BWR Core Safety Assessment

Your tasks

  • Development and qualification of methodologies for steady-state BWR core simulations
  • Verification, validation and uncertainty quantification of codes and models for reactor dynamics and BWR stability
  • Development of advanced signal analysis and numerical simulation techniques for reactor and core monitoring
  • 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 reactor core analyses and multi-physics simulations combined with good understanding of the BWR technology and operating features as well as high proficiency in programming and scripting. Experience in multiphysics analyses and uncertainties quantification 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 14 October 2023 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientist (index no. 4102-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Adina Keller, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland