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Nuclear Safety Engineer

  •  ensure the safety of our accelerator
  •  coordinating the safety assessments
  •  contribute to radiological safety studies
  •  take care of the licensing of our accelerator
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Can you ensure the safety of our MINERVA-accelerator?

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. However, 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 aims to develop new medical radioisotopes and to demonstrate a way forward in respect of the nuclear waste issue. To help us achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for a Nuclear Safety Engineer to join our team.
You will be responsible for:

  • establishing, updating and interpreting the regulatory framework in the field of radiation safety and the environment
  • developing the safety management of radiological and environmental policies and procedures of the MINERVA facility
  • supporting and developing requirements, guidelines and rules in the field of radiological safety
  • coordinating the safety assessments (hazard analyses, accident scenarios and environmental impact)
  • coordinating the radiological environmental impact assessments during normal operations
  • characterisation of effluent releases from the MINERVA plant
  • coordinating an independent assessment of the above fields for specific MDB documents
  • assessing the radiation risk management for personnel and the definition of appropriate protection measures
  • defining the radioactive waste management and the decommissioning plan
  • the licensing of MINERVA

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • expertise in the development of hazard and accident assessments;
  • expertise in radiological impact assessment of events related to the population with emphasis on the derivation of the source conditions. The radiological source term is typically calculated as the product of five factors: (1) Material at Risk (MAR); (2) the Damage Ratio (DR); (3) the Airborne Release Fraction (ARF); (4) the Respirable Fraction (RF); and (5) the Leak Path Factor (LPF);
  • knowledge of methods and tools relating to the transport of radionuclides through the environment, radio-ecological models and dosimetric parameters;
  • expertise in assessing the radiological consequences of worker-related events with regard to both the source term derivation and subsequent effective dose calculations;
  • knowledge of the principles of radiation protection, the associated risks to workers and the measures applicable;
  • experience in waste characterisation and decommissioning will be an asset


Tomas Sergooris
tomas.sergooris [at]