- Deliver analysis in line with the divertor development plan related to the design, experimental validation, Physics integration and testing activities.
- Analyse the divertor system and plasma-facing components couple-field response.
- Define and analyse relevant testing activities in coordination with tokamak physics and engineering designers, as required for the next generation of fusion devices.
- Collaborate in the assessment and qualification of the performance of plasma-facing components to be installed inside the tokamak vacuum enclosure using molecular and viscous flow analysis techniques.
- Participate in the design of novel liquid metal tokamak components, monitoring internal and external analysis and qualification, both in laboratory and during tokamak operations.
- Manage analysis and assessment interfaces, liaising with physicists and engineers responsible for other tokamak systems’ R&D, power supplies, HTS magnet design and overall integration.
- Monitor external development on novel techniques for improving pumping and heat flux handling performance in solids and liquid metals.
- Liaising with external contractors and researchers for the supply of technology development solutions.
- Degree in a relevant physics or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
- Experience running, checking, and validating thermo-mechanical coupled with fluid analysis simulations.
- Hands-on experience on testing and diagnostic equipment.
- Experience working within a team of scientists and/or engineers.
- 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 new techniques and technologies
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Organised approach to complex problems
Desirable selection criteria
- Experience designing and analysing high-heat flux solutions for vacuum environments.
- Electro-magnetic analysis experience will be a plus.
- Experience with load transfer procedures.
- Appreciation of gas flows and molecular flows for fluids inside and outside vacuum environments.
- Experience using commercial (ANSYS) and open source (OpenFOAM, Salome-Meca) simulation packages.
- Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling experience would be an advantage, in particular if including magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) effects.
- Experience working in aerospace, nuclear, and/or fusion fields would be a plus.