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Onderzoeksingenieur Robotica

SCK-CEN | Mol | Permanent, Full-time

Published on 8 days ago

At SCK•CEN, every day, more than 700 employees dedicate themselves to developing peaceful applications of radioactivity. We are renowned for our expertise world-wide.

MYRRHA is one of SCK•CEN’s major projects for the future. As a new multi-purpose research facility, MYRRHA will pave the way towards transmutation of nuclear waste, production of new medical radio-isotopes, fundamental research in physics and safer nuclear reactors. Specific to MYRRHA is the use of liquid lead-bismuth as primary reactor coolant.

Onderzoeksingenieur Robotica

Job description

“Do you want to take part in the next generation of nuclear research? Then join the MYRRHA R&D team !”

You will build upon our in-house knowledge to develop new technologies in support of the design and licensing of MYRRHA. Supported by an experienced team of researchers and technicians, you will focus on robotics and remote handling inside the liquid metal coolant.

You will investigate how robotics components behave in liquid metal and demonstrate that the remote handling system performs as specified. To do so, you will:

  • Interact with designers and safety analysts to define research programs
  • Design and commission new experimental facilities to support your research
  • Execute experimental campaigns, analyze, verify and report your results

Your research takes place in an international environment: you will work in collaboration with other teams at SCK•CEN, at research institutes and universities and within European and international research programs.


  • You have a Master degree or higher in mechanical engineering or materials science.
  • You are experienced with tribology and wear, the design and commissioning of technological facilities and/or the execution of experimental programs.
  • You have good communication skills, enabling you to operate within a multidisciplinary and international team.
  • You have good knowledge of information technology applications for technical/scientific purposes.
  • You are fluent in English, both for daily communications and for internal and international reporting.


Do you want to set new standards and contribute to the construction of the research infrastructure for the future? Do you want to work in a wooded, green area that you can get to without getting stuck in traffic jams? Do you want to work with outstanding scientists and driven colleagues in an international context?  Then apply quickly!


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  • Function type: Project leader R&D
  • Sector: Science and Research
  • Mol (location)
  • All jobs at SCK-CEN


  • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
  • At least 2 years experience
  • Dutch, French, English


  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Group insurance
  • Meal vouchers
  • Laptop

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