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1 Apply for a PhD or post-doc position at SCKCEN Information and important practical guidelines

2 Belgian Nuclear Research Centre Research on peaceful applications of ionizing radiation Located in Mol, Belgium in a nutshell

3 Innovative and pioneering research Unique and advanced experimental facilities

4 Internationally renowned nuclear research About 700 collaborators and 65 PhD students 37 different nationalities

5 In the interests of maintaining a competent workforce in industry, healthcare, research and policy, and of transferring nuclear knowledge to the next generations, the SCKCEN Academy takes it as its mission to:  provide guidance for young researchers  organize academic courses and customized training for professionals  offer policy support with regard to education and training matters  care for critical-intellectual capacities for society mission

6 Get the best of both worlds Multidisciplinary research The ideal kickstart for your career Why choose SCKCEN for your PhD or post-doc research? : enjoy an internationally recognized research centre and stay in close contact with the academic world : profit from exchanges with your colleagues in other nuclear domains

7 How to prepare your application? 1 Check the new topics, published at the end of December on

8 How to prepare your application? 2 Gather reference letters From at least 2 scientific persons you have worked with, preferably known in the domain of the topic you apply for for PhD’s: 1 extra reference letter of the university promotor Ask early enough and aim high enough Ask someone you actually know Ask someone who actually knows you Use the SCKCEN Academy templates (available online) Letters must be duly signed

9 How to prepare your application? 3 Gather other documents Scan of diploma(s) Scan of passport or identity card Publication list

10 How to prepare your application? 4 Contact the SCKCEN mentor, he/she will provide: More information on the topic Contact details of the university promotor (in case of PhD) All necessary information to develop a high-quality application

11 How to apply? Fill out the form online Complete ALL fields (use intermediate save if necessary) Attach ALL requested documents MOTIVATE your decision for choosing SCKCEN Respect the deadline!! (files submitted after the deadline will not be taken into account) Intermediate save ≠ submit (once submitted, changes to your file are no longer possible) Applying for multiple topics is possible, but limited to 2

12 Selection on file Evaluation criteria: reference letters, student grades, completeness of the file, motivation, etc. You will be notified by Selection on oral presentation You will receive an invitation for an interview Dates are announced well in advance on alternative dates are not an option You will be notified by in June Evaluation procedure Step 1: Step 2:

13 Will be held at the SCKCEN Lakehouse, Boeretang 201, 2400 Mol, Belgium Webconferencing is possible in case you cannot be present in Mol The SCKCEN mentor and university promoter are present but will not help you with the questions during the interview The oral presentation

14 Good luck More information:


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