Plasma Operations Expert
Overview of Responsibilities
Who are we looking for?
The job holder could be involved in projects such as JET, STEP, ITER ot JT60-SA in the context of plasma operations. This can range from operating the tokamak, taking part in the design of experiments, or in the design of plasma control or protection systems.
What will you be responsible for?
– Define tokamak operations and ensure the safety of plasma operations
– Operate existing or future fusion devices
– Manage plasma operations
– Take part in scientific programmes
Shift work might be required, depending on the experience and training of the job holder.
Essential skills, experience and competence required
- PhD (or equivalent experience) in physics or fusion-related engineering field
- Expert knowledge and experience of tokamak operations.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Good team player with the ability to work effectively as part of a group
Desirable skills, experience and competence
- Good understanding of fusion physics
- Experience operating a tokamak in a control room role
- Experience in proposing, planning, and coordinating the execution of experiments as Scientific Coordinator
- Fluency in one or more programming languages (e.g., IDL/Python/Fortran)
What we offer
Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 25/02/2023. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
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