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PhD and Post-doc positions available at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre - Develop your career in nuclear research!
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Gepubliceerd: 2 maanden geleden
Sluitingsdatum: Mar 24
Locatie: Mol, Belgium
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PhD and Post-doc positions available at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre - Develop your career in nuclear research!

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Important dates:
Deadline for applications: March 24, 2017
First step: selection based on application file: April 28, 2017
Second step: oral presentation on the research topic: May 23&24, 2017
Notification final result: June 30, 2017
Standard start date: October 1, 2017

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Following topics are available for PhD research

Within the Institute for Advanced Nuclear Systems

  • Analysis of bearing behavior in LBE
  • Development of Reduced Order CFD models for the application of Uncertainty Quantification
  • Improving the extraction of radioactive isotopes from MYRRHA linac targets by molecular sidebands

Within the Institute for Environment, Health and Safety

  • Bioinformatics tools for metagenomics analysis of microbial communities
  • Cemented waste deterioration: chemistry and effect on structural and mechanical properties
  • Chemical and radiological assessment of deep brine-type geothermal groundwaters.
  • Decreasing global uncertainty in mapping site & environmental contamination by combining different measurement techniques in a joint (geo)statistical interpretation
  • Field and modeling studies on the transfer of radionuclides to vegetation in the NORM-contaminated Tessenderlo site
  • Investigating microbial therapies to combat gut microbiome dysbiosis during pelvic irradiation
  • Landscape-evolution modeling of the Nete basin: using reconstructions and climatic scenarios to predict future evolution
  • Linking naturally occurring radionuclide mobility and soil-to-plant transfer with soil characteristics in order to reduce uncertainties related to environmental impact assessments
  • Medical alpha emitting radionuclides: how to correlate microdosimetry with biological effects?
  • Microdosimetry of therapeutic proton beams
  • Photon and proton small field dosimetry based on dose-area product
  • Probing the potential of citizen science in the governance of nuclear incidents, accidents, and post-disaster situations
  • Quantifying and predicting river-aquifer exchange in lowland floodplains (Nete, Demer and Dijle)
  • Safety, security, and innovation in high-risk sociotechnical systems – tensions and tradeoffs
  • Understanding copper- and silver-based antimicrobials and their potential in space applications
  • Unraveling radionuclide resistance mechanisms in the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans
  • Unraveling the potential of circular RNAs as novel biomarkers of radiation exposure and -sensitivity and their functional characterization in the radiation response
  • Unraveling uranium uptake mechanisms in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Why is our immune system confused during space flight? Searching for mechanisms that modulate T cell activity in response to space stressors

Within the Institute for Nuclear Materials Science

  • Contribution to radiation damage modeling of reactor pressure vessel materials in the ductile upper shelf regime
  • Development of 188Re-based radiopharmaceuticals for theranostic treatment of melanoma
  • Effect of Cu, P, Ni and Mn content, individually and synergistically, on the microstructure of irradiated chemicallytailored RPV steels
  • Effect of ionizing radiation on solvent extraction systems for the separation of minor actinides
  • Experimental and numerical investigations on the miniaturization for fracture toughness characterization of RPV materials
  • Influence of neutron irradiation and long term annealing on the mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steel 316L
  • Inorganic sorption materials tailored for 225Ra/225Ac and 225Ac/213Bi radionuclide generators for biomedical applications
  • Microstructure of n-irradiated tungsten: experimental investigation and modeling
  • Phase stability and oxidation behavior of high Pu content fast reactor MOX fuel
  • Post-test irradiation temperature determination and neutron dosimetry methods

Following topics are available for post-doc research

Within the Institute for Advanced Nuclear Systems

  • Development of Knudsen cell effusion mass spectrometrysetup with electrochemical oxygen control for high temperature release studies
  • Development of zero-dimensional or lumped models for the severe accident analysis of MYRRHA
  • Experimental investigation of the influence of impurities and surface conditions in LBE on the pressure loss and heat transfer characteristics in liquid-metal reactor components

Within the Institute for Environment, Health and Safety

  • Consequences of space flight stressors on human health: study of the impact of cosmic radiation, microgravity and psychological stress on different model systems
  • The economics of nuclear energy: an assessment of current approaches, appraisals and critiques

Within the Institute for Nuclear Materials Science

  • Contribution to radiation damage modeling of reactor pressure vessel materials in the ductile upper shelf regime

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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