Scholarship, Postdocs, Internship, Job opportunities


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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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Call for expression of interest for tenure-track position in Nuclear Sciences and Engineering (PORTUGAL)

The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon is conducting an open search for candidates who are interested in applying for upcoming openings of tenure track positions in the areas of ​​Nuclear Technologies and Radiological Protection and Chemical and Radiopharmaceutical Sciences.


Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Researcher level.


Requirements and desired skills:

Prospective candidates must, by the date of the upcoming opening, have earned a doctoral degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology or related areas. Candidates must have an excellent record of publications, capacity to raise project funding and a clear potential to promote and lead research activities in the area of Nuclear Sciences and Technologies. Strong communication skills and proficiency of the English language are required.


The candidates will be expected to:

1) Develop a strong and independent research career with national and international recognition;

2) Develop a research program, which is capable of attracting competitive funding at the national and international level;

3) Supervise undergraduate, MSc and PhD students;

4) Contribute to undergraduate and graduate (MSc and PhD) teaching programs;

5) Carry out other service activities as a faculty member, by interacting collegially and maintaining the highest standard of integrity and ethics.


How to apply:

Prospective candidates should submit the following documents (in a single pdf file) addressed to Dr. Katharina Lorenz, President of DECN, to the following e-mail: sec.decn@ctn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt (message subject should be: “Tenure-track Position DECN”).


  1. A motivation letter (max 2 pages),
  2. A curriculum vitae including the list of publications and ORCID ID
  3. A selection of up to 10 (ten) relevant publications or scientific contributions in the last 5 (five) years, detailing the candidate’s contribution (max 2 pages),
  4. The names and contacts of three references, who may be asked for letters of recommendation,
  5. A brief proposal of a research program in Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (max 2 pages).




Full consideration will be given to the expressions of interest received by October 30, 2023.


NB: Please note that this announcement is not a guarantee of an opening of a permanent position. The expressions of interest received will contribute to the decision of DECN/IST whether or not to open official calls.


About IST (ULisboa)

IST is the top Engineering, Science and Technology school in Portugal and one of the top ranked in Europe. IST provides an inspiring world-class learning environment, while performing leading research with global impact. The outstanding achievements of IST, its unique institution profile, and its privileged location in Lisbon, coupled with the high quality of its students, alumni, faculty and staff, make it truly a school for the world.


Tenure track at IST-ULisboa:

This open search is for prospective candidates interested in applying for upcoming openings of tenure-track researcher positions with an initial 3-year appointment. After this period of 3 years, and upon a successful evaluation, the temporary employment will be converted into a permanent position. During the probationary 3-year period the junior faculty member will undergo a Mentoring Program that promotes the integration and adaptation to the IST culture. The objective of the program is to accelerate the development of an academic career with international impact, exhibiting scientific and academic leadership. The Program also supports junior faculty members through a start-up package, an incentive to partial sabbatical leaves abroad during the tenure track period, as well as access to an internal ERC Acceleration Program.


Salary and benefits:

IST-ULisboa is a public institution that offers competitive salaries and benefits in accordance with national laws and regulations. These include the possibility to subscribe to the healthcare plan for civil servants, benefiting from a wide choice of private and public national health services at reduced prices, the use of maternity license and paternity leave in case of child birth, and other social benefits.

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Intensive introductory course on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the European Union Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) invite students of engineering disciplines to apply for an intensive introductory course on the proliferation of nuclear weapons, mechanisms to control their further spread, the security of nuclear materials and installations, and pathways to disarmament.

The course will take place 28–30 November 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The course has two main objectives:

  • to enable students of engineering disciplines to use their knowledge and expertise to build their future careers in the fields of non-proliferation and disarmament, including by addressing the risks of nuclear proliferation through technological developments; and
  • to raise awareness among the students of proliferation risks associated with engineering disciplines. 

The course will cover the fundamentals of nuclear weapons, as well as of missiles and other means of delivery of nuclear weapons; threats associated with the military and potential terrorist use of radioactive and nuclear material; arms control treaties; non-proliferation treaties and their means of verification; export controls; financial expenditure associated with developing and maintaining nuclear weapons, and mechanisms aimed at achieving disarmament.

The course will also examine gender perspectives on armament and disarmament and cover potential career paths in these disciplines. 

The language of instruction is English. There is no tuition fee, and SIPRI will cover accommodation and economy class roundtrip costs for students travelling from Europe upon request. The deadline for applications is 23 October 2023.

You can browse the main website, at the following link: HERE

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NPI job offer – Senior Scientist position in Laboratory of Tandetron

Senior Scientist Position in Laboratory of Tandetron

CAS – Czech Academy of Sciences – Nuclear Physics Institute, Department of Neutron Physics

Prague, Czech Republic


Job requirements

  • A PhD degree in a relevant topic with high quality research output in the leading scientific journals and conferences;
  • A track record working with state-of-the-art technologies in ion beam technology, nuclear physics and/or solid state physics, material science and the clear ambition to develop oneself in a direction of synergy between material science and energetic ion beam physics;
  • A clear and ambitious research vision;
  • Applications from candidates with a track-record and vision for ion beam physics and applications will be particularly welcome;
  • Effective communication and organization skills;
  • Strong cooperation skills and the ability to work in teams;
  • An ambition and ability to lead students and or assist in their theses preparation is highly welcome;
  • Experience in acquiring external research funding from (inter-)national funding bodies or industry is an asset;
  • Excellent proficiency (written and verbal) in English.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious research institute, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network;
  • Reduced working hours (36 hours/week – at 100% full-time);
  • Five weeks of vacation + one week of additional vacation;
  • Allowance for catering – meal vouchers + canteen directly in the area of institute;
  • Contribution from the cultural and social needs fund (recreation, camps, theatre, glasses, etc.);
  • Education, language courses;
  • Friendly and pleasant team;
  • Possibility to park in a closed and guarded area;
  • Possibility to apply for an apartment of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic;
  • Experienced colleagues who will help with learning in the beginning.

Information and application

Candidates are encouraged to contact us before they apply to get more information about the position.

Please contact prof. Anna Mackova (mackova@ujf.cas.cz).


More extensive information can be found in the flyer HERE

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PhD position at Politecnico di Milano

A call for 1 PhD scholarship funded with investments provided by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) is open in collaboration with A2A and Politecnico di Milano on the topic “INNOVATIVE NUCLEAR REACTORS: ENERGY SCENARIOS AND BUSINESS MODELS”.

Research director is Marco Ricotti (marco.ricotti@polimi.it).

The deadline for the application is September 29th, 2023.

Click on the link for more information on the topic and on the call.

Additional information on the website of the Doctoral studies of Politecnico di Milano (https://www.dottorato.polimi.it/en/prospective-phd-candidates/calls-and-regulations/39-cycle/3rd-additional-call-2023-24).

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OPPORTUNITIES at Forschungzentrum Juelich

There are two 6-months long opportunities at FZJ, in Germany

Coupled containmentFOAM-Modelica modeling of the passive safety systems of small modular reactors

Schedule (6 months):
2 weeks: Literature review on coupling strategies or modeling of pressure decay systems.
6 weeks: Familiarization OpenModelica and containmentFOAM
8 weeks: Implementation of new developments for the Modelica models (coupling scheme and/or heat and mass transfer phenomenology)
6 weeks: Execution of coupled simulations, test of the robustness of the coupling and implementation of improvements if necessary. Application-oriented validation.
4 weeks: Preparation of the final documentation.

Modelling the passive cooling of small modular reactor containments submerged in a water pool using containment FOAM

Schedule (6 months):
2 weeks: literature review on external cooling of submerged containments.
4 weeks: familiarization OpenFOAM / containmentFOAM
2 weeks: evaluation of optimal modeling approach to simulate the external cooling with containmentFOAM
6 weeks: development of model input and simulation of available experiments (boundary condition as a heat source for the external pool)
8 weeks: set-up coupled case with the current version of containmentFoam to represent the heat source to the external pool
4 weeks: Preparation of the final documentation


For both positions, the contact person is

Carlos Vázquez-Rodríguez,

Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, c.vazquez-rodriguez@fz-juelich.de, 02461/618057

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Education and Training courses, Opportunities

Transnational access to analytical research infrastructures via ReMade@ARI – call info

NPI of the CAS (member of ENEN) joined the European research infrastructure project ReMade@ARI (REcyclable MAterials DEvelopment at Analytical Research Infrastructures)

Within ReMade@ARI (coordinated by HZDR, launched on September 1, 2022), the potential of more than 50 analytical research infrastructures of the European ARIE network

is made available to design new competitive, fully functional and at the same time highly recyclable materials.

Researchers can benefit from Transnational access (TNA) to about 50 facilities including ion and electron beams, neutron beams, synchrotrons etc. Informational project leaflet is attached.

As part of the project, NPI offers access to ion analytical methods and preparation of recyclable materials by energetic ion beams in the Laboratory of Tandetron and provides a training program for researchers and industrial developers from this field.

NPI has a long-term experience with radiation hardness tests, nuclear material testing and development and associated topics based on broad portfolio of ion, electron accelerators, neutron generators and beams within its CANAM (Centre of Accelerators and Nuclear Analytical Methodscontact.

The proposal call for autumn campaign in the frame of TNA via ARIA ends on September 22, 2023.

You can apply for the transnational beam time via ARIA portal.

Leaflet available for download: HERE