Scientific Officer 100%
The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.
For the System Behaviour Group within the Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour we are looking for a
Scientific Officer Computational Thermal-Hydraulics and Safety Analyses
- Research and development in the field of nuclear systems behaviour with focus on multi-scale thermal-hydraulics computational methodologies for LWR best-estimate safety and analyses
- Scientific support to nuclear regulators and industrial partners with emphasis on Pressurized Water Reactors phenomenology and analyses
- Presentation of research results in the form of peer-reviewed publications, conference attendance and technical reports
- Contribution to education and teaching activities including supervision of master and PhD Students
You hold a university degree in physics, applied mathematics, nuclear or mechanical engineering with doctorate or equivalent experience. With your good working knowledge of single- and two-phase fluid dynamics with heat transfer and experience in the usage of one or several thermal-hydraulics codes, including system (e.g. TRACE), sub-channel (e.g. COBRA-TF) and/or CFD (primarily OpenFOAM) are you the ideal candidate. You are also familiar with numerical methods and code development along with parallel computing, and are interested in integrating thermal-hydraulics methodologies into multi-physics, multi-scale simulation schemes. Programming experience in e.g. FORTRAN, C++ as well as scripting languages (Matlab, Python, Perl, VBA, etc.) is beneficial. In addition you have excellent communication skills in English and additional knowledge of German is advantageous. If you are a good team player with strong capabilities to work independently and motivated to participate in multi-disciplinary research projects, we look forward to your application.
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.
This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.
For further information please contact Dr Ivor Clifford, phone +41 56 310 34 68.
Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientific Officer (index no. 4104-00).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Hedwig Habersaat, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland