Radionuclide Performance Monitoring Officer – CTBTO

Vienna, Austria
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Radionuclide Performance Monitoring Officer – CTBTO

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Radionuclide Performance Monitoring Officer (P-4) (606)

Organizational Background

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization with its headquarters in Vienna is the international organization setting up the global verification system foreseen under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which is the treaty banning any nuclear-weapon-test explosion or any other nuclear explosion. The Treaty provides for a global verification regime, including a network of 337 stations worldwide, a communications system, an international data centre and on-site inspections to monitor compliance.

Organizational Setting

This position is located in the International Data Centre (IDC) Division that collects, processes and analyses monitoring data originating from the facilities of the International Monitoring System (IMS). These are based on four different sensor technologies (seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide).

Reporting Lines

Under the direct supervision of the Director, International Data Centre Division, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilties

  • Be responsible for the IDC radionuclide products and ensure that their processes meet and maintain specific standards of quality in data processing, interactive analysis, product generation, product distribution, and special event analysis, providing advice as necessary to the Director and relevant Sections;
  • Appraise, analyse and assess Radionuclide (RN) station, laboratory, product and quality assurance reports and evaluate processes and standards with recommendations to modify and  improve performance;
  • Plan and implement approved changes to procedures for enhancing the quality of IDC radionuclide products and processes and ensure the continuation of high quality services;
  • Provide advice on radionuclide stations, products and quality control as well as on issues related to monitoring radionuclides as mandated by the Treaty;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in nuclear science with strong background in gamma spectroscopy and radiation detection methods analysis or related field.
Work Experience
  • At least seven (7) years relevant working experience, part of which should have been in an international environment;
  • Experience in quality control methods, preferably in regard to radionuclide data, with radionuclide spectra analysis, air monitoring, detection equipment, and environmental influences on radionuclide monitoring;
  • A good knowledge of UNIX operating systems and SQL.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential.
  • Knowledge of other languages is desirable.
Closing date for applications 01 December 2019 before midnight.

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Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere: on the Earth's surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground.

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