PhD Studentships

The University of Manchester


The Centre for Innovative Nuclear Decommissioning (CINDe) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and Cumbria with Sellafield Ltd and the National Nuclear Laboratory. Its mission is to innovate and deliver future engineering leaders, supporting the UK’s nuclear decommissioning programme in west Cumbria, i.e. Sellafield.

The centre is located at the National Nuclear Laboratory’s state-of-the-art facilities
in Workington, Cumbria, which is on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Graduate studentships, leading to a Ph.D., are available across a diverse range of engineering and scientific disciplines, with opportunities for Graduates in Mechanical, Materials, Electrical and Chemical Engineering or Scientific related disciplines.

All Ph.D. students will
 be embedded within a combined industry/academic team and focus on innovative projects addressing complex challenges, such as the development of robotic systems, sensing and instrumentation, fluid flow and decontamination processes.

We welcome applications from graduates who have,
 or expect to obtain, a good engineering degree (first class or upper second). To 
be eligible for a studentship, you must be a UK citizen or 
a European Union national. Sellafield, with an ageing demographic, is currently spending around £2bn a year and has a programme that lasts in excess of 100 years that will provide opportunities and challenges for high quality engineers for many years to come.

If you are interested in applying for any of the available PhD studentships please contact us at The closing date for applications is 10th February 2018 with interviews taking place in Workington, Cumbria on 20th February 2018.

The nature of this programme means that we must comply with the Government's protective security procedures. That means that all students will be subject to a base line standard security check.

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