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PhD position at Jožef Stefan Institute

The Reactor Engineering Division at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, offers a four-year, full-time PhD position starting on October 2021.

JSI is looking for a PhD student to strengthen their research team in the field of computational structural mechanics, structural integrity and ageing of nuclear materials. The research team is specialized in the development of multiscale computational simulation tools for polycrystalline metallic alloys. The research focuses on the explicit modelling and simulations of ageing effects at the level of microstructure to improve the understanding of local cracking conditions.

Using statistical analysis of the simulation results, the goal is to identify critical parameters affecting the material integrity. The PhD research topic will be along these directions.

Basic Information

  • Type : Full-time, 4 year PhD position (Young Researcher)
  • Domain : Computational Structural Mechanics & Nuclear Materials
  • Country : Slovenia
  • Organisation : Jozef Stefan Institute

Opportunity details

The position is funded by the Slovenian Research Agency within the Young researchers program.

The PhD student will work at the Reactor Engineering Division at the Jožef Stefan Institute under the supervision of dr. Samir El Shawish.

JSI is looking for a candidate with a master’s degree in physics or similar field with good programming skills.

Experience with finite element modelling is beneficial but not required. ‍JSI expects a high level of motivation and diligence from the candidate, and they offer the possibility of conducting top scientific research and an excellent starting point for the development of a scientific career. The PhD student will be provided with a creative and stimulating research environment, access to a high-performance computing cluster and enabled training abroad.

Application deadline: June 30, 2021 – send your CV & Motivation Letter to samir.elshawish@ijs.si.

The PDF proposal can be downloaded from HERE

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33 PhD topics available at SCK CEN

Available PhD topics at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

Within the Institute for Advanced Nuclear Systems:

Within the Institute for Environment, Health and Safety:

Within the Institute for Nuclear Materials Science:

Basic Information

  • Domain : Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Country : Belgium
  • Organisation : SCK CEN

Important deadlines

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2021
First step: selection based on application file: April 30, 2021
Second step: oral presentation on the research topic: May 19, 20 and 21, 2021
Notification final result (the latest): June 30, 2021
Standard start date (earliest): October 1, 2021

More info HERE

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PhD positions at CHALMERS University of Technology

Phd positions for nuclear chemist/chemist

Information about the division and the research
Chalmers University of Technology’s Department of Chemistry has about 300 employees which are working within four research divisions and one administrative unit.

The division of Energy and Materials hosts the research group of Nuclear Chemistry / Industrial Materials Recycling comprising 8 senior scientists as well as 11 PhD students and postdocs, headed by two professors in Nuclear Chemistry and Industrial Materials Recycling. The research group is highly international and has a wide international network.

Besides the research on material interactions in reactors at elevated temperatures, the group is specialized in aqueous chemistry and solvent extraction used for both recycling of materials and nuclear applications.

In the field of nuclear chemistry, there are four major research areas: 1)  novel nuclear fuels for the generation IV nuclear power systems, 2) radionuclide release from severe nuclear accidents, 3) partitioning and transmutation of spent fuel, and 4) final repository of radioactive waste. The nuclear chemistry research facilities are unique for an university in Europe, with a dedicated alpha laboratory for nuclear fuel research and a gamma lab with “hot cell” and irradiation source. In addition, there are several radiochemistry laboratories for trace-level work.

More information about the groups can be found on the webpage: https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/chem/research/energymaterials/Pages/default.aspx

Basic Information

  • Type : Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a  maximum of five years.
  • Domain : Nuclear Chemistry
  • Country : Sweden
  • Organisation : CHALMERS University of Technology

Opportunity details

The full proposals can be found here:

PhD student position in High temperature material degradation in LEAD/BISMUTH eutectic melts, https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=9117&rmlang=UK

PhD student position in Radiolysis and nuclear fuel dissolution, https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=9116&rmlang=UK

PhD student position in Tellurium interactions with organics, https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=9115&rmlang=UK

 

Application deadline: 25 February, 2021