Job opportunity - ICRP Assistant Scientific Secretary

Join the Secretariat in Ottawa, Canada

The ICRP is seeking expressions of interest from organisations interested in providing a cost-free staff placement for the position of ICRP Assistant Scientific Secretary to begin in early 2022.

This position, established in 2012, has always been filled through cost-free staff placements (secondments).

Under direct supervision of the Scientific Secretary, and based in the ICRP Scientific Secretariat offices in Ottawa, Canada, Assistant Scientific Secretaries are responsible for duties including:

  • Associate Editor of Annals of the ICRP;
  • Coordinating and participating in ICRP meetings and other events internationally including the biennial ICRP symposia, and meetings of the ICRP Main Commission, Committees, and Task Groups
  • Managing special projects e.g. developing ICRPaedia and the ICRP Glossary; and,
  • General administration of the ICRP Scientific Secretariat.

Incumbents have a unique opportunity to gain insight into the workings of ICRP and the system of radiological protection, and benefit from interactions with ICRP members and other top experts in radiological protection worldwide.

Specific terms will be negotiated, but a minimum period of two years is strongly recommended. The loaning organisation covers salary, benefit, living, and relocation costs, while ICRP provides a welcoming working environment, ICRP business travel costs, and an exceptional and enriching experience.

As this posting is in Canada, candidates other than Canadian citizens or permanent residents must have a Canadian work permit prior to commencing work. ICRP will assist with this process.

Organisations wishing to express an interest should contact ICRP Scientific Secretary Christopher Clement by 30 September 2021 at

ICRP Announcement