Organization: NAPC-Isotope Hydrology Section
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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 isotopehydrology and geochemistry.
The Isotope Hydrology Section is responsible for planning and implementing the IAEA's water resources programme. The programme assists Member States in the sustainable management of all aspects of their water resources, but with a particular focus on isotope hydrology. Major activities include internationally coordinated research, global isotope monitoring, capacity building, and technical assistance to Member States to help them with the assessment, development and use of water resources. The Section also operates a well-equipped laboratory for the analysis of stable and radioactive isotopes. The laboratory trains counterparts in using analytical techniques for high-quality measurements of isotopes in water samples.
As a member of a team led by the Section Head, the Isotope Hydrologist contributes to a results-oriented programmatic response to Member States' priorities in the application of nuclear technologies to meet their development goals related to water resources.
The Isotope Hydrologist is: (1) a technical specialist, providing expertise in the application of nuclear techniques in hydrology; (2) a programme developer and implementer, assisting in planning, and developing the IAEA's programme in the area of water resources assessment, development and management, and; (3) a technical expert, planning and conducting technical meetings and technical review missions, assisting in the evaluation of Technical Cooperation (TC) projects, and assisting in promoting, coordinating and evaluating moderately complex coordinated research projects (CRPs) in the area of water resources management.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Competencies and Expertise
Hydrology - Ground Water Hydrology - Expertise in the use of environmental isotopes to assess hydrogeological systems.
Hydrology - Isotope Hydrology - Expertise in the application of N isotope techniques for addressing hydrological problems.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $62120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $32613*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance.
Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged.
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