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Job Ref:  204558877
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Abingdon
Post Code:  OX14
Salary:  £17.00 - £20.97/hour Ltd rate
10/10/2016 18:46
Our Client, based on the Southern outskirts of Oxfordshire, is one of the Worlds leading research facilities into Fusion energy, on a quest to develop environmentally friendly and commercially viable energy source for our future generations.

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority hosts on site at Culham Science Park the Worlds largest operating Fusion Tokamak JET, The UK's very own fusion program MAST and supports research into ITER and DEMO.

The Power Plant Technology Group, within the Technology Department at UKAEA, develops and uses the systems code PROCESS to determine viable designs for the proposed EU demonstration reactor DEMO, as part of the EUROfusion Power Plant Physics and Technology programme.
There is a temporary vacancy (12 months) in the team continuing the development and use of PROCESS to deliver coherent designs for DEMO.
Applications are encouraged from both individuals with existing experience in systems modelling for fusion power plants as well as scientists or engineers with experience in a specific area of power plant design that are interested in working in systems modelling.

The main responsibilities of the role will include:
* Contributing to improving PROCESS through the development of new models and supporting tools aimed at improving usability.
* Contributing to documentation/publication of new models and their effects on power plant design.
* Contributing to delivering conceptual designs for DEMO using the PROCESS systems code.
* Contributing to investigating the effects on overall design of actual or assumed developments in fusion physics and technology.
* Interacting with experts on specific areas of power plant design as required supporting their work with systems integrations aspects.

Essential Aptitudes and Experience
* A degree OR equivalent experience in physics or a related engineering discipline
* Experience in fusion systems modelling or other areas of fusion power plant design
* Familiarity with Linux-type computer systems and programming languages (ideally Fortran and/or Python)
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to work in an international environment with multiple objectives
* Self-motivated and capable of working in a team
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