The Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour (LRS) led by Prof. A. Pautz is looking for a candidate to support their efforts in neutron noise experiments and theory.
As the leader of the Work Package 2, the LRS is devoted to the experimental validation of the CORTEX project which will benefit from the LRS experimental infrastructure and activities on noise theory and applications, and the in-core devices and instrumentation developed in this aim for the LRS teaching and research reactor CROCUS.
The postdoctoral researcher will also be involved in these activities, in particular the development of detection instrumentation, and the COLIBRI experimental programme. COLIBRI consists in fuel rods oscillation experiments and their investigation using neutron noise measurements.
- Contribute to developments of instrumentation for noise measurements based on miniature neutron scintillators
- Contribute to the design, organisation, execution, and analysis of measurements campaigns:
– within the framework of CORTEX, in the EPFL CROCUS and Dresden University of Technology’s AKR-2 experimental reactors
– within the framework of the CROCUS experimental programmes on reactor noise theory and applications, such as COLIBRI
Who is the LRS looking for?
- PhD degree in nuclear physics or nuclear engineering
- Good experience in radiation detection and instrumentation, in-core neutron measurements, and possibly neutron noise measurements
- Good experience in the field of reactor physics and integral experiments
- Experience in neutron transport codes, and possibly reactor fluctuations modelling
- Proficiency in data analysis tools and programming languages
What they offer:
- A project in a large scale international collaboration for cutting-edge technologies
- Experience on a teaching and research reactor
- A young, dynamic, interdisciplinary, and international team
- A modern working environment based at the EPFL campus
Start date: 1 September 2019
Work rate: 100%
Duration: 1 year