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Position: Scientist - Severe Accident Modelling and Simulations for Nuclear Reactors
Institution: Paul Scherrer Institut
Location: Villigen, Aargau, Switzerland
Duties: Development and qualification of plant models of light water reactors for scientific support related to severe accident management guidelines and/or source term assessments and accident progression analysis; Application of uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis methodologies for severe accident simulations; Enhancements of severe accident code chemistry models including validation against experiments and coupling with GEMS thermodynamic package
Requirements: We are looking for a team player able to work independently with strong experience in severe accident modelling and simulations with the MELCOR code or equivalent codes. The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in nuclear engineering or equivalent field
   
Text: Scientist Severe Accident Modelling and Simulations for Nuclear Reactors Your tasks Development and qualification of plant models of light water reactors for scientific support related to severe accident management guidelines and/or source term assessments and accident progression analysis Application of uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis methodologies for severe accident simulations Enhancements of severe accident code chemistry models including validation against experiments and coupling with GEMS thermodynamic package Publication of scientific results in journals, technical reports and presentations at scientific meetings Assistance to the group head in preparation and execution of research projects Supervision of PhD, master students, trainees including teaching activities on beyond design basis accidents Your profile We are looking for a team player able to work independently with strong experience in severe accident modelling and simulations with the MELCOR code or equivalent codes. The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in nuclear engineering or equivalent field. A solid background of severe accident and source-term retention phenomenology is expected, as well as experience in statistical methods for uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. In this context, proficiency in programming and scripting would be an asset. Also, a certain familiarity with chemistry would be useful. 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 Detlef Suckow, phone 41 56 310 41 45. Please submit your application online by 31 October 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a scientist (index no. 4104-00). Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Michael Dorn, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland Apply online now Open sharing options top Footer Paul Scherrer Institut Forschungsstrasse 111 5232 Villigen PSI Switzerland How to find us Imprint Terms and Conditions Login Telephone: 41 56 310 21 11 Telefax: 41 56 310 21 99 Contact form Visitor Centre psi forum School Lab iLab (in German) Center for Proton Therapy Follow us: Twitter (in English) LinkedIn Youtube Issuu RSS
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