Recruitment for PhD proposals at the IRSN laboratories for the 2018 academic year has started !

If a research subject proposed by the IRSN interests you and corresponds to your profile (see word document below), you must contact the tutor of the thesis by email, by sending him a CV and a letter of application.

PhD proposals IRSN 2018

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The first Annual Meeting of TERRITORIES has started today in Munich!

The first annual meeting of the European project TERRITORIES has started today in Munich, at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS).

The five members of the TERRITORIES Steering Committee are participating in the meeting, together with more than 30 researchers involved in the project.

The progress done during the first year of TERRITORIES, together with the work plan for the next year will be presented among today and tomorrow.

If you are interested in TERRITORIES project work, you can find more information in its webpage at



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Several topics available to make the PhD Thesis at SCK•CEN

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) has multiple PhD topics available and is looking for interested candidates. Within the unit Biosphere Impact Studies of the institute Environment, Health and Safety, four topics are available:

Topic 1: Linking naturally occurring radionuclide mobility and soil-to-plant transfer with soil characteristics in order to reduce uncertainties in environmental impact assessments. Contact person: Nathalie Vanhoudt (

Topic 2: Do plants adapt to chronic low-dose gamma exposure? A mechanistic study comparing plants exposed under field and lab conditions on (epi) genetic, biochemical and population level. Contact person: Nele Horemans (

Topic 3: Model development for the assessment of the impact of accidental and routine radioactive releases in the Meuse-Scheldt aquatic system. Contact person: Lieve Sweeck (

Topic 4: Unravelling uranium uptake mechanisms in Arabidopsis thaliana. Contact person: Eline Saenen (

An overview of the available topics for all the scientific institutes can be found through the following link:


Open Information and Networking Day of the European Radiation Protection Research Platforms

The European Radiation Protection Research Platforms ALLIANCE, EURADOS, EURAMED, MELODI and NERIS are jointly planning an open information and networking day related to the EURATOM Call NFRP-2018-8 on February 20th, 2018 in Munich, at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection sited in Ingolstaedter Landstr. 1, 85764 Oberschleissheim, Germany.

The participation is free, but you have to register. The registration form is available in the pdf document:


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European training in Radiation Research: InterRad

A two week course on Interdisciplinary Radiation Research will take place at BfS (Oberschleissheim Germany) on 16th – 27th of April, 2018. This training course aims to introduce young researchers/new researchers in the radiation research field. Insights to physical, chemical, biological and epidemiological fundamentals in radiation research will be provided, integrated with interdisciplinary approaches like molecular epidemiology, biobanking, micro and nanodosimetry and a session on statistics.  There are no course fees and accommodation is free. Maximum number of participants is 12. The deadline to send the application is February 19, 2018.

More information in CONCERT_course_BfS_2018


Course on NORM in June 2018, organised by the Central Mining Institute (GIG, Poland)

The Central Mining Institute (GIG) of Poland has organized a course the days 4-22 of June 2018 in Katowice, Poland on NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) in work and the natural environment: Identification, exposure assessment, and the decision making process. The course is sponsored by CONCERT.

You can find all the information about the course in the Announcement. The deadline for registration is the 29th of December 2017.



Joint meeting CONFIDENCE-TERRITORIES next 25 of April in Dublin

On Wednesday 25 of April 2018, a joint meeting of the projects CONFIDENCE and TERRITORIES will take place in Dublin, to deal with the longer term consequences of an emergency.

The days 23 and 24 of April, CONFIDENCE will have its annual meeting in Dublin.

The days 25-27 of April will take place the 4th NERIS workshop “Adapting nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness, response and recovery to a changing world”, in Dublin. The first announcement is available at: