Contribute to the design of the ISOL system

XP: 5y Ne Nuclear Engineer - Junior MYRRHA

- Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering
- Some years of experience in a nuclear facility
- Knowledge of and experience with safety systems, hot-cells, decommissioning …
- P&IDs and technical drawings

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Nuclear Engineer - Junior

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre is developing the multi-purpose irradiation facility MYRRHA, a flexible fast spectrum research infrastructure conceived as an Accelerator Driven System (ADS). It consists of a  600 MeV proton linear accelerator (linac) which drives a lead-bismuth cooled sub-critical reactor. According to the MYRRHA phased implementation plan, a first facility will be constructed at SCK•CEN in Mol, composed of a 100 MeV proton linac coupled to a Proton Target Facility. This facility, contains an Isotope Separation On-Line (ISOL) target station for fundamental research and for the production of medical radioisotopes as well as a target station for fusion material research. In the ISOL facility, isotopes are produced in thick targets via proton-induced reactions, and delivered to experiments in the form of radioactive ion beams (RIB).
In the framework of this project, the Institute for Advanced Nuclear Systems (ANS), is looking for a "Junior Nuclear Engineer" to join the Proton Target Research (PTR) unit of the Accelerator and Targets research (ATR) group.

You will work within the ISOL-system team of the Proton Target Research (PTR) unit having the following tasks and responsibilities:
• Contribute to the design of the various components of the ISOL system with consideration of the required reliability goals of the installation;
• Contribute to the definition and implementation of safety systems within the ISOL installation answering the defined safety functions;
• Contribute to the safety analysis to ensure that the design of all ISOL components and primary systems complies with the safety requirements;
• Define the requirements and specifications of the hot-cells allowing the manipulation at the level of the ISOL-system components. Act as an interface with the hot cells designers following-up the detailed design and construction;
• Contribute to the decommissioning study of the ISOL system;
• Define the procedures for the safety evaluation of target systems which have to be approved before utilization in PTF;
• Provide input requested for facility licensing;
• Define the normative framework for the system design and the components selection also in accordance with results of the safety classification of components.

To join this frontier, you'll need:

• Master of science in Nuclear Engineering;
• Experience of working in a nuclear facility;
• Good knowledge of handling nuclear waste;
• Experience in a hot-cells environment is a plus;
• Experience in producing P&IDs and technical drawings;
• Good communication skills;
• The ability to draw-up technical specifications and reports in English; knowledge of Dutch and/or French is a plus.

Contact: Patricia Van Pottelbergh
+32 - 14 - 33 83 14

Deadline: 31/10/2019

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