Experimental Physicist

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Job Description

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TAE is the world’s first private fusion energy company, founded in 1998 to commercialize the cleanest, safest, most affordable, and sustainable form of carbon-free power. We are applying science and engineering to design transformational technologies. Whether it's harnessing fusion through the science of stars, making exponential leaps in power efficiency, or innovating medical care with a novel cancer treatment: We're turning the promise of science into reality.

We’re looking for candidates who are passionate about realizing our mission: A future where all people have affordable access to reliable, abundant, and environmentally friendly fusion-generated electricity.

About The Role

An Experimental Physicist specializing in the development and maintenance of plasma facing surfaces and related systems on the C-2W experiment is desired. Areas of responsibility include development and maintenance of titanium cathodic arc gettering systems, surface cleaning techniques using glow discharges, analysis of surface coating effects on fusion plasmas, and development of future wall conditioning techniques such as boronization and lithiation. The Experimental Physicist will be a member of the Particle Control Group in the Experimental Section of TAE’s Fusion Division and will participate in or lead experiments and analysis of wall recycling and coating efficacy.

  • Facilitate and participate in a world class experimental fusion program.
  • Maintain and improve existing wall conditioning processes such as titanium gettering and glow discharge cleaning.
  • Work with experimental and analysis leads to improve understanding of wall recycling and other plasma-surface interactions.
  • Lead development of new systems such as boronization or lithiation of plasma facing components for next-generation experiments at TAE.
  • Demonstrate and promote the TAE Core Values, Rules of the Road, and our Culture of Safety.

About You

  • At least 2 years of experience in plasma scientific research including laboratory experiments, diagnostics, and data analysis.
  • Experience with various wall conditioning techniques such as gettering, glow discharge cleaning, vessel baking.
  • Understanding of the application of tools, test equipment, and process control such as:
  • Voltmeters, O-scopes, Data acquisition systems (NI, PLC)
  • Residual gas analyzers, vacuum hardware and gauges
  • Surface coating equipment / techniques such as physical and / or chemical vapor deposition
  • Experience using MS Office Suite is preferred.
  • Experience with project collaboration platforms and document management systems preferred.
  • Experience with design engineering software (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience with scientific analysis languages (Python, Matlab, IDL, etc.) preferred.

Education

  • Required: M.S. degree in Physics or a closely related field.
  • Preferred: Ph.D. degree in Physics or a closely related field.

About Us:

Imagination, skill, and will

We are a diverse team of over 500 engineers, scientists, professionals, Maxwell Prize winners, and big thinkers from more than 40 countries with a track record of delivering on the innovative ways science can lead humanity into a brighter era. We are not afraid to envision a future where fusion and science can transform our world.

What you’ll get with us

  • Generous benefits such as Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (K) with company match, paid vacation + sick time, companywide December holiday, wellness program (for full-time employees)
  • Payment rewards: For referring talent, novel research, and patents
  • A collaborative environment: An organization where talents and interests can plug in to different groups throughout the organization
  • Potential for equity participation
  • HQ in Southern California
  • Employee events on and off-site
  • A commitment to upholding and growing an inclusive organization

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TAE Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

We ensure all individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us [email protected] to request accommodations or request more information.

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