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Work with us on developing the engineering technology for tomorrow’s fusion power plants.

We have a range of unique opportunities to work at UKAEA across experimental, engineering, research and operations challenges in extreme environments, thermal-hydraulics, neutronics, materials and magnetic fields. There has never been a better time to join us as we scale up to deliver fusion energy.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority’s mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise scientific and economic impact.

Do you want to work at the forefront of fusion research and technology, which could help solve the world’s energy problems by providing a clean and virtually limitless energy source?

Do you want to be part of a unique international environment?

Come and join UKAEA’s Fusion Technology programme to solve the most exciting and challenging engineering problems of our time, on an ambitious national endeavour.

Our Fusion Technology team are the path finders for developing and engineering component technology capable of surviving the extreme conditions that will be found inside a commercial fusion device. We are developing technology today for the power plants of tomorrow.

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What we’re looking for:

To help us achieve this aim, we are always on the lookout for neutronics/radiometric scientists and engineers with an interest in leading-edge research and we are recruiting across a broad range of disciplines including;

  • Materials scientists and engineers
  • High hazard experimental facility operators and technicians
  • Advanced manufacturing researchers and scientists
  • NDE/NDT and sensor technology researchers and scientists
  • Thermal-hydraulics modelling and experimental scientists
  • Magnetic field effects and superconductivity researchers, scientists and engineers

The list of current vacancies include:

UKAEA operates the new Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (“MAST”) Upgrade machine, which is the forerunner of the UK’s STEP fusion power plant.

UKAEA also hosts the Joint European Torus (“JET”), the only machine in the world that can use both tritium and deuterium, the fuels for commercial fusion power.

UKAEA is strongly involved with ITER – the world’s largest fusion experiment, and the EUROfusion programme.

UKAEA is developing its unique world-leading fusion technology test facility CHIMERA in South Yorkshire, and local recruitment opportunities are available at this site.


Find out more:

Please go to our job vacancies page to see the roles we’re offering and to apply.

Further details of Fusion Technology can be found at www.ccfe.ukaea.uk/technology/fusion-technology/ and more information about UKAEA’s wider work is available at www.gov.uk/ukaea.

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