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Hotlab Manager (m/f)

SCK-CEN | Mol | Permanent, Full-time

SCK•CEN is one of the largest research institutions in Belgium. Every day, more than 700 employees dedicate themselves to developing peaceful applications of radioactivity. Our developments have already resulted in a long list of innovative and forward-looking applications for the medical world, industry and the energy sector. We are renowned for our expertise world-wide.

Hotlab Manager (m/f)

Job description

The hotlab manager takes responsability for the :
  • Safe and good operation of the NMS (hot)labs
  • Alignment of the hot lab management approaches in both hotlab locations with respect for the individual characteristics of the labs and their activities
  • Assuring the know-how and flexibility in hot lab/cell operation, maintenance, modification, etc.
  • Strategic alignment of infrastructure investments with programmatic objectives of the infrastructure funds and evolution of the user interests
  • Establishing long term investment and maintenance plans together with unit heads
  • Economic analysis of the hotlab internal operation with management of the cost model and optimisation of the costs
  • Optimisation of marketing and visibility of the hotlab capabilities
  • Asset and ageing management, licensing, safety reviews, interaction with safety authorities, …
  • Modernisation and quality enhancement of the operations
  • Personnel management in a multi-disciplinary team in order to achieve the objectives


  • a PhD in Science, Master's degree in Applied Sciences or equivalent;
  • experience in managing laboratories;
  • knowledge of a nuclear environment and its licensing processes;
  • driven by safety;
  • driven to achieve a high standard in analytical results;
  • service-oriented with attention to budgets and timing
  • analytical and synthetic thinking skills;
  • good communication skills and an ability to conduct international contacts with ease;
  • good people management skills and the ability to motivate when managing personnel;
  • good knowledge of Dutch, English and French.


  • A challenging and varied job;
  • Opportunities for self-development in an absorbing, international research environment;
  • Extensive training opportunities within and outside your area of expertise;
  • An attractive remuneration package with non-statutory benefits;
  • Located in wooded area to ensure you a traffic jam free environment.
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  • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
  • At least 5 years experience
  • Dutch, English, French


  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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