Support and manage nuclear research

SCK•CEN is the starting point for researchers and engineers who want to uncover and develop new applications in nuclear research. But they can’t do it alone. We need strong leaders and reliable operators to keep everything running smoothly, without losing sight of the strategic goals.

Management & operations professionals who are eager to take responsibility in an innovative environment will help us conduct meaningful research.

Will you lead
towards innovation?

What you’ll
need along
the way

  • Open lines of communication

    Management & operations professionals are at the center of our organization.
    A core competence in that regard is communicating clearly – in English, in time and in tune with technical specifications.

  • An eye for education

    From new nuclear machines to nuclear law – every colleague at SCK•CEN has the opportunity to take additional training. Curiosity and lifelong learning run through our facilities.

  • Clear route planning

    You can have it all. Just not all at once. Our state-of-the-art nuclear equipment is important for each research project. Reduce waiting times by planning ahead.

(y)our future

Unlike academia, our focus is firmly on the application of nuclear science. So whether you want to run lab tests, do our accounting or lead a project team, at SCK•CEN you’ll need a hands-on attitude.

Do you have strong people management skills and an affinity for innovative nuclear projects? Explore our wide variety of job vacancies below and lead us to innovation.

Meet your colleagues

  • Lifelong learning
  • Innovative, peaceful, future-oriented
  • Relevant research

Encourage curious colleagues to explore

Randy, Lab technician

I work on different research topics. So it’s natural to pick up something new every day. Eventually, you realise that education runs through the facility because new technologies and inventions continue to improve at an unprecedented pace. And that's both noteworthy and interesting!

SCK•CEN in 3 keywords? Innovative, peaceful, and future-oriented!

Working with space travel and astronauts? That's a child's dream coming true!

Careers as a
management & operations professional

XP: 10y He Head of Expert Group
  • Leading a team of scientists
  • Coordinate the R&D activities around Minerva (linear accelerator and ISOL techniques)
  • Align with the COO of Minerva who is in charge of the design and build of the installation
  • Master of Engineering Sciences or PhD in Physical Sciences



XP: 10y Pc Programme Coordinator (Deputy Institute Director)
  • coordinate the programme of MINERVA
  • establish the project planning
  • assess the programme goals
  • relate with the embedded project managers of the 4 subprojects
XP: 3y Fa Financial Advisor
  • Master in een economische richting
  • Kennis Belgische boekhoud- en fiscale wetgeving
  • Vlot 3-talig (N,F en E)
  • Analytische skills

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