|Duty Station:||Seibersdorf, Austria|
|Issue Date:||15 May 2013|
|Application Deadline:||26 June 2013|
|Type/Duration of Appointment:||Fixed term extrabudgetary, 2 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)|
|The Department of Safeguards (SG) is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for some 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements. The safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically challenging environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political diversity of the countries.|
The Department of Safeguards consists of six Divisions: three Operations Divisions: A, B and C, for the implementation of verification activities around the world; three Technical Divisions: Division of Concepts and Planning, Division of Information Management, and Division of Technical and Scientific Services; as well as two Offices: the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services.
The Office of Safeguards Analytical Services (SGAS) is responsible for the analysis of nuclear material and environmental swipe samples, as well as the coordination of logistics and the Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL). Located about 45 km south of Vienna in Seibersdorf, the office is organized into three sections: The Nuclear Material Laboratory (NML) including the On-Site Laboratory (OSL) in Japan, the Environmental Sample Laboratory and the Coordination and Support Section.
The project entitled "Enhancing Capabilities of the Safeguards Analytical Services" (ECAS) was established to ensure that the IAEA's Safeguards Analytical Laboratory and the Network of Analytical Laboratories continue to be able to provide the necessary analytical support for the analysis of nuclear material and environmental samples in a cost-effective, timely and reliable manner. The Transition Team, which has been established to transfer laboratory operations from the leased facility of the Austrian Institute of Technology in Seibersdorf to the newly constructed Nuclear Material Laboratory, will be part of the ECAS Project Management Group, which will ensure the smooth transfer of laboratory activities (equipment and staff), related infrastructure (site development) and security (access control and surveillance).
|The Analytical Chemist plays a major role in the chemical treatment and measurement of safeguards inspection samples in the uranium laboratory. He/she takes part in SGAS quality management activities and contributes to continual process improvements. He/she participates in the implementation of actions and tasks relating to radiation protection and safety activities of NML.|
|The Analytical Chemist is (1) a team player working with the other chemists of the Uranium Laboratory and technical staff in the instrumentation areas where final measurements take place, and (2) atechnical specialist carrying out complex chemical procedures, improving existing procedures, and modifying or devising procedures for new applications when necessary.|
|The Analytical Chemist works closely with technical staff in the NML and the OSL to process and analyse a variety of nuclear material samples. A close partnership with the NML Analytical Services Office is also required in order to ensure that measurement results are properly reported relative to pre-assigned quality control levels. The incumbent is primarily supervised by the Head of the Project Management Group (ECAS) and also reports to the Mass Spectrometry Specialist (ICP-MS).|
Functions / Key Results Expected
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education, Experience and Language Skills
|The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $56 091 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $34 664*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave,pension plan and health insurance. |
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|Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged|
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