FAQ

  1. Can I find employment at the JRC?
    30/04/2014

    The JRC employs some 2750 staff and has an active policy of attracting bright and able scientists. Staffs come from throughout the EU, and from the applicant countries, bringing their skills and talents to help resolve current scientific issues. Major advantages are offered by the scientific and cultural diversity in the JRC's multidisciplinary Institutes and cross-Institute scientific collaboration on focused actions. There are various opportunities to work and train with the JRC, which range from permanent appointments to fellowships for young researchers and senior scientists (see the jobs section). There are also possibilities for short and long-term collaboration with the JRC.

  2. What type of work are you involved in the cancer therapy research?
    30/04/2014

    The cancer research program at JRC-ITU focuses on all stages of developing targeted alpha therapy (TAT) from bench to bedside, including the development of innovative methods for the production of alpha emitters, pre-clinical studies in vitro and in vivo, as well as conducting clinical trials in collaboration with hospitals in Europe and world-wide.

    Institutes: ITU
    Keywords: nuclear, actinide, cancer, citizen, collaboration, health, innovation, microbiology
  3. How can the Atomic Detectives' work answer to a forensic case?
    30/04/2014

    Recognised as a centre of excellence by national and international policing bodies, JRC-ITU has developed various methods that allow identification of the origin of intercepted material and the probable intended application. This needs to be done in a prompt manner, with first results available to be delivered to the appropriate authorities within 24 hours of a sample first arriving.

    Institutes: ITU
    Keywords: nuclear, citizen, collaboration, fuel, safeguards, security, surveillance, transport
  4. How many Safeguards samples are analysed yearly at JRC-ITU?
    30/04/2014

    Under the Euratom Treaty, the European Commission, through the Directorate General for Energy, has the duty to assure that the nuclear material is only used for declared, peaceful purposes. In order to verify the flow of nuclear material, analyses are carried out at the JRC-ITU labs. In addition, analytical on-site laboratories at the two largest European reprocessing plants were set up by the JRC-ITU, an average of 1000 sample's are analysed per year.

    At international level, the European Commission also cooperates with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the control of nuclear materials and facilities in order to avoid proliferation or diversion. In this area, JRC-ITU analyses 100 environmental samples (particles on cotton swipes) per year, supporting both Euratom and IAEA requests.

    Institutes: ITU
    Keywords: nuclear, citizen, collaboration, fuel, remote sensing, safeguards, security, surveillance, transport
  5. How many forensic cases have been analysed at JRC-ITU?
    30/04/2014

    In the last 20 years JRC-ITU has been analysing almost 50 cases of confiscated nuclear or radioactive materials.

    Institutes: ITU
    Keywords: nuclear, citizen, collaboration, safeguards, security, surveillance, transport
  6. At what age is it possible to visit the JRC-ITU laboratories?
    30/04/2014

    To visit the laboratories, all visitors must be at least 18 years old - However the entire site has an access restriction for those under the age of 18. This is in line with German Radio Protection Law.

    Institutes: ITU
    Keywords: nuclear, facility, citizen, infrastructure
  7. Is the Karlsruhe nuclide chart available on-line?
    30/04/2014

    Yes, since January 2012 the management of the nuclide chart has been licensed to Nucleonica GmbH – this company provides many online tools for analysing and interacting with the nuclide chart online.

    Institutes: ITU
    Keywords: nuclear, fuel, actinide, reference data, R&D
  8. How to apply for a Grant Holder position at JRC-ITU?
    30/04/2014

    All job vacancies (including Grantholders) are advertised on a central webpage at the JRC, here you can browse institute specific roles and apply, you can also look specifically on the ESRA website which deals with the application process, it too lists the vacancies however they can be filtered by institute.

    Institutes: ITU
    Keywords: jobs
  9. Are there studies on intermediate and long term storage of nuclear waste available and can we use your scientific findings?
    30/04/2014

    All studies and research, including our findings, on intermediate and long term storage are typically published in peer review journals and therefore publicly accessible.

    Institutes: ITU
    Keywords: nuclear, waste, safety, sustainability, environment, reference data, research
  10. Do you provide instructions how to perform PCR?
    30/04/2014

    Event-specific detection methods submitted under the provision of Art. 47 of Regulation EC 1829/2003 and their validation reports are accessible on the web site of the EURL for GM food and feed (EURL-GMFF) under the section "Status of dossiers". Detection methods used during the certification of a GMO reference material are listed in the certification report.

    Institutes: IRMM
    Keywords: GMO, reference material, measurement, quality, standard