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Pulsed Power Engineer/Scientist

The opportunity is for a Pulsed Power Engineer/Scientist who will be responsible for the design and operation of the machines required to develop our experimental campaigns. Projects will range from developing pulsed power machines to achieve electromagnetic launch of projectiles exceeding 20km/s, to complex load design, simulations and development of machine and experimental diagnostics. All will require novel approaches in design, construction and use of materials.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Using schematic capture, circuit simulation and other modelling packages
  • Providing expert engineering input into multidisciplinary teams
  • Producing analysis and calculations of design work


  • First class degree in Physics or Engineering or equivalent, with significant industrial/academic experience.
  • Skilled Micro-Cap, COMSOL and SolidWorks user.
  • Five years’ experience working with pulsed power systems.
  • Experience developing and using x-ray and machine diagnostics.
  • Ability to perform calculations and analysis associated with electrical engineering.
  • In depth knowledge of health and safety matters relating to pulsed power systems.
  • 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.


  • Practical engineering experience.
  • Vacuum systems.
  • Cryogenic systems.

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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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