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PhD and Post-doc positions available at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
SCK-CEN
SCK•CEN is one of the largest research institutions in Belgium. Every day, more than 700 employees dedicate themselves to developing peaceful applications of radioactivity.
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Published: 26 days ago
Application deadline: Mar 27
Location: Mol, Belgium
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PhD and Post-doc positions available at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

Important dates:
Deadline for applications: March 27, 2018
First step: selection based on application file: April 30, 2018
Second step: oral presentation on the research topic: May 22&23, 2018
Notification final result: June 30, 2018
Standard start date: October 1, 2018

Following topics are available for PhD research:

Within  the Institute for Advanced Nuclear Systems

  • The influence of  heavy liquid  metal environment on mechanical  and corrosion  properties of  austenitic stainless steel welds
  • Searching for heavy sterile neutrinos using the  SoLid  detector
  • Investigation of  the Hypothetical Core Disruptive Accident  scenario in the MYRRHA  reactor
  • Volatilization  of fission products from lead-bismuth eutectic nuclear  coolant
  • Aerosol formation,  transport and deposition in lead  based fast reactors

Within  the Institute for Environment, Health  and Safety

  • Do plants adapt to chronic low-dose gamma exposure? A mechanistic study comparing plants exposed under field and lab conditions  on (epi) genetic, biochemical  and population level
  • Cardiovascular dysfunction after cancer radiation therapy: search for biomarkers and study of the underlying physiological mechanisms
  • Microbial  community  structure and dynamics during  radioactive waste disposal
  • Harnessing a therapeutic microbiome as an alleviating strategy for dysbiosis and recurrence in colorectal cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy
  • Assessment of relative biological effectiveness of clinical and secondary irradiation in proton therapy by microdosimetric measurements  and simulations
  • Improving radiological  monitoring  using drones
  • Unravelling uranium uptake mechanisms in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Model development for the assessment of the impact of accidental and routine radioactive releases in the Meuse-Scheldt aquatic system
  • Surrogate modeling of numerical flow and reactive transport simulators
  • Linking naturally occurring radionuclide mobility and soil-to-plant transfer with soil characteristics in order to reduce uncertainties in environmental impact  assessments
  • Corrosion study of the BR1 fuel in highly alkaline conditions
  • Policies  and publics in radiation protection: opening up  participatory  practices
  • Communication  of  uncertainties related to radiological  risk situations
  • A novel approach to partial defect testing of spent nuclear fuel for safeguards applications

Within  the Institute for Nuclear Materials Science

  • Fatigue crack nucleation and propagation in candidate nuclear materials under various environmental conditions
  • Fuel performance behavior under flexible operating regimes
  • MAX Phase Coatings for Advanced Technology  Fuel (ATF)  Cladding  Materials
  • Exploring the mechanisms of steel corrosion  in heavy liquid  metals
  • Development of 225Ac- and 213Bi-labelled somatostatin analogues with improved tumor to kidney ratio for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors
  • Development of  161Tb-labelled nanobodies for the treatment of  colorectal  cancer
  • Oxidation of terbium(III) as a first step towards high purity 161Tb for medical applications
  • § Microstructural investigation of irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking mechanism based on focused ion beam analysis of tested and  industrial specimens
  • Nano-indentation  for sub-miniaturized  testing of  irradiated materials: FEM analysis and experiments
  • Characterization  of  spent fuel upon simulated cladding breach under repository  conditions
  • Experimental and numerical investigations on the miniaturization  for fracture toughness characterization  of  RPV  materials

Following topics are available for post-doc research:

Within  the Institute for Advanced Nuclear Systems

  • Numerical analysis of blockage effects in a liquid metal-cooled wire-wrapped  fuel bundle
  • Severe accident mitigation in  MYRRHA
  • Analysis of bearing behavior in  LBE

Following topics are available for PhD research in collaboration with NIRAS/ONDRAF:

  • Cemented waste deterioration by sulphate attack: chemistry and effect on structural and mechanical  properties
  • Investigation of  the long-term behavior of  Boom Clay
  • Joint inversion of physical and chemical state variable data within  a multi-model  subsurface hydrology framework

(different application  and selection dates – see website)


More information regarding the topics and contact data of the SCK•CEN mentors is available via http://academy.sckcen.be

Contact:
Dr. Michèle Coeck Head SCK•CEN Academy

Mrs. Griet Vanderperren
Liaison Officer

Email: academy@sckcen.be
Tel.: + 32 14 33 21 57

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