Computational Plasma Physicist

General Fusion Inc. - Burnaby, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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Position: Computational Plasma Physicist

About us:

General Fusion is transforming how the world is energized by developing the first commercially-viable fusion power plant. Fusion will deliver clean, safe and on-demand power at industrial scale, providing a powerful complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid.

Combining new technologies, proven industrial processes, and advances in fundamental fusion science, General Fusion aims to be the first in the world to develop commercial fusion power. Key performance requirements have been demonstrated at the system level, setting the stage for building a pre-commercial fusion power prototype.

Position Overview:

As a member of the Applied Physics team, the Computational Plasma Physicist will help develop relevant and accurate computational models of the plasma dynamics in General Fusion’s Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) compression architecture. The work will involve incorporating new physical effects into existing code or developing and testing new code. The successful candidate should also be familiar with computational and numerical methods in areas outside of plasma physics, including computational fluid dynamics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the engineering and science teams to develop models that are supported by the governing physics
  • Modeling component interactions and accurately predicting physical results
  • Taking ownership of the modeling results, ensuring that they meet the needs, in both fidelity and confidence, of the engineering team
  • Actively reconciling model results with experimental physical results and using them to improve the fidelity of the models
  • Evaluating new techniques, software, and computer resources

Relevant Skills and Experience:


  • Computational research experience in plasma physics or magnetohydrodynamics in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Strong programming skills and a willingness to learn new methods
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Experience running code on parallel machines
  • Familiarity with MHD codes such as VAC or NIMROD
  • Familiarity with MATLAB or Python
  • Familiarity with experimental methods and electromagnetic theory

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to the whole. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.


Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics, fluid mechanics, or a closely related field.

Job Details:

Job Title: Computational Plasma Physicist

NOC Group: Physicists and Astronomers (2111)

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Job Location Burnaby, BC

Language: English

Start Date: As soon as possible

Positions Available: One (1)

Salary: $108,638 - $156,603 per annum (and may be eligible for variable pay)

Benefits: Health Benefits Package (extended health, health spending account), RRSP contribution, and may be eligible for stock options.


We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Us:

Phone: +1 604 439 3003

Fax: +1 604 648 8961



Human Resources
General Fusion Inc.
106-3680 Bonneville Place
Burnaby, BC V3N 4T5

Reference ID: Job Ref# RR-2020-06

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $108,638.00 to $156,603.00 /year


  • Computational Plasma Physics: 5 years (Required)


  • Post-Doctorate (Required)