Building Awareness for Radiation Protection of Patients

Argonne National Laboratory

About the organization

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where “dream teams” of world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security.


Main Purpose
The main purpose of the internship is to provide support in the area of radiation protection of patients and medical staff, and in this way develop own skills and competences. The scope of work will include development of online surveys, data collection forms to study patient dose from different medical modalities, analyzing collected data and preparing reports and scientific publications. The intern should also develop tools for improving knowledge and awareness among medical professionals, patients and public, such as posters, leaflets, videos, e-learning materials, etc.

Tasks / Key Results Expected
• Support in development of new tools for improving knowledge and awareness available to Member States. • Assist with development of new e-learning material. • Contribute to developing surveys to support drafting of scientific papers for publication


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of types of ionizing radiation, radiation interaction and biological effects.
• Knowledge of medical uses of ionizing radiation, image formation and patient exposure would be advantage
• Skills of using software for statistical analyses and online survey forms.

Qualifications and Experience
• University degree in Physics, Medical Physics, or a relevant field.

Applicant Eligibility
• Candidates must be a minimum of 20 years of age and have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a first degree.
• Candidates may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree.
• Candidates must not have previously participated in the IAEA's internship programme.
• Excellent written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) an asset.
• Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

If you wish to apply for the available internship position listed above, please submit and upload the following documents:

*Internship Checklist


*Cover letter

*Two letters of recommendation (need to be written on official letterhead and signed by the recommender)

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*Complete and submit a TALEO Profile

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