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Mechanical integrator for particle accelerator applications

  • be part of an international team developing a high power superconducting proton accelerator
  • perform the integration of a particle accelerator
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We are ready to design build our accelerator. Are you?

Together with a large team of ambitious engineers and researchers, SCK CEN wants to develop new medical radioisotopes to treat cancer patients and solve the nuclear waste issue by means of the MYRRHA project ( The MYRRHA project’s first implementation phase (start of commissioning scheduled for 2027) consists of a ≈160m long, superconducting, high power proton accelerator with one of a kind reliability and two target facilities for research into radioisotopes, radioactive ion beam physics and nuclear fusion reactor materials.
To help us achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for a new team member to join the “Accelerator Technologies and Systems” group to perform integration tasks for the particle accelerator. While some accelerator components are still being designed, others are already being procured to be ready in time for installation starting in ≈2025.

  • you will work closely together with a CAD designer and with the support of the accelerator system experts, ATS project officers, and you will:
  • perform the mechanical integration of the different accelerator components e.g. by ensuring a coherent, complete and up-to-date 3D CAD model of the accelerator systems.
  • act as central technical point of contact towards the group responsible for the building & technical infrastructure. This will include e.g. collecting/organizing the required integration data such as rack, cabling information.
  • design (with help of the CAD designer) and procure the girders/ supports including their adjustment systems
  • assume technical responsibility for the transfer of a beam line test stand currently installed in Louvain-La-Neuve to Mol
  • develop and implement an overall installation strategy together with the group/unit head. (installation ≈2025 - 2027)

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • a Master in Engineering (mechanical, mechatronics, … ) or equivalent.
  • minimum 5 years of experience as an engineer
  • experience in the integration of large-scale, complex machines is considered a strong asset
  • experience in systems engineering is an additional asset
  • familiarity with a 3D CAD software
  • knowledge of mechanical design
  • the ability to speak/write fluently in English
  • to be a self-managing team player with an eye for detail and a structured work approach

A job with SCK CEN means:

  • a chance to advance society
  • competitive salary
  • excellent social security (see


Tomas Sergooris
tomas.sergooris [at]