Nuclear Scientist

Reactor Modelling and Simulations with Monte Carlo Radiation Transport Codes

Your tasks

  • Development of reactor simulation methodologies and LWR cycle models with Monte Carlo MC radiation transport codes
  • Validation of Monte Carlo simulations against available experimental data for criticality safety w/o burnup credit, fluence and activation as well as for core analyses of the Swiss reactors
  • Enhancements and further development of in-house methodologies for coupling of Monte-Carlo models to core simulators and activation codes as well as for nuclear data uncertainty propagation
  • Preparation of scientific publications and technical reports
  • Contributions to education activities and supervision of students

Your profile

  • PhD degree in Reactor Physics, Nuclear Engineering or Physics
  • Strong background in Monte Carlo neutron transport simulations
  • Solid background in statistical methods, validation procedures and data processing tools
  • Experience in programming and scripting, especially good knowledge of Perl will be an asset
  • Familiarity with LWR safety analyses and multi-physics simulations
  • Eligibility for obtaining MCNP® code license
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and, ideally, basic knowledge of German

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 fixed-term position. The employment contract will be limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Alexander Vasiliev, phone +41 56 310 27 02. Please submit your application online by 31 December 2020 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Nuclear Scientist (index no. 4102-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Michael Dorn, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland