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Scientist Plasma Control

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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

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San Diego, California

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Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Scientist – Plasma Control Scientist – Plasma Control San Diego, California Date posted 02/18/2021 Job ID 31159BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Scientist – Plasma Control City San Diego State California Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary 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. The DIII-D National Fusion Facility is the U.S.’s principal magnetically confined fusion research facility, focusing om the exciting science of the burning plasma state and its control in preparation for ITER, and developing the path to self-driven fully non-inductive operation for future fusion reactors. It has a strong focus on underlying science, and the application of this to improve fusion performance. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist to join the Plasma Control Group in the Experimental Sciences Division of the DIII-D National Fusion Facility. The group conducts leading edge research for a range of facilities around the world, including the DIII-D facility in San Diego, and the ITER device in France. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: + Design and analysis of control algorithms; testing and validation of real-time code for plasma control. + Design and analysis of control scenarios for physics experiments; plasma modeling and simulation for control development; + Modeling of physical and electronic systems for control design, analysis, and simulation, including system identification through classical and machine learning methods + Advanced signal processing and interpretation including machine learning model generation and analysis; + Publication in recognized scientific journals, presentation of work at national and international level, pursuit of research projects, and collaborative work with and support to the wider DIII-D team in the above topic areas. + Perform other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications: + Typically requires a Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD in 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. + 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. + Must have facility in moving rapidly from one task area to another, and ability to work extended hours and travel as required. + Numerical methods and scientific programming knowledge, including experience with one or more signal processing and system analysis environments such as Matlab, MathCAD, IDL, mathematical, Matrix-X, etc…. + Experience and facility with C programming and the UNIX operating system environment. + Ability to communicate effectively with the scientific and engineering communities of DIII-D and collaborators, including written and oral technical presentations. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: + Experience with operations and execution of experiments on multiple magnetic confinement devices. + Experience with existing plasma analysis, simulation, and modeling codes such as TSC, Corsica, TRANSP, EFIT. + Experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms and tools. + Experience with real-time control systems, data acquisition, digitizers, signal conditioning, and data interpretation. + History of publication of original work(s) in professional scientific journals or formal technical equivalents. Travel Percentage Required 0 – 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? No Clearance Required? No Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description. General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.