Professor in Fusion Science and Technology

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Durham, United Kingdom
£64,606 - £64,607 per annum + From £64,606 pa
14 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

We seek to appoint a Professor in Fusion Science & Technology at Durham University to lead the nuclear fusion research in the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI) in the Department of Physics and develop a broad nuclear fusion technology programme which will secure a strong role for Durham University in the UK's flagship Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) programme to accelerate the delivery of sustainable fusion energy.

The new Professor will carry out original scientific research at the highest level and will help advance all aspects of CfAI's activities in nuclear fusion, including formulating the overall strategy and steering the preparation, submission and subsequent administration of large research grants. They will oversee the recruitment of new research staff in the Centre and engage in the mentoring of early career researchers, attract and provide excellent supervision to research students, and contribute significantly to PhD training. In addition, they will deliver excellent teaching through lectures, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, demonstrating creativity and innovation in the design and delivery of high-quality learning environments.

The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation is one of the five major research groupings in the Department of Physics. It develops state-of-the-art instruments for application across a wide range of disciplines including astronomical instrumentation, biophysics, space science and fusion diagnostics. It's research activities in fusion are underpinned by membership of an EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Fusion Science & Technology with integrated links to the UK national fusion laboratory at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. CfAI is also closely linked to the fusion materials research activity in the Superconductivity Research Group in Durham and is affiliated to the Durham Energy Institute. In addition to offices in the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics in Durham, it has specialised manufacture, integration and test facilities at the NETPark Research Institute located about ten miles away in Sedgefield, Co. Durham.

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