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 Reactor Physics and Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory we are looking for a

Scientist (f/m)
Multi-Physics Reactor Core and Fuel Simulations
Your tasks
  • Development and qualification of multi-physics multi-scale computational schemes for higher resolution 3-D core and nuclear fuel simulations
  • Establishment and application of best-estimate plus uncertainty methodologies for coupled core and plant system transient simulations
  • Qualification of advanced nodal core simulators for technical and scientific support on reactor safety analyses
  • Publication of scientific articles and supervision of students
Your profile
We are looking for a team player able to work independently and with strong interest in method development, validation and uncertainty quantification. The candidate should have in-depth knowledge of deterministic and/or stochastic neutron transport methods combined with experience in multi-physics reactor simulations. Proficiency in modern programming languages as well as good understanding of mathematical statistical methods is expected while practice in high performance computing would be ideal. A solid background in multi-phase flow heat transfer and/or fuel thermo-mechanical phenomenology would be considered as a strong added value and a certain familiarity with chemistry would be an asset. Very good command of English is required and knowledge of German would be beneficial.
We offer
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 Alexander Vasiliev, phone +41 56 310 27 02.

Please submit your application online by 15 September 2020 for the position as a scientist (index no. 4102-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Michael Dorn, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland