SCK-CEN Chair "Prof Roger Van Geen"

Objective

On the initiative of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN, the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) will grant in 2017 the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” 2017.

Features

The recipient of the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen”will be awarded 12.500 EURO

The recipient of the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” is expected to give an introduction lecture during one of the SCK•CEN events as well as a series of lectures at graduate level for students of the Belgian Nuclear Engineering Network (BNEN, see http://bnen.sckcen.be/), SCK•CEN researchers as well as the Belgian nuclear community in general. The series of lectures will be organised in interaction with the SCK•CEN academy. All related costs will be reimbursed.

The research for the Chair should be a substantial and original contribution in the field of nuclear energy and/or nuclear radiation. Both technically oriented research and socio-economic types of research related to the field of nuclear research or technology can be considered; possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • nuclear engineering sciences;
  • radiation protection;
  • material sciences;
  • radioactive waste management;
  • dismantling and decontamination;
  • nuclear emergency planning;
  • radiobiology and radioecology;
  • microbiology;
  • medical or industrial applications of radiation;
  • sustainability studies.

Profile and conditions

The SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” is awarded to a top level scientist in the research of nuclear energy and/or nuclear radiation. Candidates should be affiliated to a recognized research institute or university on postdoctoral level or upwards; the Chair is open to applicants worldwide. 

The selection criteria are:

  • Scientific quality of the research in fundamental or applied aspects of nuclear sciences during the research career;

  • a proven track record of education in this field;

  • existing or potential collaborations with nuclear research at SCK•CEN are an advantage.

Procedure

Candidates for the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” have to be nominated by a senior scientist who is not affiliated to the SCK•CEN Scientific Council; a letter of recommendation by the nominator is to be added to the nomination form.

The nomination file, written in English, has to be submitted on May 15, 2017 at the latest to the address prijzen@fwo.be.

The following documents are requested:

  • the nomination form;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae, including a list of publications of the candidate who is nominated;
  • a letter of recommendation by the senior scientist who nominates the candidate. The nominator cannot be affiliated to the SCK•CEN Scientific Council.

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