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Research Project Leader

  • contribute to our fuel research programme
  • work in multidisciplinary teams
  • international projects with very ambitious objectives
  • master's degree in Engineering Sciences
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Become the new member of our Fuel Materials expert group!

Our expert group Fuel Materials exists of a motivated team of researchers and engineers who perform studies that cover the entire fuel lifecycle: production, in-reactor behavior and spent fuel investigations. As a member of this group, you will be responsible for the management of research projects on nuclear fuel. These projects include test irradiations in the BR2 reactor, including conceptual design, setting fabrication requirements, neutron physical and post-irradiation studies, …. In practice, this means that you will be responsible for:
converting research needs into physically possible projects;

  • act as project leader for various projects, i.e. coordinate research activities, ensure optimum use of personnel and infrastructure, responsible for planning and organisation, devise and manage the budget
  • participate actively in the analysis of results
  • maintain contact with potential and existing customers for current and new projects
  • identify and set up new projects within the framework of SCK CEN's strategic plan
  • provide guidance and follow-up for processes, installations, personnel and products

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • Master’s Degree in engineering sciences or PhD in Sciences or Engineering Sciences, preferably with specialisation in nuclear engineering and/or neutron physics
  • excellent communication skills in order to manage multi-disciplinary projects and to work in an international environment
  • experience in project management would be an advantage
  • enthusiastic and entrepreneurial spirit
  • prepared to work in secure and controlled areas
  • fluent in English, knowledge of French and/or German, knowledge of Dutch or willingness to learn Dutch


Tomas Sergooris
tomas.sergooris [at]