We are building something never done before.
 

Helion is building the ultimate solution to one of the world's most pressing challenges - climate change. Our goals are courageous – we plan to demonstrate electricity from fusion in 2024. We move fast, prioritize what matters, and iterate quickly so we can accelerate everything we do.

At Helion, we grow and learn together while working with never-before-seen technology. A career here means you will interact with the world's leading scientists, engineers, and builders. Be part of our team – bring your skills, experiences, and determination to make a difference. Together we'll make a future with unlimited clean energy a reality.

In this unique role, you will help design and run Helion's suite of neutron, gamma, and charged particle detectors which will be used on Polaris, our next prototype, to optimize and monitor running conditions.
 
What You'll Be Doing:
 
  • Design, build and analyze data from neutron detectors in high noise, pulsed environment.
  • Analysis of noise, and transient effects on various detectors and detector components.
  • Document systems and organize large amounts of data.
 
About You:
 
  • Ph.D. in nuclear physics or a related field, or equivalent experience working in a pulsed neutron experiment 
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing shielding and mitigation techniques for operating detectors in a noisy, high fluence environment
  • Understanding of a variety of neutron detection techniques and components, including activation detectors, scintillator detectors, PMTs and SiPMs
  • Experience with detector readout electronics and pulse processing optimization
  • Ability to integrate various data acquisition systems
Who We Are
 
We are engineers, scientists, and business leaders, not researchers or academics, working to provide the world with a new source of clean, reliable, and affordable energy, running off little more than seawater and producing minimal waste. Working at Helion Energy is a once-in-a-career chance to innovate for a better future. We believe there is no success without teamwork because working together is the only way to accomplish important things.
 
About Us: 
 
Helion is a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to enable a future with unlimited clean energy. Our vision is a world with clean, reliable, and affordable electricity for everyone. Currently, we are scaling up our latest plasma accelerator prototype to make our vision a reality. 
 
We’re hiring brilliant scientists, engineers, and builders passionate about developing world-changing technologies. If that sounds like you, join our team.  
 
 
 
Benefits:
Very competitive salary
10-15 days’ vacation + bank depending on years of experience
11 Holidays
3% employer 401K contribution matching
Relocation support
Generous share options scheme
Parental Leave
Free lunch, snacks and soft drinks
 
Helion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer:
 
NOTE: Women and minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they fit the description in totality. We believe in hiring individuals. If you do not check all of the boxes, we still encourage you to apply. If this job isn't a fit, we have many other openings that may be one. 
 
We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. This position is subject to a background check related to its duties and responsibilities.
 
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations or request more information: inquiries@helionenergy.com.
 
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