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RF ENGINEERING SPECIALIST , Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) , to provide support (design, analysis and operation) for physics projects aimed at PSFC's core mission of accelerating the development of fusion energy. The primary project to be supported is the high field side current drive project at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego. Will be responsible for the RF transmitter and associated power supplies and control. The RF transmitters are based on 4.6 GHz klystrons and utilize PSM and advanced pulsed power supplies. Responsibilities include delivering detailed concepts and supporting these concepts with detailed modeling; participating in and leading design reviews; providing critical analysis and suggestions for overcoming design and operational challenges; identifying process deficiencies and developing solutions to improve those deficiencies; creating a work environment that is conducive to teamwork and strong professional development. Will be part of a team of physicists, engineers, and technicians.
This positions offers an opportunity to present results at technical conferences and to publish them in peer-reviewed journals.
REQUIRED : bachelor's/associate's degree (master's preferred) in electrical engineering or military training and at least two years' experience, solid knowledge of CAD and circuit analysis software, able to take a project from the conceptual stage through to completion, and excellent prioritization and project development skills. Experience with high power pulsed or CW transmitters, klystrons, or similar equipment preferred; as is experience with multiphysics simulation software (COMSOL, Microwave Studio). Job #17342
Will initially be located full-time at the PSFC in Cambridge for up to a year. Once the high field side current drive system is deployed to DIII-D, will be located full-time in San Diego.
Internal Number: 17342
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