any location.
  • Candidates appointed to posts in the Professional and higher categories are subject to IAEA rotation policy and their maximum tour of service shall normally be seven years.
  • 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.

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