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Neutron Diagnostic Lead
Posted on 3/8/2022
Devens, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Masters in nuclear engineering/related field + relevant experience
  • Participated in the design of a new or upgraded instrument package used to measure neutrons
  • Familiarity with isotope or accelerator sources used in the calibration of neutron diagnostics
  • Demonstrated record of utilizing data from neutron measurements to support research goals and (if applicable) optimize neutron source operations
  • Attention to detail with an ability to pivot between topics multiple times per day
  • Ability to understand and manage interface issues that bridge complex engineering and physics topics
  • Participated in the design or utilization of a diagnostic system for measuring neutrons from D-T fusion (does not need to be a tokamak)
  • A formal or informal role in managing activities in a laboratory-type setting with hazards typical of the SPARC neutron diagnostics described in the summary
  • Familiarity with interpreting neutronics modeling (MCNP, openMC, etc) to inform design
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as typing, standing, sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards that may include heat, cold, fumes, strong magnets, ionizing radiation, and vacuum/pressure systems
  • Willing to occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call
  • Provide multi-faceted nuclear engineering support to the Neutron Diagnostic Lead that helps to ensure the on-time, on-budget completion of the SPARC neutron diagnostics
  • Iterate with the SPARC science and operations team to develop quantitative, verifiable requirements for neutron diagnostics, informed by SPARC's mission goals
  • Develop and study trade-offs for designs of placement of sensors and localized radiation shielding which can help optimize the data output of neutron diagnostic measurements while maintaining an ALARA approach to personnel exposure
  • Help to develop work packages for assembly, installation, calibration and commissioning for the SPARC neutron diagnostics
  • Contribute to strong safety culture while participating in assembly and testing activities in a dedicated neutron diagnostic laboratory space adjacent to the SPARC Tokamak Hall
  • Work with the SPARC I&C team to outline how to integrate the neutron diagnostics into SPARC's plant-level control systems
  • Develop and assess strategies for calibration and inter-campaign analysis that balances learning how to safely operate SPARC with obtaining physics results as quickly as possible
  • Provide expertise that helps CFS build a core competency in neutron measurements during burning plasmas that can help deliver future fusion devices optimized for power production
Commonwealth Fusion Systems

51-200 employees

Nuclear Energy Company
Company Overview
Commonwealth's mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. The company is collaborating with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with new groundbreaking high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology.
  • 12.5 Company-wide Holidays
  • Our vacation policy is 'take vacation'
  • Our sick time policy is 'get better and try not to make others sick'
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Health Reimbursement
  • Health, Dependent Care, & Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Delta Dental, Blue 20/20 Vision optional
  • Wellbeing / Headspace coverage
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • 401K
Company Values
  • Integrity
  • Execution
  • Impact
  • Self-critique