The Company's mission is to transform the way the world generates power by creating a clean, safe and sustainable source of energy for current and future generations. Their innovative approach to fusion is based on two emerging technologies: spherical tokamaks (STs) and high-field magnets made from high temperature superconductors (HTS).
Combining these two technologies enables efficient fusion power production in devices much smaller than previously thought possible. To demonstrate this revolutionary technology, they're currently operating the world's first high field spherical tokamak, ST40; designing and building increasingly powerful high-field HTS magnets; and designing a large scale HTS tokamak, ST-F1, that will be the first device to demonstrate the viability of fusion power.
As a result they're looking for a talented and motivated scientist to join the physics team and conduct research into runaway electron physics in high field spherical tokamaks. The role will involve using experimental results and modelling tools to study runaways on ST40 as well as contributing to the design of disruption mitigation and runaway avoidance/mitigation techniques for future devices.
In addition to studying runaway physics this role will also include supporting ST40 experimental operations and data analysis. This may include being responsible for analysis of one or more diagnostic systems; developing integrated analysis methods to combine data from multiple systems; and planning and carrying out experiments on ST40 to advance the high field ST physics basis.
Develop in-house runaway modelling capabilities and perform simulations for ST40 and future devices
Contribute to runaway electron physics research on ST40
Contribute to experimental data analysis of ST40 diagnostics relevant to runaway electrons
Developing and performing analysis for one or more of the ST40 diagnostics systems
Developing and performing integrated analysis methods to combine data from multiple diagnostic systems
Report findings at internal meetings, conferences and in peer-reviewed journals
Coordinate and contribute to relevant collaborations
Hazard-specific / Safety-critical duties
This job includes the following hazards or safety-critical activities which will require successful pre-employment health screening through their Occupational Health Service before the successful candidate will be allowed to start work:
Driving on Company business
Travel outside of Europe or North America on company business
PhD in relevant field of physics or closely related equivalent experience
Expertise in runaway electron modelling
Proven ability to work in a research environment
Ability to develop new and existing collaborations
Ability to contribute effectively in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists
Willingness to learn and adopt new techniques and technologies
Experience of experimental tokamak research
25 Days Holiday, pro rata (plus bank holidays)
Company Pension scheme
Eligible for company share option scheme after 1 years' service
Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performance
Private medical insurance after 3 months' service
Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back from them within 10 days of submitting, your application then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. However, they may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.
No terminology in the advert or job description is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.
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Candidates with experience of: Graduate, Nuclear Physicist, PHD Graduate, Nuclear Scientist, Plasma Scientist, Research Scientist may also be considered for the role.
Advert Start Date: 17/07/2020 End Date: 17/08/2020