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Why work for UKAEA?

UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) leads the world in fusion research, with a wide range of programmes working on the key challenges of putting fusion power on the grid.

We offer opportunities within a wide range of engineering, scientific, technical, construction and support disciplines across all of our facilities, departments and programmes.

We now have a dedicated careers website

Find out more about working at UKAEA and the opportunities we have available. 

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PhD and MSc Open Day

UKAEA and the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) are running their annual PhD and MSc Open Day at Culham Campus in Oxfordshire on Wednesday 17 January 2024, where you can :

  • learn more about postgraduate opportunities in a wide range of fusion research and technology programmes
  • network with academics and students from a range of universities and the Fusion CDT and staff from UKAEA.
  • tour the fusion facilities at Culham
  • attend talks about specific areas of fusion research

To find out more and register to attend – please see

Open Day
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UKAEA Fusion Research Fellowships

Applications for 2024 fellowships are now open – click here to apply though the vacancies page.  As part of your application, you will need to fill out a UKAEA Fusion Research Fellowship submission, with a 1-2 page personal statement of your research interests, a brief outline of your proposed 2-year research programme (no more than 2 pages) and a full CV including publications and awards.  Click here to download a template of this submission – which must be attached to the application as one document.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12 January 2024.

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