|Salary:||£37,099 to £44,263|
|Placed On:||20th November 2023|
|Closes:||11th December 2023|
Fixed term contract, 18 months
Full time, 35 hours
The School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an Experimental Officer. The position will be based at the King’s Buildings campus and will commence as soon as possible.
The successful appointees will become part of a multidisciplinary, multipartner fusion research programme, which aims to develop and rapidly demonstrate technology crucial to future fusion reactors in collaboration with industrial partners. Deuterium-tritium fusion reactors offer the prospect of providing a clean civil energy supply to address the net zero energy challenge, but they will need a continuous supply of tritium in order to produce this energy continuously. Tritium is not naturally abundant but can in principle be continuously generated in the reactor by the capturing of the neutrons generated through fusion in a “breeder blanket”. The challenge for each postholder is to utilise our extensive and leading open access pyrochemical research (PRL) and molten salts in nuclear technology (MSNTL) laboratory facilities and work with the associated and established team in a defined programme aimed at establishing underpinning physicochemical properties and developing and demonstrating processes (at laboratory scale using non-radioactive surrogates) capable of the effective and efficient breeding and extraction of tritium. The appointee will be part of an interdisciplinary team led by Prof. Andrew Mount, Director of PRL/MSNTL.
This is a fixed-term position for 18 months.
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