VTT Summer Internships 2019: Research Trainee, reactor physics (6061)


Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Nuclear safety

Application period: Friday, January 25, 2019 - Thursday, February 28, 2019

About us

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.
VTT – beyond the obvious. www.vttresearch.com

Do you want to join a young team working to re-define the way that the current and upcoming nuclear reactors are modelled? We are building a new Finnish computational framework for nuclear reactor analysis using state-of-the art approaches for modelling the relevant reactor physics, nuclear fuel behaviour and coolant flow phenomena.

With us you will be responsible for

We are looking for a research trainee to work on computational methodologies for our new nodal neutronics code Ants. Nodal codes are used as day-to-day analysis tools in the nuclear industry for modelling the behaviour of the reactor core. You may also be working with Serpent, a world renowned high-fidelity Monte Carlo neutronics tool developed at VTT in order to generate input data and reference solutions.

The results of the work can be reported also as a Bachelor’s thesis or a special assignment.

We expect you to have

We expect you to have at least 3 years of studies in a relevant field (e.g. physics or mathematics) complemented with basic programming skills including at least some experience on compiled programming languages.

As a person you are

You are self-driven and able to work independently. You are willing to learn new things and have good problem-solving skills.

We offer

At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our people is the core of the next generation VTT. Our personnel’s wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. We offer versatile, independent and challenging tasks and the needed support and coaching.

We offer a great opportunity to develop technological competences in nuclear safety together with VTT´s top experts. The work on the future Finnish reactor analysis framework has recently started and we want you to be a part of it.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Project manager Ville Valtavirta, +358 40 161 3839, ville.valtavirta@vtt.fi

VTT is participating as a responsible employer in The Responsible Summer Job 2019 campaign. As a responsible employer, we commit ourselves to the principles of responsible summer job. Please read more from https://kesaduuni.org/responsible-summer-job/.

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