Culham, Oxfordshire, UK
Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (the research arm of the UK Atomic Energy Authority), is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. In addition, UKAEA is also growing a major fusion technology programme, focussing on major challenges facing future fusion power stations.
In addition, £85m has recently been secured for UKAEA to build two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation, further cementing UKAEA leading role in this transformative new energy technology.
For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77D3F3ILl98
The Nuclear Technology Group supports and develops fusion technologies and underpinning research & development programmes by leading the application and development of nuclear modelling codes, tools and nuclear data. It leads and supports relevant experimental activities with collaborators for the purposes of benchmarking, testing and validation of codes, data and nuclear instrumentation, and provides technical advice on associated radiometric techniques. The group works across programmes to advance UKAEA capabilities in nuclear areas and work with national laboratories, academia and industry to improve the UK`s wider nuclear capability, and exploit synergies to develop research and commercial opportunities in fusion and non-fusion nuclear modelling, measurement and nuclear diagnostic areas.
We are seeking a Senior Nuclear Technologist, who will lead and ensure delivery of a range of scientific projects requiring nuclear modelling and experimental analyses in a range of nuclear application areas. Requiring excellent oral and written communications, and in ensuring that project outputs are of the highest scientific standard, the person should be able to work independently, to grow new work areas and the reputation of UKAEA. The role will require in-depth technical understanding of nuclear technologies and their associated radiological fields, primarily in fusion and fission, but also an awareness of nuclear medicine and accelerator technology areas would be an advantage. Typical projects will involve establishing, leading and participating in work areas that involve the application (and potentially development) of computational nuclear analysis tools, such as MCNP and FISPACT-II. In addition, participation in the development of experimental nuclear areas, for example involving neutron and gamma spectrometry technologies is required.
Key accountabilities/responsibilities include
May be required to work with ionising radiation at times as a non-classified worker under the ionising radiation regulations (1999)
Please apply online from the CCFE website using the reference number 2664.
If shortlisted for interview, as part of the selection process you may be expected to provide examples of written reports and publications you have authored prior to interview.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.