Scientist in Advanced Reactor Cores Analyses

Aug 27, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2200 people.For the Reactor Physics and Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory we are looking for a Scientist Advanced Reactor Cores Analyses

Your tasks

  • Qualification of state-of-the-art core analysis methods for SMRs and/or hexagonal core designs
  • Development of advanced neutronic solvers for transient simulations in multiphysics frameworks
  • Application of artificial intelligence techniques for validation and/or optimization of neutronics methods
  • Technical and scientific support on core safety analyses for one of the Swiss reactors
  • Preparation of scientific publications and technical reports
  • Contributions to education activities and supervision of students

Your profile

We are looking for a team player able to work independently and with strong interest in methods development, validation and uncertainty quantification. The candidate should have a strong background in neutron transport and reactor physics computational methods combined with high proficiency in programming and scripting as well as experience in nuclear fuel modelling and/or multi-physics analyses. Familiarity with basic data science and artificial intelligence practices would be an asset. Very good command of English is required and knowledge of German would be beneficial.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure. This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.For further information, please contact Dr Alexander Vasiliev, phone +41 56 310 27 02.

Please submit your application online by 27 August 2023 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientist (index no. 4102-00).Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Adina Keller, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland