• Organization: SGTS-NDA Instruments Team
  • Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
  • Job Posting: 2018-04-23, 10:03:54 AM
  • Closing Date: 2018-06-04, 11:59:00 PM
  • Duration in Months: 36
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular
  • Probation Period: 1 Year


Organizational Setting

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 three Offices: the Office for Verification in Iran, the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services.
The Division of Technical and Scientific Services (SGTS) is the departmental branch for nuclear and other measurement systems applied in verification activities, containment and surveillance techniques and all verification logistics. Within the Department of Safeguards, the Division of Technical Support is responsible for the development and implementation of the Department's equipment systems.The Section for Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) Section is responsible for the development, testing, commissioning and provision of equipment for non-destructive assay of nuclear materials; the development, implementation and maintenance of respective methodologies to be applied by SG inspectors; the provision of relevant training and/or expertize through direct participation in field measurements; and providing relative methodological support to the section of unattended systems and other users.

Main Purpose

As a team member reporting to the Team Leader of the NDA Instruments Team, the Associate NDA Systems Engineer execute selected projects related to the development, testing, authorization and deployment of NDA systems including preparation of the related technical documentation.


The Associate NDA Systems Engineer is: (1) an engineer, conducting experiments, testing and validations of NDA instrumentation for safeguards verification, (2) a Non Destructive Assay practitioner, supporting the process of delivery of SG equipment at IAEA headquarters and deployment in the field of NDA systems, and; (3) a technical writer, preparing documentation such as user requirements for safeguards instrumentation, equipment specifications, test report, operational procedures and other reports.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Contribute to the design, development and implementation of NDA instruments including gamma spectrometry, neutron coincidence counting , Cerenkov light viewing techniques and other measurement devices by:

• Performing usability tests and performance evaluations of specific NDA instruments.

• Preparing quality controlled documentation to support authorization of the NDA systems including reports on the development, testing and evaluation work.

• Developing operational documentation for field use of NDA systems such as user or maintenance manuals, calibration procedures, and procurement specifications.

• Carrying out field activities such as installing, testing, calibrating and/or maintaining NDA systems for the verification of nuclear material.

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.


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