Invitation to apply for last Ph.D. studentships in new reactor technologies at the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ)

On the 12th of February 2019 the National Centre for Nuclear Research announces the further round of applications for doctoral studies in reactor physics within the framework of the project “New reactor concepts and safety analyses for the Polish Nuclear Energy Program” POWR.03.02.00-00.I005/17. The project is devoted to the research in the new high temperature reactor technologies: HTGR – High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor and DFR – Dual Fluid Reactor, which were indicated in the report of the Polish Ministry of Energy Committee for Deployment of High Temperature Reactors. The studies cover all the aspects of these Generation IV reactors such as the design, the neutronics and reactor physics, the heat processes as well as the safety analyses.

All the candidates with both science and engineering undergraduate degrees are welcome to apply though a very strong educational background is expected from the candidates. Preference will be given to the candidates with a very good undergraduate studies score, some research record, and with some previous experience in high temperature reactors. The full information on the project and on the admission criteria are announced on the webpage of the project: and of the general NCBJ doctoral studies:

The studies cover 16 topical lecture courses devoted to new reactor technologies. Each student has an opportunity to pay a month visit in a renowned worldwide research institution performing the research in the field. The topical summer school on the new reactor technologies is to be organized. Successful candidates are offered a monthly grant of 1900 PLN exclusively from the project on top of the regular stipend of 2200 PLN offered for every Ph.D. student at NCBJ.

In order to apply the candidates should provide the following documents: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Academic transcripts (scanned); 4) Thesis; 5) University degree; 6) List of publications and patents; 6) List of attended conferences, projects, internships, and other scientific activity including high temperature reactors experience. Besides, each candidate should arrange a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Mariusz Dąbrowski.

The deadline for applications is 25th of March 2019, 10.00 CET. The applications can be sent by email on the addresses below or by post onto the address: Sekretariat UZ3, Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych, Andrzeja Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock, Poland. The exams will start on 8th of April 2019. The results will be announced on the 15th of April 2019. An exact date to start the studies will be set on individual basis.


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