Student Placement - Materials Database Engineer

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-03-26

Category: renewables

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About the company:

The world needs a clean and reliable source of base-load energy to develop sustainably into the future. That’s what Tokamak Energy is striving to achieve.

Tokamak Energy is a private company accelerating the development of fusion power.

Fusion – the energy source that powers the sun – is globally accepted as the best way to generate plentiful, safe, secure and clean energy. The tokamak is the most heavily researched and best understood of all the different paths to fusion.

It is now acknowledged that the spherical tokamak design offers the smallest and most cost-effective solution. This is our solution. Yet there are many complex engineering challenges that need to be overcome for demonstration and commercialisation of this technology.

Our team of world-class fusion scientists and magnet engineers is tackling these challenges to develop efficient and affordable fusion power. Our unique approach is centred on rapid innovation using the latest materials and technology – but building on decades of scientific research and experience. This strategy gives us – and the world – a faster way to fusion.

Once fusion electricity is achieved, our scalable technology could be rolled out across the world as a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.

Tokamak Energy are pleased to be offering a number of Summer placement opportunities to undergraduates who are studying a relevant degree and seeking experience within a commercial Fusion organisation. Our Summer placements offer a fantastic opportunity to work with highly talented individuals and teams, focusing on a focused project or series of small projects and tasks to support our mission and goals.


This opportunity will not only be a great way to apply some of your learnings from your studies, but also be part of a commercial Fusion working environment combining R&D with Programme delivery and learning to work in a collaborative and innovative workplace. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and abilities within a variety of areas including communication, teamwork, project management and much more!

Overview of the role

Understanding the thermo-mechanical, electro-magnetic, neutronic, and irradiated properties of different materials is central to planning the design of fusion devices. Data on these properties is extremely valuable as it requires significant investment in testing, which for fusion applications can be exceedingly expensive and/or time consuming. This role is aimed at developing the framework and tools for a database that will house the materials data from Tokamak Energy, open literature, and other partner institutions.


In this role, you will:

·         Design data structures in the TE materials database with emphasis on compatibility with Ansys Granta MI Enterprise.

·         Format templates and develop scripting tools that can be used to populate the database.

·         Format templates and develop scripting tools that can process raw test data and statistical data into design data.

·         Participate in international working groups on fusion materials data sharing, quality standards, and transparency.

·         Develop workflows to interface with machine learning tools.


·         Required: knowledge of programming language(s) useful to database structuring and tool development (such as Python, SQL, R, etc.).

·         Required: communicating and relating with others (oral/written)

·         Valued: experience with database administration and management.

·         Valued: understanding of thermo-mechanical, electro-magnetic, neutronic, and irradiated material properties.

·         Valued: experience with the application of machine learning tools.


  • Fusion Industry experience.
  • Be part of a dynamic team and collaborate with experts in field.
  • 5 days holiday.
  • Competitive pay.

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