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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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 2200 people.

For the Reactor Physics and Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory we are looking for a
Scientist in Nuclear Reactor Core Simulations
Your tasks
  • Development and qualification of core simulation methodologies based on advanced nodal solvers for current and future reactor systems
  • Development and validation of 3-D neutron transport methods with coupling to higher-resolution thermal-hydraulic and/or thermo-mechanical solvers
  • Establishment of methodologies using statistical methods and/or artificial intelligence techniques for uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analyses in multi-physics reactor core simulations
  • Publication of scientific articles and supervision of students
Your profile
  • PhD degree in reactor physics, nuclear engineering or physics
  • Strong background in neutronic and multi-physics simulation methods
  • Solid knowledge of multi-phase flow and heat transfer
  • High proficiency in modern programming and scripting
  • Familiarity with mathematical statistical methods and artificial intelligence techniques
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
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 onlineĀ (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientist (index no. 4102-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Adina Keller, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland