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Scientist, Advanced Materials

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General Atomics

Location :
San Diego, California

Expiry Date :
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist to join the DIII-D plasma boundary group in the area of Advanced Materials Evaluation. With general supervision and limited review, this position is focused on simulation scoping and experimental execution of plasma-materials interactions studies on DIII-D. The work may involve conducting experiments, analysis, simulation and diagnostic development. Duties And Responsibilities – Conducting simulations and performing experiments on the DIII-D tokamak focused on improved understanding of low-Z material migration, and leading the conceptual development of new materials and wall geometries. – Modeling of incident particle and energy fluxes to the DIII-D main chamber walls and the corresponding erosion/re-deposition, surface evolution, and fuel retention in advanced materials. – Investigating the interplay between high-Z materials and divertor closure on advanced confinement regimes in DIII-D, including the effects of surface temperature and material mixing. – Supports spectroscopic and collector probe diagnostic measurements on the DiMES system and the planned WITS facility. – Participates in experimental campaign initiatives, including setting broad research vision and strategy for plasma-materials interactions research. – Publishes in recognized scientific journals, presents work at national level, pursues research projects, and works with and provides support to the wider DIII-D team in the above topic areas. – Directs the activities of designers, technicians and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff. – Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. – Performs other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications – Typically requires a Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD in a scientific or related technical field and progressively complex scientific experience as follows; four or more years experience with a Bachelors degree, and two or more years experience with a Masters degree. Equivalent scientific experience may be substituted in lieu of education. – Must have; (1) a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of scientific principles, concepts, theory, and practice; (2) experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; (3) experience working with tokamaks including programming discharges to achieve physics goals; and, (4) have original work(s) published in professional scientific journals. – Must possess the ability to; (1) understand new concepts quickly; (2) apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; (3) organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, (4) determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems. – Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one scientific area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks. – Able to work extended hours and travel as required. Job Category Scientists Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary Travel Percentage Required 0% – 25% Relocation Assistance Provided? Yes US Citizenship Required? No Clearance Required? No The General Atomics(GA) group of companies is a world renowned leader in developing high – technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems; remotely operated surveillance aircraft; airborne sensors; advanced electronic, wireless, and laser technologies; and biofuels. We offer an excellent opportunity to realize your full potential and fulfill your career aspirations.Join the GA Team where you can make a difference! Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer