Environmental Assessment Analyst

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Seibersdorf, Austria 🇦🇹

Organization: NAPC-Terrestrial Environmental Radiochemistry (TERC) Laboratory

Primary Location: Austria-Lower Austria-Seibersdorf-IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf

Job Posting: 2023-03-08, 3:54:25 PM

Closing Date: 2023-04-06, 12:59:00 AM

Duration in Months: 36

Contract Type: Fixed Term – Regular

Probation Period: 1 Year

Full Competitive Recruitment: Yes

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 Physical and Chemical Sciences is responsible for assisting and advising Member States in research and development for the nuclear sciences, especially the physical and chemical sciences. Specifically, the Division provides support to Member States in the following fields: production of radioisotopes and radiolabelled products for applications in health care and industry; radiation source applications; research reactor utilization; applications of accelerators and nuclear instrumentation; nuclear and atomic data for applications; controlled nuclear fusion and isotope hydrology and geochemistry.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Laboratory Head, and as a member of a team guided by the Radioecologist, the Environmental Assessment Analyst supports the organization of training programmes, workshops and technical meetings, supervises and instructs trainees, contributes to radioecological studies and modelling, prepares reports, and supports technical cooperation (TC) projects in the area of the use of nuclear techniques and laboratory work on the behaviour and impact of radionuclides and isotopes in the terrestrial and atmospheric environments.


The Environmental Assessment Analyst is: (1) an organizer of conferences, seminars, technical meetings and training courses; (2) technical support to scientific programmes, including field missions, laboratory work and technical cooperation projects; and (3) a teacher/instructor of trainees in the field of environmental applications of nuclear techniques.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Take part in the preparation of proceedings, technical reports and documents.
  • Provide scientific knowledge and organizational support to the organization and implementation of activities (coordinated research projects, thematic meetings, workshops) to support environmental applications of nuclear techniques.
  • Process and evaluate data for the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication.
  • Provide training on the utilization of nuclear techniques for environmental applications.
  • Provide technical advice to technical cooperation projects in environmental protection.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

CommunicationCommunicates 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 ResultsTakes 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.
TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
Planning and OrganizingPlans 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

Judgement/decision makingConsults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
Partnership buildingDevelops and maintains partnerships needed for his/her work. Establishes and nurtures positive relations with partners and stakeholders.
Technical/scientific credibilityAcquires and applies new skills to remain up to date in his/her area of expertise. Reliably applies knowledge of basic technical/scientific methods and concepts.

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description
BioscienceEnvironmental Assessment and Remediation StrategiesAssessment of environmental effects related to the presence of radionuclides, as well as remediation planning and evaluating remedial options
Management and Programme AnalysisProject ManagementUnderstanding of implementation requirements for environmental projects
BioscienceRadioecologyUnderstanding of environmental behaviour of radionuclides and transfer processes within environmental compartments
EnvironmentTerrestrial Environmental ManagementKnowledge of terrestrial environmental systems in order to monitor contamination and address detrimental effects

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor’s Degree – University degree in nuclear or environment related disciplines. An advanced degree in these fields is an asset.

At least two years of working experience in nuclear science activities, with emphasis on nuclear analytical techniques, radioecology and/or environmental studies.

Some teaching experience in methodology and applications of nuclear techniques with emphasis on environmental applications and/or laboratory operations.

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 $50377 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 23627*, dependency benefits, rental subsidyeducation grantrelocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leavepension 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): IntegrityProfessionalism 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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