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Project Engineer

  • technical support in design of vacuum components
  • preparation of technical documentation
  • experience with 3D CAD software
  • interest in vacuum and accelerator technology
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We are ready to design and build this 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 phase (start of commissioning scheduled for 2026) consists of a proton accelerator with one of a kind reliability and two target facilities with which research can be performed into radioisotopes, radioactive ion beam physics and nuclear fusion reactor materials. The subsequent phases extend the accelerator to drive a sub-critical reactor intended to prove the concept of nuclear waste transmutation (start of commissioning scheduled for 2040).

  • technical support in design of MINERVA vacuum components/ systems (tanks, chambers, beamline elements, etc.)
  • technical support in simulations and analysis of MINERVA vacuum systems
  • preparation of the procurement and tendering documentation (market search, specifications of vacuum equipment, etc.), and subsequent contract follow up
  • preparation of the technical documentation (technical reports, design documents etc.)
  • analyzing the 3D model of the accelerator vacuum system
  • once applicable, participation in the installation, commissioning and operation of the vacuum system

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • Master in Physics, Engineering (mechanical, mechatronics, phys. tech., mechanical engineering) or equivalent.
  • basic knowledge of mechanical design and structural units.
  • basic knowledge  of mechanical engineering (and vacuum technology is an asset)
  • expertise and experience with 3D CAD software.
  • experience with writing technical documentation is an asset
  • fluent in English.
  • team player
  • please submit your cv and cover letter in English

a job with SCK CEN means:

  • a chance to advance society
  • growing beyond your limits
  • being part of something bigger
  • excellent work-life balance
  • market conform salary
  • excellent social security (see


Tomas Sergooris
tomas.sergooris [at]