How to apply

Interested applicants may inquire about employment opportunities at the IAEA at any time. To be assured of consideration for a specific position, however, they must apply in writing following the issuance of an official vacancy notice

Vacancy notices are issued months before a position becomes available at the Agency. They are not only available online but also sent to all Member States, typically to the national atomic energy commissions, ministries of foreign affairs, other international organizations, universities and other educational institutions.

General applications submitted for administrative, scientific or engineering, consultancy and internship posts are made available as the need arises.

Submitting an application

All applicants must complete and submit an application by post or by using the online job application formInternal candidates must apply on-line. External candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply on-line.

If applying for a specific advertised post, applications must be received before the closing date as stated on the vacancy notice. Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered.

Applications must not send their application via multiple routes. At this stage, they also do not need to send copies of qualifications, previous employment contracts, entire publications, etc. All application material should be typewritten and in English.

Interested applicants who prefer not to apply online may obtain a ‘Personal History Form’ from national nuclear energy commissions, ministries of foreign affairs, or directly from the IAEA by mail or by downloading it.

The completed application must quote THE VACANCY NOTICE NUMBER and should be addressed to: 

Division of Human Resources, IAEA
Wagramer Strasse 5
P.O. Box 100
A-1400 Vienna, Austria

After application submission

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in due course. Applicants who do not comply with the application guidelines or do not meet the essential requirements specified in the vacancy notice will not be considered. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.