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Beam Diagnostics Engineer

  • define beam requirements
  • asses the critical elements of the BD system
  • define the BD operation scenarios
  • contribute to the construction of our accelerator
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We are ready to build our accelerator. Are you?

MYRRHA will be the world’s first sub-critical, particle accelerator driven reactor, cooled by a lead-bismuth eutectic. Our main mission is to build MYRRHA and use it as a research reactor. But there’s still a lot of work to be done, such as constructing MINERVA – the project’s first phase that consists of a particle accelerator and a proton target facility. The commissioning of this accelerator facility is scheduled for 2026.
Together with large teams of ambitious engineers and researchers, SCK•CEN wants to develop new medical radioisotopes and solve the nuclear waste issue. To help us achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for a:
Beam Diagnostics Engineer
In this position, you will:

  • be responsible for the beam diagnostics (BD) of the 100 MeV proton accelerator and its High-Energy Beam Transport (HEBT)
  • define the BD requirements, both for individual devices and for the BD system(s) as a whole, in line with the MINERVA facility requirements
  • assess the critical elements of the BD system and adapt them to the reliability requirements of the MINERVA facility
  • define BD operation scenarios, test and calibrate these scenarios and keep them up-to-date
  • lead the Design and Development of MINERVA beam diagnostics
  • follow up the development and production of BD elements (devices and interfaces)
  • relate with the other technical accelerator units for implementing an integrated and coherent accelerator system, e.g. beam physics and RF
  • participate in defining the Machine Protection System
  • define and implement the BD data acquisition and data analysis software
  • specify the integration of the BD system in the Control System
  • take part in the beam commissioning activities
  • be responsible for following up on international collaborations contributing to the MINERVA project
  • report to the group leader responsible for the MINERVA proton accelerator

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • a Master’s and/or PhD degree in physics, electrical engineering, mechatronics or equivalent
  • at least 5 years’ experience with accelerator operation and/or BDs
  • knowledge of electronic engineering (analogue, digital)
  • knowledge of control system aspects
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • the ability to report on activities effectively and efficiently
  • the ability to express yourself fluently in English and in Dutch or French, both orally and in writing
  • You will work in Mol but will visit our office in Louvain-la-Neuve on a regular basis. You are willing to travel regularly.


Tomas Sergooris
tomas.sergooris [at]