Fusion research fellowships
Research fellowships currently available at CCFE and partner organisations:
- Culham Fusion Research Fellowship
- Culham Junior Research Fellowship in Fusion Plasma Physics
- Principality of Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowships
Salary: £26,195 to £37,082 (depending on experience)
Closing date: 28 February 2014
We intend to appoint an outstanding physicist or engineer who has recently completed a doctorate, to a two-year research fellowship in any field of fusion research conducted at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.
Candidates need to be highly motivated and show initiative. Managed and/or self-directed personal training and career development at Culham and elsewhere will be available and there will be opportunities for conference attendance. Periods of overseas placements with our collaborators will be encouraged. The appointments will be two-year fixed term staff positions.Requirements
In general, successful candidates will have completed their doctorates in the previous five years. Candidates need a good degree in physics, mathematics, materials or engineering science and a relevant PhD, preferably in fusion research. Since academic excellence is one of the selection criteria, it is recommended candidates mention significant prizes or other recognition.
Application procedure for Culham Fusion Fellowships
Please submit a completed application form (RTF format) and, in addition, a full CV (including publications) and short (1-2 page) personal statement of your research interests and objectives and a brief outline of a possible 2-year research programme (no more than 2 pages). Send the completed documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should also arrange for at least two referees (Reference template – RTF format) to write to email@example.com by the closing date. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that references arrive on time, and should give referees enough time to do so.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Permit requirement
Candidates from outside the European Economic Area are reminded that they will need to produce clear documentation to show that they have formal permission to work in the UK. The UK Atomic Energy Authority is unable to employ anyone who does not have formal consent to work in the UK. Current limits on immigration to the UK mean that the Authority's ability to sponsor employees under Tier 2 (General) of the points based system is very limited. Candidates are advised to explore possible alternative legitimate procedures which do not require sponsorship by the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 17 March 2014 and / or 24 March 2014.
Worcester College, University of Oxford
Salary: ranging between £29,837 – £35,597
Closing date: 13 March 2014
Worcester College proposes to award a Junior Research Fellowship in Fusion Plasma Physics, tenable from 1 October 2014 for three years. The post is intended to be a career development position suitable for someone who is close to completing a doctorate, or is of post-doctoral standing in the early stages of their academic career. This post is part of the partnership between the University of Oxford and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.
The Junior Research Fellow is expected to engage in high quality research with a substantial theoretical component in the field of Fusion Plasma Physics. The Junior Research Fellow will be required, in term time, to give 2 hours per week of tuition in Physics. The postholder will also be required to take part in the annual undergraduate admissions procedures. Candidates must have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and evidence of a high standard of research ability or potential (commensurate with the candidate's career).
The Fellow will receive a stipend in the range of £29,837 – £35,597 per annum (revised annually), including a housing allowance of £4,000, and will have access to certain travel, research and publication funds. The Fellow is entitled to free accommodation (but will be responsible for Council taxes and utility bills) – should this option be taken, the housing allowance will not be paid. When the kitchens are open, the Fellow is entitled to free meals in the College as a member of the Senior Common Room.
Applications and further information
Applications must be received by noon on Thursday 13 March 2014 and should include an official Application Form, a covering letter, a summary (maximum of 2 pages) of research interests and plans, including how these link to research at Culham, and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent direct to the College by the same date.
Further particulars and an application form may be downloaded below, or obtained from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (Tel.: +44 (0)1865 278342, e-mail: email@example.com
The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Closing date: 17 March 2014
In January 2008, a Partnership Arrangement was signed between the ITER Organization and the Principality of Monaco to set up a Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Since then, a group young scientists from the seven ITER Member countries or from the Principality of Monaco have been appointed every two years to train for two years at the ITER Organization in research areas related to the ITER Project.
The principal aim of the Research Fellowships is the development of excellence in research in fusion science and technology within the ITER framework. Brilliance and creativity, together with an understanding of the relevance of individual research interests to the ITER Project, are key requirements.
The Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowship Program allows young researchers to participate in one of the great scientific and technical challenges of the 21st century and to work closely with leading experts in fusion science and technology within a unique international framework. If you are interested in contributing to the development of fusion energy and would like to experience the ITER Project "up close,", the Monaco/ITER Fellowships are a great opportunity.
Topics of Postdoctoral Fellowships
Within the ITER Project, research possibilities exist in many areas of fusion science and technology, including:
- Burning plasma physics (confinement, stability, plasma-wall interactions, control, energetic particle physics)
- Heating and current drive physics and technology
- Fusion plasma diagnostics
- Superconducting magnet technology
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering/ structural analysis
- Remote handling technology
- Vacuum technology and plasma fuelling technology
Conditions for applicants
- You are a national of one of the ITER Members or of the Principality of Monaco.
- Your PhD was awarded after the 1 January 2011 or you will have received your PhD by the deadline for taking up an award (31 December 2014).
Applicants are requested to apply through the ITER job site: http://www.iter.org/jobs.
More information on the Fellowship can be found at: http://www.iter.org/monaco2014
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