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Call for Applications are Open – International Schools on Nuclear Security

We are pleased to inform you that the call for applications is open for the below nuclear security events that the IAEA will be organizing in Q1 and Q2 of 2024.


  1. International School on Nuclear Security in Spanish, to be held in Havana, Cuba from 19 February to 1 March 2024. The School targets early career professionals from Spanish-speaking countries and offers them the opportunity to learn, understand and explore a broad spectrum of topics in nuclear security and enhance their skills in the field. Please see the attached information sheet for further information on this event.


  1. Joint ICTP-IAEA International School on Nuclear Security, to be held in Trieste, Italy from 22 April to 3 May 2024. The School targets young professionals from developing countries, ideally with 1-3 years of experience and working at relevant institutions in their home countries. Interested candidates can apply directly on the ICTP website. For more information see Joint ICTP-IAEA International School on Nuclear Security | (smr 3931) (22 April 2024 – 3 May 2024)

You can find more information: HERE

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Technical Officer – Radioactive waste Officer at JRC Geel site

There is currently an open vacancy in JRC.F.001, Geel.

According to Article 29 of the Staff Regulations, the candidatures from officials of the Institutions and laureates of competitions have precedence over candidatures from other categories of persons.

The post is therefore also published internally in the Commission and inter-institutionally, and it is also brought to the attention of competition laureates via the appropriate channels.

However, should no suitable candidate be found among the aforementioned categories, it will be possible to consider other candidates, for a temporary agent position.
For these reasons, any person fulfilling the selection requirements may express his/her interest for the post.

JRC propose an Assistant level post (AST) as radioactive waste manager, entailing very interesting and evolving tasks, providing support to the activities in the nuclear research sector. The successful candidate will manage the radioactive waste process in accordance with the regulatory requirements and internal local rules.

This includes on the one hand operational tasks in nuclear-controlled areas such as collection, segregation and characterisation of radioactive waste and on the other hand the related administrative tasks to dispatch the radioactive waste to the Belgian nuclear waste depository.
The successful candidate will act as the contact point and liaison officer with the Belgian Radioactive Waste Authority NIRAS, manage the related service contracts and annually prepare the provisions and financial budgets.
The job also includes the organisation of regular meetings with the operating staff and the provision of training and instructions to the unit waste managers. Regular participation is requested in specific dismantling and decommissioning projects.

The successful candidate will join a small team of dedicated officials working in a very good atmosphere.


Deadline: 15/11/2023

Further information HERE

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new POST-DOC position at CHALMERS – Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems

Postdoc position Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems

About the position

The position relates to projects within the Swedish Competence Centre ANItA (Academic-industrial Nuclear technology Initiative to Achieve a sustainable energy future), which integrates Swedish technical and nontechnical expertise of Uppsala University, Chalmers, KTH, Vattenfall, Uniper, Fortum, Westinghouse, Studsvik Nuclear and the Swedish Energy Agency in nuclear technology and engineering.

Collaborative research, development and education of the centre aims to create a Swedish knowledge and competence base needed for the introduction of novel nuclear power technologies such as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and provide relevant information, in particular, to policymakers for timely decisions on the future Swedish energy generation mix.

Within ANItA, the leading universities in Sweden collaborate with leading Nordic companies in the nuclear energy sector. This offers doctoral students and postdoctoral students a strong research environment, a unique industrial application potential, and excellent opportunities for international partnerships.

Project description

This project deals with dual- or multi-purpose use and integration of nuclear technology into the energy system.

The research is prompted by

1) current ideas to produce hydrogen gas through electrolysis of water by using wind and solar power and

2) the vast potential of using nuclear power technology for producing hydrogen gas or only heat. Combined thermal splitting and electrolysis is another emerging technology which may develop into a competitive technology if based on SMRs. On the other hand, it should be noted that gas-cooled fast reactors, with their high operating temperatures, are well-suited for thermally splitting water into its constituents with potentially an extremely high efficiency. These developments are likely to have a significant impact on the future energy system and the Centre will investigate the nuclear component in such technologies.

The project will provide competence development for young researchers that will allow them to fulfil roles as either future TSO (Technical Support Organisation) personnel that will be required for the transition from the current nuclear power plant fleet to a future fleet including or based on SMR technology, or as experts within Swedish nuclear industry. The objective is furthermore to assemble and provide to other Centre projects key design features for further developments.

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Education and Training courses

ROUTES Workshop on SIMS and LIMS interaction | Eurad (

From November 28th to 30th 2023 the 2nd Workshop on SIMS (Small Inventory Member States) and LIMS (Large Inventory Member States) interaction will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.

This workshop is organised in the frame of the ROUTES WPs dissemination activities.

It will provide you with detailed insight into predisposal and disposal options for countries without waste acceptance criteria (WAC) and small inventories of radioactive waste.

Presentations by the IAEA and other international organisations will provide a broad overview of current activities in the field of radioactive waste management, and interactive sessions will provide a forum for knowledge exchange and interaction.

Additionally, this workshop includes a half-day introductory session for students-only, and dedicated students’ sessions throughout the workshop tackling the challenges of waste management for small inventories and providing an additional forum for discussions. EURAD students remain warmly welcome.

Funding for selected students to participate in this workshop is provided by ENEN2plus.

Entitled to funding are students (BSc, MSc or PhD level) who have worked or are currently doing research within the field of waste management and want to broaden their knowledge of the challenges of SIMS.

The workshop is open to all interested EURAD partners, EURAD students as well as interested guests from outside of EURAD!

ROUTES Workshop on SIMS and LIMS interaction | Eurad (

And the invitation flyer is attached as well. Application should be done for students till the 15th of November.

Furhter information can be found in this flyer available for download HERE

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Education and Training courses


The International School in Nuclear Engineering is a unique opportunity to dive in international state-of-the-art nuclear engineering knowledge and approaches.

The school is designed for young researchers, PhD students, post-doctorates and engineers, having a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering. Participants can select among six elective topics and adapt their experience to their individual competences development targets.

Apart from the knowledge gained and the 3 ECTS awarded, the participants get a great networking opportunity and pave the way for future cooperation.

The courses are implemented at INSTN premises with a strong involvement of internationally renowned CEA experts.


HERE is the leaflet, available for download

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Welcome to an exciting new chapter in nuclear education and innovation! We are happy to introduce our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) devoted to fuel cycle for advanced nuclear reactor and titled “Decoding the Fuel Cycle.”

🔍 About the project PuMMA: Plutonium management for more agility


Launched in October 2020, PuMMA is a 48 month long Horizon 2020 project funded under the Euratom research and training programme. It brings together 20 partners from 12 different countries. Coordinated by Nathalie Chauvin, international expert on fuels for advanced reactors at the CEA, PuMMA will evaluate the impact of high Plutonium (Pu) content on the whole fuel cycle, reactor safety and performance, in order to define different options for Pu management in Generation IV nuclear reactors. This will ultimately contribute to safer, more efficient and more sustainable clean nuclear energy production.

🌟 What is the MOOC “Decoding the Fuel Cycle”?


Our MOOC brings together a wealth of knowledge and insights from the PuMMA Project’s four dynamic workshops. It offers a comprehensive exploration of the intricate world of nuclear technology, with a specific focus on the features and the complexities of the fuel cycle.


🚀 What to Expect?


This MOOC is composed of more than 60 in-depth presentations delivered by experts, PhD students, postdocs, and researchers. Dive into the core principles, emerging trends, and challenges in nuclear technology. Gain knowledge of the fuel cycle, its scenarios, properties, reprocessing, qualification, and more.


🎓 Who is it for?


Whether you’re an experienced nuclear professional looking to stay updated or a curious learner eager to explore the field, our MOOC is designed to cater to a diverse audience. It’s a valuable resource for students and researchers in the field, nuclear engineers and scientists as well as energy industry professionals.


🔗 How to Get Started?


Our MOOC is available on the ENEN platform and on the PuMMA website.


For more information, contact

HERE you can find MODULE 1

HERE you can find MODULE 2

HERE you can find MODULE 3

HERE you can find MODULE 4

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Education and Training courses

Winter School on Nuclear Waste Safety and Management

The school intends to provide a complete perspective of fundamental aspects of nuclear waste management and disposal solutions and issues ranging from radioprotection to management issues and final disposal. The lectures will also encompass the norms and safety standards in the nuclear field, and the impact of nuclear activities on the environment and the population, including environmental radiation monitoring and risk and safety assessments for both the population and the ecosystem. The objective is to give to te students a right background allowing them to be fully engaged in the training session focused on post-closure safety assessment of nuclear waste disposal facilities. Starting from the the concept of a ‘safety case’ relating to radioactive waste disposal and its constituent parts the training sessione will cover all aspects of planning and managing nuclear waste and a disposal system. The objective is to provide a walk-through best international practice for post-closure safety assessment, signposting guidance and providing examples. This will include exercises in identifying scenarios and developing associated conceptual models and hands-on sessions with the AMBER compartment modelling tool. Students will be guided through running calculations, to exploring a model for near-surface disposal including wastes, the engineered facility, geosphere and biosphere, exploring results and making changes to explore scenario, model and parameter uncertainties.

Program Outline

The school consists of five days of different sessions with lectures in the in the following topics divided into three theoretical sessions and one practical session:

Session-1 (day 1): Radiation Protection and Safety in the Nuclear Field.

Participants will learn about radiation types, effects, and shielding. They will explore norms, safety standards, and licensing processes. Environmental protection, emergency preparedness, and ethical considerations are emphasized. Overall, they will gain comprehensive knowledge to ensure a safer and sustainable nuclear industry.


Session 2 (day 2): Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management.

Participants will learn the nuclear fuel cycle stages, including uranium mining, fuel fabrication, reactor utilization, and waste management, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire process. They will understand various types of nuclear waste and their hazards and conditioning treatment methods like vitrification and encapsulation for safe storage and disposal. Participants gain knowledge for responsible and secure nuclear waste management.


Session 3 (day 3): Temporary Storage and Final Disposal of Nuclear Waste.

Participants will learn about temporary storage facilities and safety considerations for holding radioactive waste. They explore the concept of near surface and deep geological repositories for permanent disposal, emphasizing isolation and the multi-barrier concept. The session covers international best practices, regulations, and ethical aspects. Participants gain insights into public engagement and transparent decision-making.


Training session (day 4-5): Comprehensive Post-Closure Safety Assessment, Compartment Modeling for Radioactive Waste Disposal and AMBER code hands-on.

Participants will learn about post-closure safety assessment of a radioactive waste disposal site and the compartment modeling approach using the AMBER code. Participants will learn the concept of a ‘safety case,’ including planning, managing, and radioactive waste and the disposal system, and also the compartment modeling methodology, applied to nuclear waste, repository, geosphere, and biosphere. Participants will have hands-on experience using the AMBER code to assess post-closure safety, exploring scenarios, model equations, and parameter uncertainties.