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Post-Doctoral Researcher at UNIST CORE

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Field of Research Nuclear Power > Nuclear Reactor Core
Field of Recruitment Reactor Physics, Thermal Hydraulics, Fuel Performance Code, Reactor Design and Analysis
Number of Vacancies 1 persons
Recruitment Process Doctorate
Experience Junior
Annual Salary Below \50,000,000
Location Total, Ulsan
Work Hours 09:00 ~ 18:00


EMPLOYER: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)

LOCATION: Ulsan, South Korea

DISCIPLINES: nuclear reactor physics, thermal-hydraulics, nuclear fuel performance, code

development, verification and validation, advanced nuclear reactor design

DURATION: 12 months (renewable)

TO APPLY: contact electronically Professor Deokjung LEE (


The UNIST CORE research group is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to bolster its advanced

research in the field of nuclear science and technology. Range of tasks include:

- developing new methodologies / implement new features for the state-of-the-art simulation

codes (MCS, STREAM and/or RAST-K) maintained by UNIST CORE;

- applying BEPU, SAUQ to UNIST codes for steady-state and transient analyses of nuclear reactor


- conducting the verification and validation studies for the multi-physics simulation tools

maintained by UNIST CORE (Monte Carlo, deterministic, thermal-hydraulic and/or fuel

performance codes);

- conducting the criticality and shielding analysis of nuclear reactor systems, fuel storage facilities

and/or fuel transport cask;

- conducting the design study of innovative nuclear reactors (small modular reactor, ultra-long-

cycle fast reactor, accident-tolerant fuel design, new burnable absorbers, etc.);

- publishing your research work in high-impact peer-reviewed journals (Q1 in category “nuclear

Science and Technology);

- presenting your research work in internationally-renowned conferences in the field of nuclear

engineering and technology (M&C, PHYSOR, RPHA, ICAPP, BEPU, ANS, KNS, etc.);

- acting as a mentor/supervisor for the interns and students of the laboratory.

Your profile:

- you have a PhD degree obtained less than 5 years ago, preferably in physics and/or engineering

with experience in reactor physics;

- you have knowledge/experience with reactor physics methods and nuclear reactor simulation

codes; additional knowledge about machine learning and artificial intelligence is highly


- you are literate in Linux computer systems and you have good programming skills;

- you are fluent in English, both orally and in academic writing;

- you are focused on quality, enthusiastic and inquisitive;

- you are a structured and organized team player; you regularly report your work progress with

your team leader and other team members;

- your presence in the laboratory broadens and deepens the knowledge and quality of the research

conducted at UNIST CORE;

- you are good at developing and maintaining an international network in your field of knowledge.


Condition of employment:

- 40 working hour per week with 2 weeks of paid holiday per year;

- Healthcare

- Travel expenses and mobility budget for business trips

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Recruiting Officer Information

Career Experience
Person in Charge Deokjung Lee Contact Information 8252-217-9240 E-mail