Researcher Separation chemistry - Radiochemistry (m/f)


Job description

As a researcher Radiochemistry, you are in charge of the development and implementation of innovative separation processes for an optimal management of irradiated nuclear fuel. The job is full of challenging and multidisciplinary projects, often in cooperation with other SCK•CEN research groups.
More specifically, your job includes the following aspects:

  • Convert research themes into achievable research projects in accordance with the strategic lines of the Radiochemistry group;
  • Lead your research project in compliance with the objectives, planning and budget set out, including the related project reporting (project plan, progress reports, ...);
  • Autonomously and as part of a team, perform and monitor scientific experimental research aimed at implementing innovative chemical separation processes;
  • Take care of the necessary procedures and authorisation dossiers according to the directives and standards in force;
  • Critically analyse, interpret and process the results in scientific reports, journals and presentations;
  • Present the research results during (international) meetings, symposia, conferences, ...
  • Monitor and lead trainees, Master’s students and PhD students;
  • Travel abroad (international) and follow short internships for acquiring the necessary expertise and knowledge related to innovative techniques;
  • Initiate, broaden and maintain your professional network and work jointly with various universities, research institutions and companies for current and future projects.

Required qualifications

  • PhD in Sciences or Applied Sciences, in chemistry, chemical technology or related;
  • Knowledge of separation chemistry or radiochemistry is a strong asset;
  • Relevant professional experience is an added value;
  • Willingness to work with radioactive materials in controlled areas;
  • Safety is of paramount importance;
  • Very competent in carrying out/supervising chemical experiments;
  • Able to work in a creative, result-oriented and autonomous way;
  • Enthusiastic with a sense of entrepreneurship;
  • Team player with really good communication skills to work in an international context within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Willingness to undertake short missions abroad;
  • Sense of organisation and good writing skills;
  • Good knowledge of computer applications (MS Office, Visio, ...);
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of French and Dutch or willing to follow courses to learn the language.


Should you have any questions, please contact

Verbruggen Véronique
+32 (0)14 33 25 79