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Fuelling our cutting edge technology and energetic work environment is the fact that everyone at General Fusion wants to make a difference to the world. We’re focused on creating a practical approach to fusion power, and our workplace reflects that.

The pace is fast, teams are small and agile, and the work is stimulating. Though we’ve grown to become a cutting edge research facility, pragmatism is still at the core of what we do. Physicists, engineers, machinists and computer scientists work side by side to iterate designs, creatively overcome problems, and rapidly develop our technology.

What it’s Like to Work at General Fusion


If you can find a space in our bike room, you’ll discover an active and outgoing team of some of the brightest minds around. Morning coffee rides are as much part of the culture as the lunchtime conversations that inevitably require a whiteboard. We don’t have a foosball table, but strike a balance of lifestyle and benefits that make this a great place to work.

Current Job Postings

We are now accepting applications for the following positions:

DIRECTOR, PLASMA SIMULATION

Position Opportunity

General Fusion is actively developing full scale subsystems of its reactor to demonstrate that they can meet their performance targets. This includes full scale plasma injectors. Every step is matched with simulation to guide ongoing development work.

General Fusion invites applications for the position of Plasma Simulation Director. The candidate with relevant expertise will lead the development of simulations of the plasma physics relevant to tokamak plasmas, plasma compression techniques, plasma instabilities among others.

The Plasma Simulation Director will work closely with the technical leadership of General Fusion to specify plasma simulation tasks and to ensure those tasks are aligned with the rest of the development program. They will lead a variety of simulation projects related to the process of creating compact toroid (CT) plasmas, merging them to create spheromak or FRC targets, and compressing them to optimize fusion yield.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership to and prioritizing and coordinating the work activities of General Fusion’s computational plasma scientists
  • Managing the plasma simulation team’s tasks, goals, milestones and deadlines
  • Further building the simulation team
  • Coordinating and integrating the efforts of external plasma simulation consultants, and joint research with Universities and National Labs.
  • Maintaining, and upgrading where necessary, General Fusion’s simulation software and computing resources
  • Ensuring best practices are continuously implemented

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have:

  • Education: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics, fluid mechanics, applied computer science or a closely related field.
  • Proven experience in leading a computational research team in plasma physics or hydrodynamics
  • Strong programming skills and a willingness to learn new methods
  • Experience in running code on parallel machines is essential
  • Familiarity with VAC, NIMROD and other fusion-related simulation codes is desired
  • Familiarity with experimental methods and electromagnetic theory

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and the Plasma Simulation Director will need to become familiar with the full scope of plasma development at General Fusion and understand how simulation relates to the broader experimental process. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com. To apply you MUST be a citizen of the United States, or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, others need not apply. Please reference DIRSIM in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

IP ANALYST

Opportunity

General Fusion is pursuing a faster and more practical path to commercial fusion energy. Fusion is a clean, safe, abundant and on-demand form of energy that, when harnessed, could provide a nearly unlimited source of power with zero CO2 emissions. Backed by over $100 million in funding from a world-class investor syndicate, the company’s goal is to transform the world’s energy supply and enable clean energy, everywhere, forever.

Position Overview:

General Fusion is looking for a talented IP Analyst to join our team. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the IP Analyst will work closely with our team of Engineers and Scientists to create business value by managing, protecting, and leveraging our IP assets.

Key Responsibilities

• Managing Company’s IP portfolio including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets;
• Providing guidance on IP matters to all levels of operations within the company;
• Executing the Company’s IP strategy, policy and procedures;
• Implementing patent process including: identifying patentable inventions, conducting prior art patent searches, drafting and filing provisional patent applications, assisting in prosecution of patents through issuance, and sourcing and reviewing patent and non-patent literature to determine patentability of technology;
• Liaising and managing external legal counsel in support of the company’s IP issues;
• Preparing annual competitive and patent landscape study;
• Monitoring and assessing implications of competitive IP;
• Filing, prosecuting and managing trademark applications through registrations;
• Preparing validity and infringement opinions;
• Advising on IP implications arising from technical decisions;
• Monitoring Company’s competitors and their activities.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates for this position must have:

• Minimum of three to five years’ of experience with managing Intellectual Property assets, with a focus on patents;
• Excellent written and communication skills;
• Proficient with Microsoft applications including: Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint;
• Familiarity with IP databases such as PatBase, Delphion, etc. is an asset.

The qualified candidate must be comfortable working in a small, agile development group. They relish the challenge of working on difficult problems and can effectively collaborate with engineers and scientists in a multidisciplinary environment. They have a proven track record of demonstrating ownership and accountability, and possess strong judgment and decision making skills.

Education:

• B.S. degree in Engineering or Science.
• Registered Patent Agent in Canada or US is an asset.

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# GA-2018-02” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PLASMA PHYSICIST

Opportunity

General Fusion is seeking experienced plasma physicists to contribute to the development of our magnetized target fusion (MTF) power plant. We are looking for individuals to aid in the analysis of our experimental campaigns, who can then use that information to develop models that compare experimental results with simulation and help inform the direction of future development.

General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and can stay focused on goals while operating in a fast paced development environment. We welcome individuals who possess the drive required to work on difficult problems, are excited by alternative and innovative solutions and are comfortable with working both independently and within a group.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work under the Director of Plasma Development and, with the rest of the engineering and physics staff, to further the development of plasma targets for General Fusion’s power plant design.

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to that of the whole.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of data produced by experimental campaigns and reporting of results.
  • Relating the analysis to known plasma physics theory and simulation.
  • Using experimental results to inform further plasma technology development.
  • Diagnostic development

Qualifications

Qualified candidates possess a balance of strong plasma theory background and practical experimentation skills. Candidates for this position must have:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics or a closely related field.
  • Strong background in research related to magnetic confinement of plasmas.
  • Strong grasp of plasma theory and ability to apply relevant theory to develop models ofthe experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations.
  • Practical experimentation skills.
  • Experience doing quantitative analysis in Igor, Matlab or similar programming environment.
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting.

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in:

  • Magnetized Target Fusion.
  • Use of visible, VUV, or soft X-ray spectroscopy to analyze high temperature plasmas.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send Us Your Application

Don’t see a position advertised that matches your career goals? We’re always looking for the world’s best talent.

Students and New Graduates

If you’re a university student or new graduate with an interest in clean energy, apply to one of our co-op or intern positions.