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Software & Computing Talent Pool

Computing is at the heart of the research and technology advances we`re pursuing across all our programmes: from controlling existing fusion reactors to simulating future ones, from cutting-edge robotic applications to digital engineering design, from developing and exploiting computing platforms to making fusion data available in new ways to accelerate discoveries.

To meet these needs, we have a number of opportunities available, including:

  • Research Software Engineers
  • Control & instrumentation software engineers
  • Research data specialists
  • Data scientists
  • Computational scientists and engineers
  • Computing system specialists (System administrators, network engineers, HPC specialists)
  • Technical leaders and architects


To find out more and register your interest in applying for roles in any of these areas, please add yourself to our talent pool by clicking apply on the following vacancy page:


Advanced Computing Programme

UKAEA's Advanced Computing Programme is expanding rapidly as ITER and the Exascale draw near. Our mission is to “accelerate the delivery of commercial fusion energy by exploiting advances in data science and extreme scale computing”.

We are seeking talented, driven individuals who are keen to push the boundaries of “the possible” – to drive disruption in plant operations, our science, in engineering design and in modelling and simulation. These individuals will work with our national and international partners – at the Science & Technology Facilities Council, with the Alan Turing Institute, with our academic partners across the many Centres of Doctoral Training here in the UK, with national laboratories across the globe, with HPC hardware specialists and vendors and with our many industrial partners, both large and small.

Are you a talented, motivated individual with a keen interest and experience in data science, High Performance Computing or advanced “in-silico” engineering and design? Does the idea of driving disruption in the way we power the planet excite you? If so, we want to hear from you.