List of the vacant scientific research positions FLNP JINR.


General information

Reference: FLNP JINR-PostDoc-2021-08

Workplace : Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics JINR (FLNP JINR)
Date of publication : November 20th, 2021
Type of Contract : research fellow
Contract Period : 12 – 36 months taking into consideration the results achieved during the 12 months
Expected date of employment : June 1st 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : approximately 30000 USD gross per year payed in rubles. Final amount will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 13% income tax is applied in accordance with the RF regulations. Social package: see additional information bellow
Desired level of education: PhD
Experience required 2 to 5 years of postdoctoral experience.




The IBR-2 pulsed fast reactor can be rightly referred to as a record-breaking neutron source both as to the intensity of neutron flux in pulse and as to the engineering solutions allowing us to achieve it. IBR-2 is a fast-pulsed reactor with mechanical modulation of reactivity. A User Programme based on 14 instruments is established and scientists from about 25 countries already benefited of it. The mission of the research fellow is to be active participant in the operation of installation REGATA at the IBR-2 reactor, maintain the User Programme and to perform own scientific research using neutron activation analysis and low background gamma spectrometry.




Conducting scientific and methodological developments in the field of neutron activation analysis and low-background gamma spectrometry. Scientific research of ecological, geological and other types of samples under the guidance or as a responsible researcher. Participation in the implementation of the physics program of experiments carried out within the framework of the JINR topical plan. Writing proposals for the practical application of the results of scientific research and development. Drawing up reports and publications. Participation with reports at seminars, scientific meetings and conferences.




The candidate should have a PhD in Nuclear and Radiation Physics and proven experience on running experiments using neutron activation analysis and/or low background gamma spectrometry. General software knowledge and basic statistical skills. English proficiency.



Work Context

WORKPLACE: The job will develop in close collaboration with the Sector of Neutron Activation Analysis and Applied Research at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Department of Nuclear Physics. The research activities will be generally performed at the installation REGATA of the IBR-2 reactor and in Sector (measurements on low- background detector, spectra processing). The Sector’s total staff is 25 and includes 4 PhD. The Department’s total staff is 133.



Constraints and risks

The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to undertake international travel. During experiments shift work and working on weekends may be necessary. The experiments will be carried out at IBR-2 reactor whereby the necessary authorizations will be attributed following a yearly medical examination arranged by the laboratory.



Additional information

Applications should include a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, list of publications and at least two letters of reference forwarded to Dr. Otilia Ana Culicov This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before March 19 2022.

Social package offered by JINR:

  • The employer offers free health insurance covering medical services in the frame of the Russian compulsory medical insurance system.
  • The employer will pay no pension insurance.
  • The employer can offer accommodation in its own hostel and/or apartments (one-, two- or three-room flat depending on the number of family members) in the limits of availability and the laboratory can partly offset the rent expenses.
  • Half price access to the JINR Olympic-size swimming pool and preferential access to the sport infrastructure of JINR.



Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, remotely, or in person.