- design with your colleagues the safety design of the Myrrha reactor
- working in multidisciplinary teams
- international project with very ambitious objectives
- master's degree in Engineering Sciences required
MYRRHA will be the world’s first sub-critical particle accelerator driven reactor, cooled by a lead-bismuth eutectic. Our main mission is to build MYRRHA and use it as a research reactor. But there’s still a lot of work to be done, such as constructing MINERVA – the project’s first phase that consists of a particle accelerator and a proton target facility. Project MYRRHA takes place in both Louvain-la-Neuve and Mol.
Together with large teams of ambitious engineers and researchers, SCK•CEN wants to develop new medical radioisotopes and solve the nuclear waste issue. Will you meet us at the frontier?
MYRRHA's 3 main missions
Reducing the nuclear waste volume and toxicity period
Transmutation is the process of transforming the most toxic nuclear waste components with a half-life of hundreds of thousands of years to nuclear elements with a shorter half-life – all through MYRRHA-radiation. Our second aim is to drastically reduce the amount of nuclear waste (by a factor of 100).
SCK•CEN’s BR2-reactor – responsible for at least 25% of the worldwide radioisotopes demand at any time. MYRRHA will expand this radioisotope production, while also developing a new generation of isotopes in the fight against cancer.
MYRRHA was conceived in order to redefine fundamental nuclear research. And, yes, the Holy Grail of nuclear science is part of it too. MYRRHA will enable our scientists to expose materials to extreme conditions that approach those created by nuclear fusion – a sustainable energy source that mimics the sun’s power generation.
MYRRHA is a truly unique nuclear project – driven to innovate on a global scale. In the end, scientists from all over the world will have access to MYRRHA where they discover new nuclear applications.
You can contribute as a:
Eventually, nuclear scientists will be able to conduct fundamental research at MYRRHA. Initially, scientists will help our engineers develop MYRRHA’s preliminary prototype.
Engineers will design, build and maintain MYRRHA. They are at the core of this revolutionary project as they will build an unparalleled nuclear facility. When MYRRHA is fully operational, our engineers will run and oversee the entire project site.
Management & operations
In light of the countless projects MYRRHA will empower, SCK•CEN is looking for next-generation project leaders. Additionally, maintenance will be handled by technicians with a degree in electromechanics, mechanics, and electronics.
The journey matters at least as much as the destination, right? That’s why we would like to give you an overview of where MYRRHA has been, where MYRRHA is today, and where MYRRHA is going next.
Most recent highlight
Nuclear data uncertainty analysis for the Po-210 production in MYRRHA, Fiorito L, Stankovskiy A, Hernandez-Solis A, Van den Eynde G, Žerovnik G.
Careers with MYRRHA
- Deliver the design of beam intercepting devices/various beam dumps and the radiation shielding(s) surrounding these devices
- Define and implement the instrumentation and controls for the operation of these devices
- Integration with the accelerator equipment and the buildings
- Master Degree in (Industrial) Engineering (electromechanics, thermohydraulics ...)
- 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