Medical Physicist (Imaging) (P4)

Medical Physicist (Imaging) (P4)

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Main Purpose

As a member of a team led by the Section Head, the Medical Physicist (Imaging)contributes specialized technical input to the formulation and implementation of projects in medical physics related to diagnostic radiology imaging, quality assurance, optimization and dosimetry. He/she assists Member States to establish quality assurance programmes in medical physics in X-ray diagnostic radiology.


The Medical Physicist (Imaging) is: (1) a project/technical officer, managing multiple research and technical co-operation projects; (2) a scientific secretary, preparing reports and presentations as well as organize and host various meetings annually; (3) a technical trainer, participating in the design, implementation and delivery of education and training of fellows, consultants and others, in own and member countries' laboratories and institutions, and; (4) an x-ray dosimetry officer, contributing to the development of diagnostic radiology dosimetry at the IAEA Dosimetry Laboratory.

Functions/Key Results Expected

  • Act as focal point for coordination of technical review of relevant PACT activities within the section;
  • Ensure technical reviews of impact mission reports and identify expertise needed to support the missions;
  • Provide technical expertise as needed to PACT grants to ensure their technical integrity and compliance with Agency’s scientific and technical guidelines in diagnostic radiology physics;
  • Contribute scientific expertise to the achievement of technical cooperation and research projects in the field of medical radiation physics, including supervising the planning and implementation phases of the project activities, organizing and administering meetings with the participating groups, and writing and editing project reports;
  • Organize scientific meetings, training courses and seminars related to medical radiation physics. Prepare scientific programmes and serve as scientific secretary for such meetings and the drafting of associated technical guidance documents;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of laboratory procedures for measurements with diagnostic x-ray machines at the IAEA's Dosimetry Laboratory upon request by the SSDL Officer.

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.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

  • 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;
  • 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.

Functional Competencies

  • Analytical thinking: Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions;
  • 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

  • Diagnostic Radiology Physics: Sound knowledge and skills in the principles and practice of radiology medical physics;
  • Dosimetry: Sound knowledge of the principles and practice of clinical dosimetry as it applies to diagnostic and interventional radiology;
  • Education and Training in Medical Radiation Physics: Experience of teaching and training in radiology medical physics, development of educational material and supervision of medical physics trainees and students;
  • Quality Management: Knowledge of quality management systems applicable to radiology departments.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Doctorate Degree - in Medical Physics;
  • Minimum of seven years' experience in clinical medical radiation physics in the field of diagnostic radiology;
  • Experience in an academic hospital including research publications, supervision, academic development and teaching;
  • Experience in medical radiation oncology physics and x-ray dosimetry in secondary standards laboratories desirable;
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the specific needs and conditions of low- and middle-income countries;
  • 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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