Better Software, Better Research
– To participate in the ongoing development and upgrades of the FISPACT-II inventory code, primarily focused on advancing the physics capabilities (targeted at fusion, medical, spallation, fission, astrophysics, etc.), but may also be required to perform various maintenance and bug-correcting activities
– Work on the various nuclear data validation and FISPACT-II benchmarking activities (and innovate and improve the execution thereof), including new simulation methods such as uncertainty quantification and propagation
– Contribute to the development and maintenance of the online FISPACT-II presence (wiki, forum, data repositories, website, etc.)
– Participate in various analysis projects related to applications of FISPACT-II
– Deliver technical work, on time and to budget
– Write technical reports to support project work
– Communicate/present progress regularly with staff and with academic/commercial/international project partners
– Supervising students – typically one or two masters projects per year
– Occasional writing of journal papers and conference presentations
The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.
For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:
For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.
Knowledge skills and experience
-occasional international travel may be required
– Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
– Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
– The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.