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Waste Experimental Researcher

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting research role?
Would you enjoy working at one of the world's leading fusion research facilities?

UKAEA is the home to JET (the Joint European Torus) and MAST-U (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak - Upgrade).
This is a great opportunity to work alongside some of the most progressive science and engineering advancements including; the future of clean energy and innovative robotics systems. It is a chance to join one of the world's leading Fusion Research facilities. With considerable investment from government into fusion energy research, now is an exciting time to join the business

UKAEA has begun a significant new fusion research program named STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production); with an aim of having the world's first demonstration Nuclear Fusion reactor. As part of this program, there is need for experimental research in the area of radioactive waste treatment, processing and mitigation with the aim of demonstrating Best Available Techniques (BAT) and developing new processes that minimise waste generation and maximise reuse and recycling opportunities.
In your role as a Waste Experimental Researcher, you will support the STEP programme by delivering research to help make Nuclear Fusion a reality. As part of this ground-breaking programme you will research radioactive waste treatment, processing, and mitigation to develop cost effective and environmentally responsible solutions.

In your role you will be accountable for:
* Carrying out experimental programmes/ theoretical studies related to waste generation, including radioactive waste.
* Setting up and conducting experiments on waste with some instances as part of controlled environments.
* Following an established technical control process to construct and commission experimental rigs within UKAEA. Liaising with other departments within the organisation and using their expertise to ensure the process gets the required approval.
* Analysing data from experiments, showing key findings and results using standard Microsoft Office applications e.g. Excel.
* Writing final reports to satisfy stakeholder requirements and presenting the results at relevant venues (conferences, workshops, internal stakeholders).
* Responsible as part of the Waste Innovation and Science Group for aiding delivery of the research plan, in particular the satisfactory completion of specific tasks that have been allocated by the STEP Waste Innovation and Science Manager.

You'll need:
* A STEM Degree or equivalent qualification or proven experience.
* Scientific Research experience
* Lab-based work experience
* Data analysis experience
* Experiment design experience

It would be helpful if you have:
* Nuclear Fusion knowledge
* Radioactive Waste Knowledge
* Foundry experience

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is a large UK government research organisation based on an expansive site just outside of Oxford. UK AEA's mission is to lead the commercial development of fusion power and related technology and position the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy. With over 1,000 employees, this is an exciting and vibrant place to work.
- Please note, this role is strictly within IR35 and only available on PAYE/Umbrella basis.

- All employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce.

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