Instrument Scientist for Irradiation and Neutron Activation Analysis – TU Delft – Delft

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TU Delft

Job description

As an Instrument Scientist at the TU Delft Reactor Institute, you will be the vital link between our facilities and researchers of Dutch and international universities and research institutes. You will be responsible for the optimal scientific use of our reactor for radiation-based research, as well as our Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) lab. Every day will be different as you support research, ranging from targeted radionuclide-based treatment of tumors to the investigation of materials suitable for nuclear applications such as new nuclear reactors.

You will be responsible for training and supporting MSc and PhD students and researchers, as well as assisting users with data analysis and discussing their findings. Additionally, you will take the lead in continuously developing our irradiation facilities, collaborating closely with our reactor development group and university research groups. Your role will also involve promoting the utilization of our nuclear facilities, establishing national and international networks. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies, you will identify research opportunities, inspire research partners to adopt your ideas, and secure funding for joint projects, which you will manage. At the TU Delft Reactor Institute you will join a highly motivated team of technicians and scientists. To help us increase our scientific outreach, you will speak at national and international conferences, organize workshops and write scientific publications. Fostering an approachable and friendly culture, we share knowledge and bounce off ideas to create the best possible solutions in a safe environment. Plus, you’ll receive all the necessary training and support to excel in your expert role within our welcoming environment.


  • You hold a PhD in life science, engineering, physics, chemistry or another relevant field.
  • You have extensive experience in gamma-ray spectroscopy and in-depth knowledge of, or a keen interest in, its application in radiation-based research and neutron activation analysis.
  • You will utilize your communication and social skills to interact effectively with users and technicians alike, demonstrating the ability to get target audiences on board with your ideas and proposals.
  • You are highly motivated to help develop and optimize our facilities, and are able to initiate and manage joint projects.
  • You enjoy building and maintaining a network of potential users, focusing on strengthening their research capabilities and meeting today’s and future research needs.
  • You are prepared to undergo a security screening to obtain a Certificate of No Objection issued by AIVD (the Dutch General Information and Security Service).
  • You have a good command of English as you will be working in an international community and supporting students and researchers from across the globe.  

Conditions of employment

  • A salary based on scale 11 of the collective agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities between € 4.332,00 and € 5.929,00 gross per month, plus an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • An excellent pension scheme at ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Health insurance discounts.
  • A flexible working week.
  • 232 hours of annual leave (based on a 38-hour working week). Your individual choice budget allows you to buy additional hours, or sell surplus hours.
  • An extensive education and training offering.
  • Partially paid parental leave.
  • Access to our Health Coach Programme stimulating healthy working and vitality.

TU Delft

Read more about working at TU Delft.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

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The TU Delft| Reactor Institute is the Dutch knowledge center for nuclear technology and radiation-related research and education. It manages a unique research reactor (2.3 MW), irradiation facilities and radiation-related research instruments. The TU Delft |Reactor Institute facilitates researchers and users of various research disciplines. Its research focuses mainly on materials for energy conversion and storage, and health technology for imaging, diagnosis and therapy with radionuclides and protons. It provides education to students from various programs within TU Delft, and professionals.

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