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Diagnostics Team Leader

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Recruiter: BluetownOnline Ltd
Listed on: 2nd May 2019
Location: Abingdon
Salary/Rate: £65000 - £72000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Job Title: Diagnostics Team LeaderLocation: Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UKSalary: CompetitiveJob Type: Full Time, PermanentThe company was originally established in 2009 to design and develop small spherical tokamaks and compact fusion reactors for a range of applications. Since then they've unlocked a new route to scalable fusion power that is cost-effective and does not require huge infrastructure and capital expenditure. The technology will revolutionise the world's energy production - it will be possible to produce more energy, more cheaply and with fewer harmful side effects (e.g. with no long term nuclear waste or carbon emissions).Their current aim is to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies - spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors. The company's innovation has been featured on Channel 4 news, BBC News Click and Reuters news channel and they received a Technology Pioneer Award at the World Economic Forum on 2016. This is the chance to join a fast-growing high technology company with an agile, dynamic team and to tackle the challenge of a lifetime.Purpose of the Role:The Company is aiming to accelerate the commercialisation of fusion by developing power plants based on high field spherical tokamaks. They are looking for an experienced plasma diagnostician to lead the diagnostics team and oversee the development and delivery of broad range of diagnostic systems. The Diagnostics Team Leader will play an important role in achieving the company's goals by delivering measurements that enable rapid scientific and technical development.Main Responsibilities:Responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of the diagnostic systems that support the company's scientific goals and business plan milestonesOverseeing the design, procurement, installation, commissioning and maintenance of diagnostic systemsManaging and growing a team of diagnosticians responsible for individual diagnosticsMaintaining the quality documentation, interface documentation and hardware calibration and modification recordsDelivering plasma parameter measurements required to meet company's scientific objectivesEnsuring compliance with the company's Health & Safety and Quality Assurance policies and proceduresDeveloping novel diagnostic techniques to meet specific challenges of compact fusionInterfacing with existing internal and external collaborators and establishing new external collaborationsDemonstrate a clear understanding of the health & safety requirements relevant to the roleAbility to effectively lead a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientistsTrack record of delivering complex technical projects to meet budget, time and quality requirementsEssential Requirements:PhD in plasma physics, physics or a closely related fieldExperience working with plasma diagnostics and knowledge/experience with at least 3 fusion plasma diagnosticsExperience in leadership and management working in a fusion environmentExcellent communication, influencing and collaboration skillsHighly motivated to deliver against challenging objectives in a compressed timescaleExperience with experimental data analysis and researchBroad technical knowledge of tokamak diagnosticsExperience of technical team leadershipExperience in design and development of experimental plasma diagnosticsExperience in analysis of plasma diagnostics dataDesirable Requirements:Experience in fusion related technologies, such as ultra-high vacuum (UHV)Experience in electronics designProject management experienceBudget responsibility experienceProject management qualificationsBenefits:25 Days Holiday, pro rata (plus bank holidays)Company Pension schemeEligible for company share option scheme after one years' serviceCompany bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performancePrivate medical insurance after 3 months' serviceCandidates with experience of: Diagnostic Team Manager, Senior Plasma Diagnostician, Plasma Scientist, Spectroscopy Technician, Plasma Diagnostician, Plasma Monitoring Technician, Physics Graduate, Nuclear Physicist, Spectroscopy Engineer, Senior Plasma Monitoring Engineer, Spectroscopy Analyst may also be considered for the role.