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MYRRHA, a world first in many ways

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) is actively working on designing and building this multifunctional research installation in Mol. MYRRHA is the very first prototype in the world of a nuclear reactor, driven by a particle accelerator with a significant thermal output. Discover what MYRRHA is all about and how you can contribute to this future-oriented challenge.

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Safe, efficient and waste-reducing

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It is vitally important to ensure that an innovative research installation can be operated safely. MYRRHA's Accelerator Driven System has two major advantages:

  • Nuclear reactions can be easily and safely controlled
  • The volume of radioactive waste will be reduced considerably

Radioisotopes for the world

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Our world is seriously in need of medical radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating a number of diseases, such as cancer:

  • MYRRHA will meet increasing demand
  • MYRRHA will guarantee global supply

Materials and fuels for new reactors

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MYRRHA is designed to to take over and extend the role of an existing reactor that is playing a major role in international research.

  • MYRRHA is building on the past
  • MYRRHA will enable the execution of smart irradiation tests

Come and work at MYRRHA

Would you like to be part of making this innovative and challenging research installation a reality? We need bright people with a scientific, operational and international background who are full of enthusiasm and who believe in the future of what we are doing. Join the MYRRHA team!

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U.S. Department of Energy to investigate closer cooperation with MYRRHA


The Director of Office of Science within the U.S. Department of Energy, Chris Fall, has visited SCK CEN today to discuss cooperation opportunities and in particular to be informed on the progress on the MYRRHA project and a possible partnership. As a result, the Office of Science and the MYRRHA team will investigate closer cooperation between MYRRHA and the Office’s national nuclear research laboratories.

Call to PhD students and postdoc researchers


Candidate PhD students or postdoc researchers had until 25 March 2020 to apply for one of the six MYRRHA related PhD topics or three postdoc positions that are available via the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre’s Academy this year. For several past students, this advanced study proved to be an entry to a permanent position with one of the most challenging global nuclear research projects.

Interested PhD candidates should click here for more information. Postdoc researchers should click here.


ESFRI delegation visit MYRRHA


Twelve delegates from ESFRI, European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, visited MYRRHA to obtain first-hand information on the large research infrastructure and discover its contribution to European society in many fields.


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