Code: 2019-GEE-G2-FGIV-012128 - GEEL
FG IV - Project Officer - Scientific Research
Deadline: 06/09/2019 23:59 Brussels time
As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
The mission of the JRC Directorate G for Nuclear Safety and Security is the implementation of the JRC Euratom Research and Training Programme, the maintenance and dissemination or nuclear competences in Europe to serve both “ nuclear “ and “non-nuclear” Member States, a strong cooperation and complementarity with their national organisations or key relevance.
JRC Directorate G supports the relevant policy DGs with independent, technical and scientific evidence in the areas of nuclear safety, security and safeguards. Directorate G is also an active key partner in international networks and collaborates with international organisations and prominent Academia and Research Institutes.
Specifically, the mission of Unit G.2 is to provide highquality reference nuclear data, measurement standards, science-based policy advice and training in support of EU policies related to nuclear safety, security and safeguards. Unit G.2 operates two accelerator-based nuclear data facilities, an underground laboratory, radionuclide metrology and nuclear reference materials laboratories. The unit cooperates closely with international organisations and offers relevance-driven open access to its nuclear facilities for external researchers from EU Member States and countries associated to the Euratom Research Programme.
The project officer will support JRC Unit G.2 in carrying out its work programme for JRC Open Access to the linear electron accelerator facility GELINA and the tandem accelerator MONNET as well as for the institutional, competitive and collaborative projects the Unit is engaged in. The CA will work in the TARGET laboratory developing, providing, and characterizing thin homogeneous layers of enriched stable and nuclear material and other samples for the measurements of constants critical for the nuclear safety of nuclear systems and for dealing with long-lived nuclear waste. These well-characterised targets are used for experiments at the GELINA and MONNET and in collaborative projects with Member States, DGs and international partners. Furthermore, the CA will implement new requirements for compliance with the ISO standards 17025 and 17034.
A PhD in a related subject.
Good knowledge of English (level B2).
The CA should have knowledge in material sciences, material physics or chemistry and in analytical laboratory practices. Experience in working in a nuclear laboratory is an advantage. Knowledge or experience in quality control and quality assurance is an asset.
The CA needs problem solving and analysing skills, communicates well and can work in a team.
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for one Post-doctoral position in machine learning for nuclear data development. The candidate is expected to develop and implement advanced methods from the field of machine learning in large-scale nuclear data evaluation algorithms. The work will include the use of nuclear model codes and the handling of experimental databases. Supervision of undergraduate and PhD-student projects and teaching can be part of the working duties. The group collaborates with researchers in Europe and the USA, and part of the placement may be done outside Uppsala.
Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in physics or other relevant field. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. High confidence in programming and statistics. Proficiency in English.
Desired skills: Experiences in methods from the field of machine learning, nuclear data development, or nuclear physics are considered to be an advantage.
Employment Period: The period of employment is 2 years.
The application should be written in English and include:
- Letter of motivation, with a short description of your research interests, and why you feel you are a
good match for the project (max two pages, ideally one).
- CV, including a description of relevant skills and experiences, as well as a full publication list.
- Copy of degree diploma, other official transcripts.
- Contact information for references, which can support your application if contacted. Include a short description of how these individuals are professionally related to you.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2019 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact:
Henrik Sjöstrand, e-mail email@example.com, phone +46 (0)18 471 3329
Please submit your application by 12 June 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1712.
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