Position: technical and research specialist | Radiation Detectors and Plasma Diagnostics Division

Competition opened on: 
7 Sep 2020 (All day)
Application submission deadline: 
27 Sep 2020 (All day)

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). Our fundamental research includes experimental and theoretical efforts to discover the most fundamental laws of nature. To that end we have been participating in large international research consortia organized to delve deep into the smallest elements the matter is composed of, as well as have been building our own observation robots designed to stare into the deep skies. We conduct reactor research, including works on nuclear fuel elements and nuclear system safety studies. We investigate hot plasmas from the point of view of their possible future applications in thermonuclear power industry.
The National Centre for Nuclear Research opens a competition for the position at Radiation Detectors and Plasma Diagnostics Division, Nuclear Equipment & Technology Department.
The activity of the Division is focuses on research and development works in the field of ionizing radiation detection techniques, in particular based on various types of scintillation materials and light readout using a wide range of photodetectors.

The Division develops passive and active measurement methods for conducting experiments in the field of nuclear physics and hot plasma diagnostics. We conduct research on the emission of X and gamma rays, fast electrons, ions and neutrons from plasma in research devices such as Rod Plasma Injectors (RPI), Plasma-Focus (PF), Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and in tokamak traps.

Work Location: Świerk (Otwock) 

Short description of tasks:

  • Performing measurements of gamma and neutron radiation using detectors and methods developed in the team. 
  • Analysis of measurement results. 
  • Performing  Monte Carlo simulation.
  • Support for other activities carried out in the Department.
  • Participation in training courses, working meetings and participation in scientific conferences.
  • Publishing in research journals


  • Master of science in physics or chemistry, nuclear physics or nuclear chemistry are preferred.
  • Knowledge of gamma and neutron detection systems based on analogue and digital electronics .
  • Programming skills in programming language (ex. Python, C++). 
  • Knowledge about scintillation materials properties.
  • Basic knowledge about plasma physics.
  • Basic knowledge of one of the Monte Carlo simulation programs: GEANT4, MCNP or SCALE.
  • Knowledge of English on the level allowing for communication and publication of research results in worldwide scientific journals. 

Additional assets:

  • Experience in laboratory work.

We offer: 

  • Employment based on full-time employment contract. 
    Work in a dynamically developing team. 
    Possibility of directing scientific development in topics related to plasma diagnostics. 
    Stable working conditions without overtimes and friendly atmosphere. 
    Additional annual salary and  other social security benefits.  
    Company transport from Warsaw to NCBJ and backwards.



  • Application letter and CV.
  • Master of science diploma (or approved copy).
  • List of publications (if available).
  • Scientific goals description.
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation or contact person (e-mail, telephone, research unit), who can recommend the candidate.

Contact person:

Documents should be sent to: slawomir.mianowski@ncbj.gov.pl 

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