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Joint Research Centre - Health and Safety Assistant – Radiation Protection

Code: 2019-KRU-G1-FGIII-012350 - KARLSRUHE
Health and Safety Assistant – Radiation Protection
Deadline: 09/09/2019 23:59 Brussels time

 

The jobholder will carry out the radiation protection related tasks of the move of laboratories, from planning to coordination. This also includes the preparation of the related documentation.
The successful candidate should ideally have a degree in physics, chemistry or related fields or a corresponding technical education with a job-related experience of at least 3 years. Knowledge and experience in laboratory work and work with radioactivity and nuclear material is essential. A job-specific training and an introduction to the Commission´s IT tools will be provided. Solid knowledge of English (B2) and German (C1) is required.

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Joint Research Centre - Nuclear Safety and Security Project Officer

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.

 

Qualifications:

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.

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Uppsala University Post-doctoral position in machine learning for nuclear data development

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 henrik.sjostrand@physics.uu.se, phone +46 (0)18 471 3329

Please submit your application by 12 June 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1712.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

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Post Doc - Munich University: Neutron imaging beamline ANTARES

The Technical University Munich operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) located at the scientific campus in Garching, Germany. The neutron source itself, its research instruments as well as the irradiation facilities provide unique possibilities for the scientific and industrial use of neutron beams.
For the development of a new detector system at the imaging beam line ANTARES we invite applications (full time position 40.1 h/week) as
PostDoc (m/f/d)
The beam-line ANTARES is a high-resolution neutron imaging instrument, located at the high flux neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM-II) in Garching, Germany. With one of the highest neutron fluxes worldwide and its cold neutron spectrum, ANTARES offers high sensitivity at short exposure times. Main applications of ANTARES lie in the fields of material science, battery research, magnetism and fuel cells. Moreover, our highly motivated team plays an important role in method development for neutron imaging.
Description of position
You will play a leading role in the development of a novel detector system for ANTARES, which will offer highest possible spatial resolution. The detector system will use a high-resolution camera system, which is optically coupled to a scintillator. In contrast to common systems, this detector will be capable of recording the light output of single neutron events and use a center-of-mass strategy to determine the location of the event with sub-pixel resolution. Your work includes project management, simulations, planning and - in close cooperation with engineers and technicians - design, construction and commissioning of the new instrument components. In addition, you will be encouraged to pursue your own research projects with a focus on neutron imaging.
Qualification and Experience
You have a degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related fields, ideally completed with a PhD / doctorate degree. You have knowledge in the field of neutron- or x-ray/synchrotron imaging. Experience with optical systems and detectors will be helpful. Good oral and written English skills are required, German language skills are an asset.
The appointment is limited to 3 years. The payment is based on the German pay scale TV-L. The Technical University Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants having an equivalent experience will be preferred.
Further information on the position is given by Dr. Michael Schulz (phone +49 89 289 14718).
Applications will be reviewed after July 14th, 2019 and are accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest describing relevant experience including detailed curriculum vitae by regular or electronic mail (merged to a pdf file) with the reference number W0719PDA, to:


Technische Universität München
Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
Personalabteilung
Lichtenbergstraße 1; D-85747 Garching
Phone: +49 89 289 14614
E-Mail: jobs@frm2.tum.de

www.frm2.tum.de

NTI - Program Assistant/Officer, Materials Risk Management

Primary Projects: NTI Nuclear Security Index, Gender Champions

The Nuclear Threat Initiative is seeking a program assistant to join the Materials Risk Management program. NTI works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber.

The Materials Risk Management (MRM) team’s mission is to prevent nuclear and radiological terrorism. The MRM program works with governments, industry, international organizations, and experts to minimize these risks by securing, minimizing, and, where possible, eliminating dangerous nuclear and radiological materials, and promoting sustainable materials management practices. The MRM program also seeks to strengthen the global institutional capacity for managing these materials and promotes cooperation to reduce nuclear and radiological threats.

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is a leadership network that brings together heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. Gender Champions include Presidents, Directors, and other institutional heads of organizations whose agendas and/or members address nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear weapons policy, nuclear disarmament, nuclear security, nuclear deterrence, nuclear energy, and other related topics. Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is housed within NTI and led by Laura Holgate, Vice President for MRM.

Primary Responsibilities

The Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting two key NTI initiatives, the NTI Nuclear Security Index (www.ntiindex.org) and the Gender Champions program (www.gcnuclearpolicy.org).

Nuclear Security Index Responsibilities

Day-to-day management of the primary research process
Data review and analysis of results to inform development of storyboards and data visualizations/graphs
Support development of the print report, online publications, and the Index website
Engage with external experts to ensure relevance and accuracy of the data
Support outreach to governments
Draft and edit internal memos, briefing documents, meeting notes, and talking points
Support meetings and events, including the launch of the Index

 

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