About this job
- Company & location
- UKAEA, Culham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
- £32,404 to £49,400
- Closing date
- Jun 2, 2016
- Last updated
- May 5, 2016
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £32,404 – £49,400 pa dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme
Closing date: 2nd June 2016
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. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow`s power stations.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is seeking materials scientists/engineers to work on the cutting edge of nuclear materials research and development. There are positions available in the new £10M Materials Research Facility (MRF) and in the specialised UKAEA Materials Technology Group.
We currently have two vacant posts in materials science & technology. The first is for a scientist to help procure, install, operate and do experimental research with mechanical and thermo-physical testing and other equipment in our new £10M Materials Research Facility, for both radioactive and non-active samples. The second is in the Technology Department in the area of materials evaluation, testing and performance to support the growth of UKAEA`s research into materials for nuclear environments.
Applications are encouraged from relatively inexperienced but high potential scientists and engineers as well as individuals with several years` experience. There is some flexibility in the exact job roles which may span the MRF and Materials Technology programmes.
Key responsibilities across the two posts include:
- Provide state-of-the-art knowledge to UKAEA scientists, engineers and technologists concerning material performance in nuclear environments
- Participate in – and lead some of – UKAEA`s research programs on materials for fusion. This will involve:
- organisation and management of short and long term projects, both research and equipment procurement
- arranging specimen procurement, sample preparation and testing
- participating in the European fusion programme with other EU fusion laboratories
- presenting of results at scientific conferences and journal publication
- Interface with and advise scientists visiting to use CCFE facilities and if necessary operate equipment for them
- Work with external collaborators (including universities, public sector research establishments and industry in fusion and related fields) in order to complement CCFE`s internal capability, offer access to additional expert knowledge and to facilitate new project proposals
Knowledge skills and experience
- A degree OR equivalent experience in materials science/engineering or other relevant areas
- Demonstrable experience of managing or conducting research projects with a degree of autonomy
- Commercial awareness and customer-interaction skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Self-motivated and capable of working in a team
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.
Source: CERN Courier jobs