Research-technical specialist in safety analyses of nuclear reactors /UZ3

Competition opened on: 
18 Dec 2023 - 08:45
Application submission deadline: 
12 Jan 2024 - 23:45

The National Centre for Nuclear Research, Division of Nuclear Energy and Environmental Studies opens the competition for the position of

Research-technical specialist in safety analyses of nuclear reactors

Location: Otwock - Świerk - in the outskirts of Warsaw with daily transport services provided. 

Job/tasks description: 

  • Active participation in the work of teams on thermal-hydraulic calculations with a view to extending this to coupled calculations for different nuclear reactors.  
  • Active development of skills in thermal- hydraulic calculations
  • Joining the work of computational teams creating the technical documentation of the High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR).
  • Preparation of materials for scientific articles and conference presentations.
  • Analytical work in the field of NCBJ activity: creating documents and substantive materials (reports, presentations, notes) and organizational (reports, reports, etc.), translations.
  • Performing other activities ordered by the Laboratory head and other superiors at NCBJ.
  • Performing duties in accordance with the Institute's Working Regulations.
  • Compliance with state and official secrets, work discipline, health and safety regulations, fire regulations, rules of protection against ionizing radiation.


  • Holding a PhD in science or technology
  • Ability to perform thermal-hydraulic calculations using the OpenFOAM and CATHARE-2 codes.
  • Knowledge of Bayesian statistics methods in uncertainty analysis
  • Knowledge of meshing techniques and turbulence modelling (computational fluid dynamics)
  • Ability to programme in the Python and BASH languages.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the research profile related to nuclear energy.
  • Knowledge of fluid dynamics, heat transfer and nuclear reactor phenomena
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Very good command of the English language (minimum B2).
  • Willingness to present results in meetings and seminars.
  • Ability to present results in the form of technical reports and scientific publications.

We appreciate:

  • Scientific achievements in the form of publications and conference materials. 
  • Experience in the implementation of research and technical projects.
  • Experience of supercomputers and version control systems.

We offer:

  • Employment in one of the fastest developing research Institute in Poland (Diament Forbes 2021).
  • Employment based on an employment contract. 
  • Joining a team of experienced research-technical specialists
  • Possibility of scientific development
  • Interesting and important tasks in the field of nuclear reactors, including new generations
  • Additional annual salary and other social security benefits. 
  • Company transport from Warsaw to NCBJ and backwards (more:

Contact: prof. Mariusz Dąbrowski,, tel. 22 273 14 30

All applications should be sent by e-mail to: 

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The National Centre for Nuclear Research is awarded by “HR Excellence in Research”. Recruitment is based on OTM-R system (Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations).