Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)

Professor of Nuclear Safety

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)

Zurich, Switzerland

→ The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering ( at ETH Zurich and the Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Thermal Hydraulics at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen ( invite applications for a joint professorship in Nuclear Safety.

→ The new professor will lead, in a joint appointment with ETH Zurich, a research group for thermal fluid dynamics experiments and simulation at PSI, Switzerland’s nuclear centre of excellence, and will thus benefit from the access to the institute’s unique large-scale experimental facilities and analytical infrastructures. He or she should demonstrate an excellent international record of research accomplishments in the field of nuclear engineering and reactor safety, preferably with a focus on thermal fluid dynamics and/or heat and mass transfer. Experience in the related fields of reactor physics and nuclear materials, safety aspects of the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and waste conditioning and disposal technologies or similar, are very welcome.

→ The successful candidate is expected to establish an ambitious, world-class research programme at the interface between fundamental research and application, in particular related to the core areas of nuclear reactor safety. Specific focus of the research will be centred around experimental thermal fluid dynamics and advanced instrumentation combined with computational methods in order to address scientific issues related (but not limited) to multi-scale thermal-hydraulics phenomena, multi-physics simulations, code validation with uncertainty analysis, as well as applications to reactor/fuel design, accident analyses and spent fuel management.

→ The new professor should hold a Ph.D. or similar degree in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, process engineering, or a related field. A strong motivation and undisputable commitment to student education is a prerequisite. The candidate will be in charge of the coordination of the joint Nuclear Master Program between ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne and will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses (German or English) and graduate level courses (in English). Additional support by teaching assignments of senior scientists, in the supervision of master projects and access to research infrastructure is granted by PSI.

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→ Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and projects, a statement of future research and teaching interests, and a description of the three most important achievements. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. Submissions will be reviewed starting on 31 July 2019, but applications are welcome until the position is filled. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.

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