Plasma Diagnostician – Optical and Electronic Sensors (DIAG008)

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

The role

The role is the management of the design, research and development (R&D) and procurement activities of spectroscopy diagnostics and experimental data analysis.  To assist in the design and maintenance of other plasma diagnostic systems.  Design, operation and exploration of optical and electronic instrumentation.  The candidate will assure that the spectroscopy design is completed to meet the functional, safety and quality requirements as specified by the project.  This will include ensuring storage of raw data in an MDS+ repository. The role may also involve the analysis of raw data to produce higher level parametric data of interest to physics studies (eg electron/ion density/temperature profiles)

Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the R&D, specification, procurement, installation, commissioning and maintenance of assigned diagnostic systems
  • Assist in the design and interfaces to data acquisition and other systems
  • Work in close collaboration with the design office through the design phase, leading jointly to procurement and installation
  • Take part in experimental campaigns ensuring diagnostics are available and operating correctly.
  • May be requested to be part of any of the project’s teams dealing with any of the activities above and perform other duties upon management requests
  • Interacts regularly with others in the Diagnostics group and the design office.
  • Acts as primary point of contact for certain diagnostics instruments (eg Interferometer, NPA, bolometers)
  • Take responsibility for regular calibration and updates of the calibration data for other systems such as data acquision and plasma control systems
  • Perform analysis of the experimental data delivered by the diagnostic instruments

Hazard-specific / Safety-critical duties

This job may include the following hazards or safety-critical activities

  • Working at height (ladders)
  • Driving on Company business
  • Working with ionising radiation (Occasional use of calibration sources)
  • Occasional manual handling
  • Working in the vicinity of equipment that produces high magnetic fields
  • Working with materials that are managed under the control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH)

Essential selection criteria

  • At least a PhD degree in Physics involving the use of instrumentation
  • Knowledge of optics and electronic instruments for making high accuracy measurements.
  • Experience in design and development in experimental physics
  • Experience in maintenance and calibration of diagnostic/measuring instruments
  • Experience in analysis of plasma diagnostics data
  • Ability to work on own initiative or in a team and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Programming in Python, MatLab, C++ or similar

Desirable selection criteria

  • Knowledge of the design and use of Optical systems, Bolometers and/or Neutral Particle analysers
  • Experience in high power experimental systems would be advantageous
  • Good understanding of the impact of random and systematic errors in measurement
  • Experience in fusion related technologies such as Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) would be advantageous
  • Linux based acquisition systems
  • Good communication skills
  • MS office (word, excel, powerpoint, outlook)

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
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.  If you do not hear back from us within 10 days of submitting, your application then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.  However, we 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.

How to apply

If you are passionate about accelerating the development of fusion power and want to join our dynamic team, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing your experience to bond@tokamakenergy.co.uk.

Important information for candidates

Pre-employment screening

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references.

Data privacy

Please note that any personal data submitted to Tokamak Energy as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation, for more information regarding GDPR please see:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation

Equality of opportunity

Entry into employment with the Tokamak Energy and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


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