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Company Background

 

Tokamak Energy has unlocked a new route to scalable fusion power that is cost-effective and does not require huge infrastructure and capital expenditure. The technology will revolutionise the world’s energy production – it will be possible to produce more energy, more cheaply and with fewer harmful side effects (e.g. with no long-term nuclear waste or carbon emissions). Tokamak Energy aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors. The company’s innovation has been featured on Channel 4 news, BBC News Click and Reuters news channel and the company received a Technology Pioneer Award at the World Economic Forum on 2016. This is the chance to join a fast-growing high technology company with an agile, dynamic team and to tackle the challenge of a lifetime.

 

Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the R&D, specification, procurement, installation, commission and maintenance of assigned diagnostic systems
  • Manage the contracts and resources allocated to microwave diagnostics
  • 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
  • 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 areas
  • Acts as a point of contact for RF and Microwave plasma diagnostics
  • 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 diagnostics

Essential selection criteria

  • At least a masters/PhD degree in Physics
  • Knowledge of Microwave diagnostics on high temperature plasma devices is essential
  • Experience in design and development in experimental physics
  • Experience in design, maintenance and calibration of microwave instrumentation
  • 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, LabVIEW C++ or similar

 

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience in using microwave design software
  • Experience in high power experimental systems would be advantageous
  • Experience in fusion related technologies such as Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) would be advantageous
  • Good communication skills
  • MS office (word, excel, powerpoint, outlook)

 

Benefits

 

  • 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, dependant on performance
  • Private medical insurance after 3 months service

Plasma Diagnostician - Microwave/RF

Position Type
Position Type
Job position
Host institute type
Host institute type
Industry
Host institute
Host institute
Tokamak Energy, United Kingdom
Location
Location
Oxford, UK
Format
Format
Requires physical presence
Starting Date
Starting Date
As soon as possible
Candidate level
Candidate level
Doctoral or post-doctoral (completed)
Compensation
Compensation
Yes
Contact person
Contact person
Alex Shawe
Contact person email
Contact person email
External Link
Location