Medical Physicist (Nuclear Medicine)(P4)

Medical Physicist (Nuclear Medicine)(P4)

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Main Purpose

As a member of a team led by the Section Head, the Medical Physicist contributes specialized technical input to the formulation and implementation of projects related to the medical physics aspects of nuclear medicine practice, including quality assurance and radiation protection. The incumbent provides advice and supports Member States to plan training for medical physicists, especially in the field of nuclear medicine; to develop and maintain physics aspects of QA programmes including the performance of accurate radioactivity and radiopharmaceutical dosimetry measurements; and to design the layout of nuclear medicine facilities.

Role

The Medical Physicist is:

  • a project/technical officer, managing multiple research and technical co-operation projects;
  • a scientific secretary, preparing reports and presentations as well as organize and host various meetings annually; and
  • a technical trainer, participating in the design, implementation and delivery of training of fellows in the area of medical physics in nuclear medicine.

Functions/Key Results Expected

  • Contribute scientific and professional expertise toward achieving the aims of technical cooperation and research projects in the field of medical physics; supervise the planning and implementation phases of the project activities; organize and administer scientific meetings and submits reports;
  • Develop guidelines and recommendations:
    • concerning the physics aspects of nuclear medicine including quality assurance; internal dosimetry (particularly for therapy) and radiation safety;
    • for auditing the quality of nuclear medicine practice; and
    • for standardizing methodology for radioactivity measurement, image quantification and internal dosimetry to hospitals in Member States.
  • Organize scientific meetings, training courses and seminars related to nuclear medicine physics; prepare scientific programmes and serve as scientific secretary for such meetings;
  • Organize and/or coordinate relevant research projects in the field of nuclear medicine, including relevant research projects in the field of nuclear medicine, including inter-institution comparisons to determine and improve the accuracy of radioactivity measurements and image quantification for the main radionuclides used in nuclear medicine in Member States.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

  • 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

  • Commitment to continuous process improvement: Plans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements;
  • 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

  • Dosimetry: Dosimetry - Thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of nuclear medicine dosimetry as it applies to imaging and treatment with radionuclides. Ability to analyse the current dosimetry practices and propose topics which need standardization and guidance;
  • Medical Physics: Education and Training in Medical Radiation Physics - Experience in teaching and training in medical physics in nuclear medicine, and in the development of educational material and supervision of hospital trainees and students;
  • Medical Physics: Nuclear Medicine Physics - Thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of nuclear medicine medical physics in imaging and treatment with radionuclides including hybrid imaging equipment, non-imaging instrumentation, quality control and clinical computing.

Asset Expertise

  • Dosimetry: Quality Management - Knowledge of quality management systems applicable to nuclear medicine departments. Ability to critically assess and review reports and propose realistic actions for quality improvement;
  • Nuclear Medicine: Radiopharmacy and Radiochemistry - Knowledge of the good laboratory practice radiopharmacy for nuclear medicine, including production, preparation and quality control procedures.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Doctorate Degree - in Medical Physics or closely related field;
  • Minimum of seven years of practical experience in clinical medical radiation physics of which at least five years in nuclear medicine physics;
  • Experience in establishing and/or improving quality assurance programs for nuclear medicine is required;
  • Experience in internal dosimetry is required;
  • Experience as a medical radiation physicist in a radiology facility would be a significant asset;
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the specific needs in nuclear medicine of low- and middle-income countries is an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

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