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TAE is the world’s first private fusion energy company, founded in 1998 to commercialize the cleanest, safest, most affordable, and sustainable form of carbon-free power. We are applying science and engineering to design transformational technologies. Whether it's harnessing fusion through the science of stars, making exponential leaps in power efficiency, or innovating medical care with a novel cancer treatment: We're turning the promise of science into reality.

We’re looking for candidates who are passionate about realizing our mission: A future where all people have affordable access to reliable, abundant, and environmentally friendly fusion-generated electricity.

About The Role

We currently have an opening at our Foothill Ranch, CA (Orange County) facility for Spectroscopy Scientist for our Fusion Spectroscopy and Imaging Diagnostic group. The successful candidate have the great opportunity to work closely with a talented team of scientists and engineers working toward a clean, compact, affordable and safe fusion energy solution to provide a sustainable future for us all. This is a full-time position.

  • Perform data analysis and work with a team experimental and theory/computational scientists to validate the models and provide a coherent scientific interpretation.
  • Help maintain and improve the existing spectroscopy and optical diagnostics.
  • Design, develop, deploy and maintain the new optical and spectroscopy diagnostics to diagnose beam driven Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) plasma.
  • Participate in the operation of TAE's fusion experimental device, propose experiments, and provide diagnostic support and data interpretation.
  • Present analyzed data and physics results in meetings internally as well as externally at scientific meetings and conferences. Write scientific reports and papers.

About You

  • 2-5 year experience of experimental plasma physics or related field. Experience in fusion physics and diagnostic development is a plus.
  • Experience with scientific analysis languages (Python, Matlab, IDL, etc.) required.
  • Basic understanding and experience of electronics, electrical and data acquisition systems.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. Experience of writing scientific papers to publish in international journals.
  • Capability to work in fast pace and changing environment and with multiple projects.
  • Knowledge advanced fusion plasma spectroscopy diagnostics like Charge Exchange Recombination Spectroscopy (ChERS), Fast Ion D-alpha (FIDA), etc. is desirable.
  • Experience in data mining with MDS+, SQL, etc. is a plus.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite required.
  • Experience with project collaboration platforms and document management systems preferred.

Education:

  • Required Education: Ph.D. degree in Physics or a closely related area

About Us: 

Imagination, skill, and will

We are a diverse team of over 500 engineers, scientists, professionals, Maxwell Prize winners, and big thinkers from more than 40 countries with a track record of delivering on the innovative ways science can lead humanity into a brighter era. We are not afraid to envision a future where fusion and science can transform our world.

What you’ll get with us

  • Generous benefits such as Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (K) with company match, paid vacation + sick time, companywide December holiday, wellness program (for full-time employees)
  • Payment rewards: For referring talent, novel research, and patents
  • A collaborative environment: An organization where talents and interests can plug in to different groups throughout the organization
  • Potential for equity participation
  • HQ in Southern California
  • Employee events on and off-site
  • A commitment to upholding and growing an inclusive organization

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TAE Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

We ensure all 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 recruiting@tae.com to request accommodations or request more information.

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