General Fusion is hiring a Experimental Plasma Physicist, Radiation Diagnostics who will be responsible for developing diagnostics for magnetically confined high-temperature plasmas, with a focus on diagnostics that measure x-ray, VUV and visible light. The ideal candidate will be capable of designing, developing and implementing these diagnostics, as well as analyzing & interpreting their results.
The qualified candidate is results focused and has a strong background in experimental plasma physics and fusion research. He/she will work under the Director of Diagnostics and Control Systems, and with the rest of the engineering and physics staff, to further the development of plasma targets for General Fusion’s power plant design.
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.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Assessing and recommending the basis of diagnostic systems that can measure radiative losses from General Fusion’s Compact Toroid (CT) plasmas within the requirements set by Applied Physics team
- Developing new diagnostic systems for plasma experiments including hardware design, and assembly, installation and integration of the system with General Fusion’s plasma test beds
- Processing of the data from the diagnostic systems and interpreting and reporting the results
- Relating the analysis to known plasma physics theory and simulation
- Using experimental results to inform further diagnostic system development
- Strong background in diagnostics for magnetically confined high-temperature plasmas
- Strong grasp of plasma theory and ability to apply relevant theory to develop models of the experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations
- A proven ability to provide full turn key diagnostic systems –design of new systems, integration of the systems with existing plasma test beds and interpretation of their results.
- Proven ability to work well within a team setting
- Experience with a wide array of high-temperature plasma radiation diagnostics (spectrometry, X-ray emission, optical design)
- Experience with statistical data analysis tools and standard data science techniques
- Experience specifically with radiation collection arrays and tomography/emission profile reconstruction
- Masters or Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in plasma physics or a closely related field.
Please send your resume to email@example.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-08” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.