Hotlab Manager (m/f)

Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)

  • Belgium
  • €Excellent
  • Research facilities
  • Closing date 15 Feb 2019

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 Hotlab Manager (m/f)


Job description: 


SCK•CEN is one of the largest research institutions in Belgium. Every day, more than 700 employees dedicate themselves to developing peaceful applications of radioactivity. Our developments have already resulted in a long list of innovative and forward-looking applications for the medical world, industry and the energy sector. We are renowned for our expertise world-wide. 


The hotlab manager takes responsability for the:

  • Safe and good operation of the NMS (hot)labs; 
  • Alignment of the hot lab management approaches in both hotlab locations with respect for the individual characteristics of the labs and their activities; 
  • Assuring the know-how and flexibility in hot lab/cell operation, maintenance, modification, etc.; 
  • Strategic alignment of infrastructure investments with programmatic objectives of the infrastructure funds and evolution of the user interests; 
  • Establishing long term investment and maintenance plans together with unit heads; 
  • Economic analysis of the hotlab internal operation with management of the cost model and optimisation of the costs; 
  • Optimisation of marketing and visibility of the hotlab capabilities; 
  • Asset and ageing management, licensing, safety reviews, interaction with safety authorities
  • Modernisation and quality enhancement of the operations; 
  • Personnel management in a multi-disciplinary team in order to achieve the objectives. 


  • a PhD in Science, Master's degree in Applied Sciences or equivalent; 
  • experience in managing laboratories; 
  • knowledge of a nuclear environment and its licensing processes; 
  • driven by safety; 
  • driven to achieve a high standard in analytical results; 
  • service-oriented with attention to budgets and timing; 
  • analytical and synthetic thinking skills; 
  • good communication skills and an ability to conduct international contacts with ease; 
  • good people management skills and the ability to motivate when managing personnel; 
  • good knowledge of Dutch, English and French. 


  • A challenging and varied job; 
  • Opportunities for self-development in an absorbing, international research environment; 
  • Extensive training opportunities within and outside your area of expertise; 
  • An attractive remuneration package with non-statutory benefits; 
  • Located in wooded area to ensure you a traffic jam free environment. 

Please apply via our website and contact Maïté Rosez for more info +32 14 33 22 01. 

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