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Graduate Experimental Physicist

We are currently looking for a graduate Experimental Physicist. You will design, build, carry out, analyse and support experiments towards the goal of inertial fusion power production. This will focus on the development of temporally and spatially resolved temperature and density diagnostics. You will also as part of the experimental team work closely with the simulation and pulsed power teams and collaborators in academia.

Current experimental work focuses on hypervelocity impact studies combined with extensive instrumentation based around very high speed photography, x-ray imaging, neutron detection and spectroscopy. This work is continually evolving with the purchase and custom design of new equipment and diagnostics.

Your work will focus on carrying out experiments testing new experimental designs to reach higher densities and temperatures in addition to utilising new diagnostics to better characterise these states.


  • A 1st class undergraduate degree or equivalent in physics or a related subject
  • Passion for fusion and for taking a bold approach to a high-risk transformational technology.
  • Fast and effective problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, enthusiasm to work in a dynamic team environment and evidence of taking the initiative.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Experience working in an experimental research team
  • Knowledge of plasma related diagnostics such as optical or particle probing
  • Experience with shock physics, warm dense matter or inertial fusion research
  • Computational simulation skills
  • Experience with gas guns, lasers or pulsed power devices would be advantageous
  • Target assembly and metrology experience

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How to Apply

Please upload a covering letter / supporting statement and CV using the online application form on this page. The post will remain open until filled. Two referees should be available on request. Informal enquiries may also be addressed to:


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We are an equal opportunities employer. This role is subject to background checks.

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