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 Radiation Transport and Multiphysics Group we are looking for a

CFD-Simulation of the SINQ-Blanket
Your tasks
In order to support the operational reliability of the SINQ spallation source, it is necessary to better understand the sub-systems of the spallation target. For this purpose, a component of the SINQ spallation target, the so-called Blanket, will be numerically examined - using up to date Finite Element programs - to determine its performance limit. These limits are the maximal thermal load, resulting temperatures and stresses, which are directly linked to the overall operation limits of the SINQ spallation target. The task here is to carry out CFD simulation of the SINQ blanket with ANSYS Fluent. The geometry must be networked and calculated with ANSYS Fluent; User defined Functions, which describe the energy deposition in the individual parts of the blanket will be used as well.
Your profile
  • Field of study: Physics, Mechanical Engineering (at least 4 semesters)
  • Experience in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics
  • Good command in English
  • Interest in accelerators, neutron sources and CFD

Applicants who already have a master's degree cannot be considered
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration.

Your employment contract is limited to 3 months.

For further information please contact Dr Sven Jollet, phone +41 56 310 43 06.

Please submit your application online for the position as a Trainee (index no. 8142-T1).

Human Resources Management, Patrizia Meister, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland