Research Assistant/Associate in Monte Carlo Radiation Transport and Reactor
Analysis (Fixed Term)
We are looking for an adventurous and talented researcher to fill a
postdoctoral position as part of the recently awarded £7.3M EPSRC programme
grant, MaThRad (Mathematical Theory of Radiation Transport). This five-year
interdisciplinary programme of research will use modern mathematical methods
from probability theory, advanced Monte Carlo methods and inverse problems to
develop novel approaches to the theory and application of radiation transport.
Radiation transport lies at the heart of how we design, regulate and operate
some of the most important technologies for the 21st Century. These include:
building new reactors (fission and fusion) and, de-commissioning old
medical radiation therapy
establishing novel space technologies
MaThRad will pursue an interactive exploration of foundational, translational
and application-driven research; developing predictive mathematical models
with quantifiable accuracy and software prototypes, ready for real-world
implementation in the energy, health care and space exploration nuclear
industries. This programme grant presents a unique opportunity for
postdoctoral researchers breaking scientific and mathematical boundaries.
This position includes the possibility to undertake an academic or industrial
placement with one of our 26 partners. Among others, partners include, but are
not restricted to: MIT, Tsinghua University, EPFL, Jacobs, NHS trusts
including UCLH, NASA, CEA, EDF Energy, Rolls Royce, CCFE.
The successful candidate must have or be close to obtaining a PhD in Physics
or Nuclear Engineering, preferably in the fields of Reactor Physics and
Radiation Transport Modelling Methods. They should have a strong mathematical
foundation in Monte Carlo methods, proven ability of their application,
demonstrated software development skills and an ability to work in a team.
Applicants with a related background should provide evidence of their
Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those
who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at
Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the
PhD has been awarded.
Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £27,116-£31,406, Research Associate:
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 42 months in the first
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HR7 Monte Carlo Radiation Transport and Reactor Analysis
Department of Engineering, Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
1 September 2022
7 October 2022