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SNETP Members and their research opportunities for young researchers

1. Dalton Nuclear Institute (Manchester University)

The Dalton Nuclear Institute supports nuclear professionals with expertise, training and facilities. DNI supports research which addresses the major issues associated with nuclear power: plant life extension, new nuclear build, decommissioning and radioactive waste management.

Research opportunities

The Dalton Cumbrian Facility is the state-of-the-art research base of The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute, part of the National Nuclear User Facility. We provide academia and industry with the opportunity to carry out high-end research in radiation science and nuclear engineering decommissioning, incorporating academic access to the active research facilities within National Nuclear Laboratory Central Laboratory on the Sellafield site.

2. Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa DICI Italy Academia

DICI was established in 2012, following a major reform of the Italian higher education system, as a merger of the former departments of:
Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry and Materials Science, Mechanical, Nuclear and Production Engineering, and a part of the department of Civil Engineering.

Young researchers are invited to conduct their research project in the field of: safety of NPPs, new technologies like GEN IV, nuclear fusion, medical application of ionizing radiation and decommissioning.

3. DIME – University of Genova

Research opportunities

4. Technical University Delft Portraits of Science

One of the top 50 university in World Universities Ranking. Health, energy, globalization and infrastructures & mobility are among the most important themes in today's society. For this reason, TU Delft has established Delft Research based Initiatives (DRIs) in these four areas. A DRI aims to make an important scientific contribution to solving issues facing society that relate to these four themes, working from a thematic, multidisciplinary cooperation. The DRIs engage with government and business, identify important opportunities and actively spotlight innovative science.

Research in Radiation Science Technology

5. Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision.

Research projects opportunities  

6. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

KTH is ranked as the 6th best technical university in Europe, among the world's top 100 universities and among top 50 in the world in five different subjects. KTH research contributes to development of methods and tools for understanding and improving interaction between technology and social, ecological, economic systems. Research on nuclear power

7. Polytechnic University of Valencia  

The research structures under the UPV label encompass all those centres that work in research, development and innovation, and try to respond to the demands - of both the University and the social enviroment - for technological and artistic products.

Research projects  

8.  Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd.

BZAK performs contract research, promotes the training of researchers, and also supports PhD education

BZAK conducts R&D activities in the field of:

  • material and laser technology,
  • nanotechnology,
  • biotechnology,
  • plant genomics,
  • environmental industry,
  • logistics and industrial production technologies,
  • information and communication technology.

9. CEA

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas:

  • defence and security,
  • low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies),
  • technological research for industry,
  • fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.

Career and research opportunities

10. CIEMAT

The CIEMAT as public body for research in the fields of energy, environment and technology, develops its R&D around technological projects which form a bridge between R&D&I and social interest goals.  Link for researchers

11. CNRS

Being a CNRS researcher

In practicing their profession, researchers contribute to the development of knowledge, technology transfer and applications, in business and in all fields that contribute to the advancement of society. Another of their missions is to promote science and technology among the general public.
Within their laboratories, researchers supervise Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows in their field.
Researchers may also supervise research teams, lead scientific projects, teach, and participate in technology transfer based on their research results.

12. Research Center REZ
The main aim of the research organisation is research, development and innovations in the field of power generation (especially nuclear). CVŘ owns unique research infrastructure such as experimental research reactors LVR-15 and LR-0 and technological experimental circuits.

Open access to RCR facility

„Users“ of the CVR Research Infrastructures can be individuals, teams and institutions from academia, business, industry and public services of the ERA (European Research Area). The primary objective of the RI is creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods and systems in the area of nuclear and non-nuclear power generation technologies within the scope of CVR RI. Teams can include researchers, doctoral candidates, technical staff and students participating in research in the framework of their studies.

13. ENEA

ENEA's scientific and technological development activities are carried out in nine Research Centres throughout the country, in addition to five laboratories, the headquarters in Rome, a network of regional offices and the Brussels liaison office for participation in European and international research projects.
The primary research activities are energy efficiency, renewable sources, nuclear fission, the environment and climate, safety and health, new technologies and materials, sustainable development, innovation of the agro-industrial system, electrical system research and logistics of the National Antarctic Research Programme.

Research opportunities on nuclear fission

14. Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH

Young scientists and a highly qualified workforce are particularly important when it comes to producing new research findings and innovative ideas as well as transporting knowledge into the future. Global contacts, a networked approach to work, autonomous research, an excellent infrastructure, and attentive supervision by experienced scientists all contribute to the creative atmosphere that makes Forschungszentrum Jülich so attractive for young scientists.

Research Infrastructure

At Forschungszentrum Jülich, scientists have access to state-of-the-art instruments and large-scale facilities. Some of these, such as the supercomputers or the neutron scattering instruments, are used by teams of scientists from all over the world – experts at Jülich provide them with professional advice and support.

15. Gesellschaft fuer Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) GmbH

Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) is a non-profit organisation which deals with technical-scientific research and provides expertise. The company administers interdisciplinary knowledge, progressive methods and qualified data.
GRS is active in the three fields of work of reactor safety, waste management and radiation and environmental protection. In each of these fields, GRS is recognised as a renowned research institution and an acknowledged technical safety organisation.
Since expert knowledge from various fields of work is often required to deal with a particular project, GRS has established a range of interdisciplinary projects, many of which also benefit from international cooperation. The tight meshing of research and assessment and the intense cross-linking  of the different fields of work of GRS results in synergy effects that form an important cornerstone of the technical competence of GRS. Link

16. Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) operates several research infrastructures most of which are accessible to external users. About 50 % of the available beam or magnet time is allotted to external users.

Junior Research Groups at the HZDR

With the Helmholtz Young Investigators Groups, the Helmholtz Association fosters the early academic independence of excellent young researchers and offers them secure career prospects.The young scientists receive up to €300,000 in funding per year for five years, which allows them to set up and lead their own research group.

17. Jozef Stefan Institute

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.

Invitation to young researchers

Young people at the Institute develop their expertise and knowledge by participating in research projects and learning from mentors that are internationally acknowledged experts.

18. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

KIT combines the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution in a very unique way. In research and education, KIT assumes responsibility for contributing to the sustainable solution of the grand challenges that face the society, industry, and the environment. For this purpose, KIT uses its financial and human resources with maximum efficiency. The scientists of KIT communicate the contents and results of their work to society.

Research at KIT

Embedded in the research activities of the KIT there is a number of interdisciplinary cooperations of scientists working on current topics. These research groups are established for a medium term and financed by third-party funds.

19. Lithuanian Energy Institute

Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) is a state scientific research institute, public legal entity, operating as a state budgetary institution and performing long-term international level fundamental, applied and experimental development research important for Lithuanian nation, society and economical units.

Open Access Center for researchers

The establishment of National open access Research Centre of Future Energy Technologies provides opportunities to establish an equivalent research and experimental development base for EU research centers.

20. Center for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Science

The mission of the Centre for Energy Research is to perform research and development in the field of nuclear science and technology for facilitating the adoption and the safe use of nuclear technology in Hungary, to participate in international research efforts aiming at the establishing a new generation of nuclear power plants and closing the fuel cycle, to study the interaction of radiation (including neutrons, gamma-rays and electrons) with matter, and to do isotope and nuclear chemistry, chemical analysis by nuclear methods, radiography, radiation chemistry, radiation protection and nuclear security, surface chemistry and renewable energy research.
Hungarian Center for Energy research offers students and young researchers access to their laboratories.

21. National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ)

National Centre for Nuclear Research is the largest research Institute in Poland. We are also the only Polish research institution operating a nuclear reactor (the MARIA reactor).

Didactic labs

NCBJ Education & Training Division offers high-school students and college students access to our Atomic / Nuclear Physics lab, in which students are provided with opportunity to single-handedly conduct some unique experiments.

22. National Nuclear Laboratory NNL

NNL plays a key role in the UK and global nuclear industry. That means reducing the cost of clean-up and decommissioning, maintaining critical skills and attracting talented new people to the industry.

National Nuclear User Facility

NNUF is a multi-site facility that gives academia and industry access to internationally leading experimental equipment for nuclear research on radioactive materials at levels greater than can be handled in university laboratories.

23. Nuclear Research&Consultancy Group NRG

NRG is an internationally operating nuclear service provider. The company produces isotopes, conducts nuclear technological research, is a consultant on the safety and reliability of nuclear installations and provides services related to radiation protection. Research is performed for governments aimed at developing knowledge about nuclear technology.

Laboratory services

24. UJV REZ, a.s.

Technical - engineering and design capacities, applied research, cutting - edge technological equipment and over 60 years of experience in the services of safe and reliable energy, industry and nuclear medicine.

Research projects

UJV REZ provides comprehensive services focused on applied research, development and innovation, particularly in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy and sources of ionizing radiation. Projects are also implemented under grant programs and commercial contracts.

25. Paul Scherrer Institute

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. PSI performs world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, PSI works on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.

PSI User Laboratories

Scientists from all over the world visit PSI to perform their experiments, in fields such as condensed matter or fundamental physics, chemistry, biology or materials science. PSI is one of very few places in the world offering the three major probes for condensed matter research (synchrotron X-rays, neutrons and muons) on one campus.

26. Regia Autonoma Tehnologii Pentru Energia Nucleara (RATEN)

The Technologies for Nuclear Energy State Owned Company (RATEN) is a strategic Romanian legal Entity coordinating the RD activity in the nuclear energy field, which maintains and develop  the scientific and technologic support for the National Nuclear Energy Program.

27. SCK•CEN  

As a research centre dealing with peaceful applications of radioactivity, SCK•CEN is an indispensable part of our society. We perform forward-looking research and develop sustainable technology. In addition, we organise training courses, we offer specialist services and we act as a consultancy.

SCK•CEN Academy

SCK•CEN makes its laboratories and installations available to young scientists. You can also rely on support from our experts for your thesis.

28. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland  

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe. Our research and innovation services give our partners, both private and public, all over the world a competitive edge.

Research opportunities and open positions

29. Institute of Solid State Physics, Materials Science and Technologies, ISSPMST of NSC KIPT, NAS of Ukraine

The Institute is a multidisciplinary research center of materials science, which was established in 1995 on the basis of the Department of Physical Materials KhPTI in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine for technical and scientific materials science support safe, trouble-free and efficient operation and development of the nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

ISSPMT cooperates with many Ukrainian universities, where students can conduct part of their studies in ISSPMT laboratories.

30. Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire IRSN

The order creating IRSN put forward various missions for the Institute covering radiation protection, nuclear safety, and nuclear security.

Training through research at IRSN

Since 2004, the Institute has placed special emphasis on this mission by allocating an annual budget of €2,600,000 to its needs. The result has seen an increasing number of young research scientists joining IRSN laboratories each year, while targeting one hundred doctoral students and thirty placement positions for post-doctoral research. In parallel, IRSN is encouraging its senior researchers to apply for research director certification.

31. Ntech Lehrstuhl fuer Nukleartechnik (Technical University of Munich)

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has set up interdisciplinary research centers to bundle ex­per­tise across faculties and synergize these insights with the know-how of external cooperation partners. Working at the touch points between engineering, medicine, the natural and the social sciences re­search­ers are discovering new ways of tackling the major challenges facing society as we move forward. The opportunity to work at these interfaces is attracting scientists from around the globe to TUM.
National Research Funding & TUM Talent Factory