Associate Livestock Pests Officer (P2)

IAEA Careers / Argonne National Laboratory

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The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture is located in the
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications of the IAEA in Vienna. The Joint Division assists
Member States of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IAEA in
using nuclear techniques and related technologies to improve food security, alleviate poverty and
promote sustainable agriculture.

The Associate Livestock Pests Officer will contribute to the development of a practical system for the separation of tsetse fly pupae by gender several days prior to emergence.

The Associate Livestock Pests Officer is 1) a researcher on the rearing of insects with electronic and mechanical skills, 2) an analyst to statistically analyze the data generated, and 3) a writer of scientific papers for submission to peer reviewed journals.

The Associate Livestock Pests Officer will collaborate with the other members of the IPC Laboratory (IPCL) (staff, visiting scientists, intern and fellows), with the members of the IPC Section, and with staff of the Department of Technical Cooperation.


University degree in entomology or related field.
• Minimum two years of relevant experience in project planning and management, facilitation of
multi-stakeholders’ processes.
• Experience in the vision recognition systems.
• Electronic and mechanical engineering experience (sufficient to work with the Instrumentation
Section and Mechanical Workshop to develop a prototype of a practical system).
• Fluency in English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese,
French, Russian or Spanish) an advantage


$46,000 after taxes

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