Vacancy No. 283/2024

Engineer specialising in mechanical or nuclear engineering or physicist (f/m/d)

Job description
  • Neutronics design and optimisation analyses
    • Model construction with CAD software (SpaceClaim) and conversion software (McCad, SuperMC) for Monte Carlo transport codes
    • High-resolution 3D radiation transport simulations, neutronics calculations, inventory and activation analyses for fusion and accelerator applications
    • Documentation, presentation and publication of results
  • Development work on CAD-based simulation and analysis tools for radiation-induced processes
    • Further development, maintenance and user support for tools developed in-house for Monte Carlo transport simulations and activation analyses
    • Identification of innovative simulation approaches and definition and co-ordination of corresponding research work.
Personal qualification
  • Engineering degree in mechanical or nuclear engineering (Master) or university degree in physics (Master)
  • Several years of professional experience in nuclear analysis (neutronics, activation, shielding) and design of nuclear fusion plants
  • Excellent knowledge of Monte Carlo methods for CAD-based neutronics modelling of accelerator and nuclear fusion facilities, neutronics and activation tools
  • Sound knowledge of software development for scientific applications (C/C++, Python,
  • Basic knowledge of materials science, neutron diagnostics, nuclear physics, experience with modern software environments, machine learning and AI methods and tools as well as mathematical methods of computer graphics and CAD modelling are desirable
  • Very good written and spoken English, strong communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Project experience in an international environment and good German language skills are highly desirable.

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology (INR)

Starting date

ab sofort / as soon as possible

Contract duration

3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Mr. Dr. Dieter Leichtle, phone +49 721 608-22484.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 283/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Ratzel
phone: +49 721 608-25544,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.