The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is inviting applications for a PhD position in Interaction Chemistry between Fission Products and Lead/Lead-Bismuth Eutectic Coolant.

About the position:
  • The goal of this PhD will be to improve the understanding of the very poorly known chemistry of the interaction between lead and lead-bismuth eutectic coolant, fuel and key fission products, in particular the conditions required for the formation of ternary and quaternary phases, their thermal stability and thermodynamic properties, which is essential for the safety assessment of the reactor during operation and accidental conditions.
  • This PhD position involves a close collaboration between the Department of Radiation Science and Technology (RST) of TU Delft and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Karlsruhe (JRC Karlsruhe).


  • Candidate must hold a master degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Applied Science or a related field.
  • Candidate should have an affinity for multidisciplinary fields of research and a hands-on attitude towards experimental work. Computer skills in simulation and modeling are also desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, including good written and spoken English, as well as the ability to conduct independent scientific work are required.
  • Fluency in English is essential.


Application to be sent to Mrs Trudy Beentjes, secretary, including letter of motivation, CV and academic transcript with bachelor and master grades.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Chemistry, Materials Science, Applied Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Master’s degree
Deadline 15 October 2020

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