Divertor Physicist

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon
Salary: Competitive
Job type: Permanent

We are seeking a talented scientist to join our physics team and contribute to the design and optimisation of advanced divertors for ST40 and future devices. The role will involve: i) developing and assessing divertor concepts using a range of modelling tools, such as 2D plasma boundary codes; ii) performing experiments on ST40 and contributing to data analysis of diagnostics including Langmuir probes and IR cameras; iii) maintaining existing and creating new collaborations within the fusion community; and iv) presenting results at conferences and publishing in scientific journals.

Essential selection criteria

  • PhD in plasma physics or closely related equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a research environment or developing novel technologies
  • Ability to work efficiently on own initiative
  • Highly motivated to deliver against challenging objectives in a compressed timescale
  • Ability to contribute effectively in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists
  • Willingness to learn and adopt new techniques and technologies
  • Ability to effectively communicate results to both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Organised approach to tackling complex problems

Desirable selection criteria

  • Familiarity with tokamak/plasma modelling codes
  • Experience of programming languages such as MatLab/Python/C++ and Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Experimental data analysis experience
  • Publication history
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the wider fusion community

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eligible for company share option scheme after 1 years’ service
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependant on performance
  • Private medical insurance after 3 months service

Please submit your CV with a covering letter details your experience to careers@tokamakenergy.co.uk


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