Post no.

ESR 10


36 months

Work package

WP1, D1.4: New shielded packaging container for nuclear medicine isotopes

Recruiting partner

Lemer Pax, France


Develop a new type B certified shipping container dedicated to transport new isotopes issued from CERN-MEDICIS project and work on mass separation process for new isotopes production.

Expected results

The student will work on mass separation as well as on the design of a new type B container to accommodate these isotopes. • Identification of the typical isotopes (149,152,155,161Tb, 177Lu, 47, 48,49Sc, etc.) produced by the mass separation process • Participation to the data collection in ISOLDE / MEDICIS experiments • Study of off-line mass separation process for alpha emitter 210/211At produced with an alpha beam • Study of the European regulation for the safe transport of radioactive material (IAEA SSR-6) and identification of shipment threshold activities for the identified isotopes • Radioprotection study and calculation of protection thickness through Monte-Carlo simulations • Study of an innovative system aiming to directly transfer the isotopes from the MEDICIS mass separator into the shipping container • Design of prototype including thermal and Mechanical resistance studies • Preparation of type B homologation dossier

Enrolment for PhD at

SUBATECH Nantes, France

Planned secondment(s)

ILL, France – 3 months – Dr U. Koester, validation of principle

CERN – 3 months – Dr J. Vollaire (Radiation Protection), Monte-Carlo simulations

Deadline for applications is midnight (Geneva time) 2nd August 2015. Apply here

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