Associate Animal Nutrition Officer (P2)

IAEA Careers / Argonne National Laboratory

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Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
Duty Station: Vienna, Austria
Type/Duration of Appointment: FT – JPO, 1 year with a possible extension of 1 additional year

The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture is established between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and is housed in the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications at the IAEA in Vienna. The Joint Division assists Member States of the FAO and IAEA to use nuclear techniques and related technologies to enhance and improve food security, alleviate poverty and to promote sustainable agriculture.

As a member of the Animal Production and Health group the Associate Animal Nutrition Officer will be based at the Vienna International Centre and will maintain regular contact with the staff of APH. S/he will be based on an established work plan, technically assisting the team on the analysis of nalkanes in the plant and faecal samples and their compound specific stable carbon isotope composition for computing predictive equations to estimate dry matter (DM) intake and and its plant compositions. The Associate Animal Nutrition Officer will work under the partnerships already established within the UN system as well as with other international organisations and the scientific and commercial communities.


University degree in biological, agricultural, veterinary or animal sciences. Post-graduate
training up to PhD level or equivalent in a subject related to animal nutrition, feed resources,
pasture management and or isotope technologies an asset.
• Minimum two years of experience and working knowledge on the analysis of stable isotope,
alkanes, wet chemistry of feeds and forages, NIRS with sound knowledge in computer
applications to compute predictive equations.
• Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of other official IAEA
languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) an advantage.
• Competence in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases,
presentation graphics and statistical packages.


$46,000 after taxes

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