The UK government is committed to nuclear energy having an important role in delivering secure, low-carbon and affordable energy, with their new build programme and life extension of the existing fleet. However, a significant barrier to this vision is the nuclear legacy from past reactor programmes.
We present an opportunity for STEM graduates to be a part of an exciting new consortium in nuclear waste management and decommissioning – TRANSCEND. The consortium comprises key industry partners and leading academic researchers from 11 research intensive universities across the UK, to investigate various aspects of nuclear waste management, processing, decommissioning and site remediation.
TRANSCEND has been co-funded by the EPSRC and UK industry to specifically solve critical issues from past generations of nuclear power, providing a clean nuclear future. Therefore, we have project opportunities, covering important issues of slurry waste monitoring and simulation, as well as fuel drying based within the School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds.
A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (£4,327 in Session 2019/20), together with a maintenance grant (£15,009 in Session 2019/20) paid at standard Research Council rates.