Jobs

We are looking for Renaissance People to realize the energy of the future

Interested in joining? Check the job openings below (click to expand), and even if you don’t see an immediate match of your skills and interests, send us a cv and 2-3 samples of your work (papers, theses, presentations etc.) anyway: we are always keen to hear from talented people. We will contact you as soon as a better match becomes available.

Talent acquisition manager

Start on/after: August 1, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: July 15, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for an efficient, proactive and creative talent acquisition manager to drive our ambitious recruitment plan of several dozens of new hires at varying job levels in the next two years.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Design job descriptions and interview questions that reflect each position’s requirements
    • Engage proactively with passive candidates, be a Company ambassador to prospective candidates and develop talent pools/networks ahead of requirements
    • Source potential candidates through online channels (e.g. social platforms and professional networks)
    • Screen and select suitable candidates within reasonable timeframes to present shortlists to hiring managers
    • Plan interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments and in-person interviews
    • Discuss and negotiate salary expectations with successful candidates
    • Liaise with successful candidates to formalize the hiring
    • Perform the non-technical onboarding of the new hires
    • Implement the necessary changes required by the new “Convention Collective Nationale de la Métallurgie” in 2022 and 2023
    • Foster long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates
    • Organize, perform necessary preparation and attend job fairs and recruitment events
    • Support social media branding as it relates to recruiting initiatives ensuring the employer brand is consistent
    • Identify hiring process improvements and make sound recommendations for their implementation 
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Coordinate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs and determine selection criteria
    • Establish collaborations with Career Services of local universities and research institutes together with specific technical team-members
    • Support internal and external culture and community building strategies

Qualifications -essential:

  • Master in Human Resources Management or relevant field
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with the full recruitment process using various interview and resourcing techniques that lead to efficiency and a reduction of time-to-fill, yet delivering quality in innovative ways
  • Very good knowledge of French employment law and regulations
  • Proven record of strong partnering and relationship building at all levels of the business
  • Demonstrated ability to create the highest standards with recruitment campaigns and strategies
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation) in both English and French, including the ability to listen effectively
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • Excellent relationship and people management skills
  • Ability to quickly act and directly engage with candidates in the most efficient way
  • Excellent knowledge of hiring sites, platforms, social media, resume databases, professional networks other channels
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to demonstrate flexibility when direction or priorities shift

Qualifications -desirable:

  • 2+ years of experience in recruitment issues/legislation and their potential impact on the business and any new hires
  • Previous exposure to cutting-edge technology and R&D environments
  • Genuine interest in technology
  • Familiarity with current and new “Convention Collective Nationale de la Métallurgie”
  • Sufficient knowledge of the Microsoft Sharepoint platform
  • Familiarity with the Grenoble area and industry environment
  • Knowledge of sector-specific (semiconductors, plasma physics, liquid metals and engineering) hiring sites, platforms, social media, resume databases, professional networks other channels

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 2 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

IT administrator

Start on/after: August 1, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: July 15, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a versatile and solution-oriented IT administrator to deploy, manage and maintain the IT, network and computational infrastructure of our company as we grow our operations.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Monitor and maintain the company network and company user systems
    • Monitor and maintain the company small-scale linux HPC cluster, organize the cloud bursting and ensure it keeps up with company needs
    • Specify, purchase, install and configure new hardware, user systems, and software to meet the company objectives at the lowest cost possible
    • Define and enforce the company IT policy
    • Implement security protocols and procedures to prevent potential misuse, harden our network against external threats
    • Assist with troubleshooting complex technological problems
    • Create user accounts and perform access control
    • Create robust back-up and archiving system for company data
    • Manage licensed software and configure the company license server for Mathematica, COMSOL and other proprietary software
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Work closely with the Science and Technology teams to assure smooth operations
    • Work closely with the purchasing team to define general and specific IT needs for new and existing members, and assist with the purchasing process of IT equipment

Qualifications -essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar
  • 3+ years of experience with IT systems, networks, and related technologies
  • Solid knowledge of best practices in IT administration and system security
  • Ability to explain complex IT matters in a clear and concise manner
  • Advanced level of English (B2 minimum)
  • Ability to adapt to various types of situations and people
  • Ability to train colleagues to IT best-practices and new policies, especially those who do not have solid IT proficiency
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Experience with HPC deployment, Slurm Workload Manager and managing a scientific cluster
  • Experience with configuring and managing cloud-bursting for an on-premises cluster
  • Experience with CD/CI and git version control
  • Experience with both Linux and Windows systems administration
  • French and/or any other language

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 2 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Polishing Technician or Engineer

Start on/after: July 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: June 30, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for passionate, inventive, resourceful experts of polishing who love their job and want to push it to the absolute limit. We are seeking both super-skilled technicians who make miracles with their hands and more scholarly types deeply familiar with the literature about polishing, and having a couple of disruptive ideas of their own. We are especially interested in candidates combining the hands-on and inventive part.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Define technical solutions to meet the process engineers’ specifications.
    • Select polishing technologies to reach the required surface roughness.
    • Commission and maintain the polishing system.
    • Optimize the polishing process to reach the required surface roughness and process yield.
    • System troubleshooting
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Work closely with the process engineer in charge of physical vapor deposition. Set target surface roughness and other specifications.
    • Train users of polishing system and write operation manuals.

Qualifications -essential:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in at least 2 of the following polishing techniques: mechanical polishing, electropolishing, laser polishing.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in material engineering or related field.
  • Experience in polishing meter-wide surfaces.
  • Experience operating high-power lasers.
  • Experience in writing specifications and standard operation documents.
  • Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability and drive to engage with a team of scientists and engineers, understand complex descriptions and needs, and ability to translate them into technical requirements and “on time, on budget, on specs” designs.
  • Experience in polishing substrates for the semiconductor or superconductor industry.
  • Experience in polishing mirrors for telescopes or other cutting-edge scientific instruments.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 2 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Numerical magnetohydrodynamics scientist -- Liquid Metals

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a talented, energetic and creative numerical magnetohydrodynamics scientist to work on our in-house experiments involving HTS magnets and for our stellarators Chartreuse 1 and Chartreuse 2.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Numerical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows relevant to stellarator design such as: duct and open-channel flows, particle transport, wall-bounded MHD turbulence subject to heat and/or mass transfers, magnetic field gradients etc.
    • Provide expertise and critical analysis of numerical results to give insight on the relevant physical mechanisms at stake – Setup and sustain external collaborations with academic and/or industrial partners on computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) topics
    • Define technical solution to meet process engineer’s specifications
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Assist mechanical engineers and experimentalists in the design (geometry, flow regimes…) of stellarator parts and in-house experiments

Qualifications -essential:

  • PhD in mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computational science or related field
  • 3+ years experience in numerical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic flows
  • 3+ years hands on experience with a CFD software such as ANSYS/HIMAG/openfoam or equivalent
  • Free-surface and multiphase flows modeling, turbulence closing schemes, heat and mass transfers
  • Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts clearly and concisely
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Familiarity with technologies relevant to the nuclear sector (fission and/or fusion)
  • Programming skills in a scientific computing language (python, matlab, c++, fortran…)
  • Computer-Aided Design modeling and meshing
  • High performance and parallel computing
  • Post-processing of large datasets

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 2 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Material engineer / chemical engineer / metallurgist for liquid lithium applications -- Liquid Metals

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a talented, energetic and creative material engineer / chemical engineer / metallurgist for liquid lithium applications such as our in-house experiments involving High-Temperature Superconductors and for our stellarators Chartreuse 1 and Chartreuse 2.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Identify the materials to be used in in-house experiments and fusion power plants, which are compatible with liquid lithium flows at high temperatures
    • Identify the materials to be used in in-house experiments and fusion power plants, which are compatible with liquid lithium flows at high temperatures
    • Design and operate experiments to conduct static and dynamic liquid lithium corrosion tests on structural materials
    • Characterize corrosion products and changes in the microstructure of samples
    • Carry out physical-chemical measurements to determine the phase transitions and precipitation of lithium hydride, lithium deuteride and lithium tritide
    • Setup and sustain external collaborations with academic and/or industrial partners on corrosion topics
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Assist mechanical engineers and experimentalists in the design and construction of stellarator parts and in-house experiments (choice of materials, surface treatments, safety regulations…)

Qualifications -essential:

  • PhD degree or equivalent in materials science, chemical engineering, metallurgy or related field
  • 3+ years experience in liquid metal chemistry
  • 3+ years hands on experience in surface characterization: microscopy (optical, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy…), spectroscopy (X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy…)
  • Physical metallurgy, crystallography, surface chemistry, kinetics, mass transfers, reduction-oxydation
  • Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Experience with health and safety requirements for the handling of flammable/hot/toxic solids, liquids and gases in general, and alkali in particular
  • Experience in isotopic separation
  • Corrosion modeling and thermodynamic modeling
  • Familiarity with materials and processes used in the nuclear sector (fission and/or fusion)

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 2 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Physicist -- Thin Film Deposition

Start on/afterJune 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Here we are looking for an outstanding, project-driven physicist to model, construct and experimentally characterize High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) tapes. The tapes will either be freshly made or will have been exposed to neutrons and mechanical or thermal solicitations. Additional, important areas of research will include superconducting joints and quench prediction, prevention, detection and mitigation. The position will be primarily experimental, but the candidate should be versed in both theory and experiment, able to get from one inspiration for the other. Modeling and characterization will embrace the micro-, meso- and macroscopic point of view.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Microscopically characterize HTS films produced in-house (electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry etc.).
    • Measure the critical current, temperature and field of HTS films produced in-house. Relate this performance to the microscopic characterization and to the manufacturing process, and advise how to improve it.
    • Investigate neutronic degradation of HTS films and performance. Develop methods to mitigate it.
    • Numerically model the current distribution within the HTS film.
    • Modify and install the HTS tapes in special geometries suitable for stellarators and other applications.
    • Model, measure and interpret the effect of mechanical solicitations on the critical temperature, current and field.
    • Design, manufacture and test joints for connecting HTS tapes.
    • Develop a predictive/interpretive model of quenches in our HTS magnets.
    • Design, manufacture and test quench sensors, as well as mitigation systems.
    • Disseminate work in scientific publications and at international conferences.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Manufacture and continuously improve HTS films in collaboration with the rest of the HTS team. Operate the machines for physical and chemical vapor deposition.
    • Suggest improvements to the machines and/or processes, based on modeling and experimental results.
    • Provide the Fusion Engineering and Science teams with accurate information on the capabilities and limitations of the HTS films, and advice on their integration in stellarators and in non-fusion magnets.

Qualifications -essential:

  • PhD degree in physics, nuclear, chemical or electrical engineering, materials science or related field, or equivalently:
    • Master’s degree + 2 years of research or professional experience, or
    • Bachelor’s degree + 4 years of research or professional experience.
  • Experience designing magnet solutions with HTS coils
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Research experience in plasma physics.
  • Experience with whole device modeling
  • Coding experience in Python, Matlab or other programming language.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 2 out of the 4 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Buyer

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid-metal (LM) walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion products within 2 years and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for an efficient, energetic and creative buyer for the cross-functional activities of Renaissance Fusion to source local and international suppliers, reduce costs by optimizing supplies and by identifying purchasing synergies.

Our team is young, agile, international, and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Source and evaluate suppliers and keep up to date with commercial and technological developments.
    • Evaluate and negotiate prices based on a total cost approach (price, quality, terms of payment, delivery schedule, transport, services, deadlines, etc.).
    • Place orders and follow them up with internal purchase requesters and suppliers.
    • Provide professional and technical support in strategic procurement for the category(ies) of goods or services targeted.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Analyse needs in close consultation with internal purchase requesters (engineers, scientists, etc.) and identify opportunities for optimization and cost reduction in collaboration with the various teams.
    • Prepare the documentation for the submission of purchases to the approvers and the treasurer.
    • Participate in the market analysis of suppliers and the choice of supply strategies, following the analysis of expenditure.
    • Participate in the impact analysis of the proposed strategies on the total cost of ownership (internal and external).

Qualifications -essential:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in degree in business administration, commerce, or another relevant field.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in sourcing activities.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Experience with:
    • commercial context and supply chain
    • general conditions of sale
    • purchasing chain (purchase request, purchase order, delivery and billing)

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Knowledge of any other language.
  • 2+ years of experience in contract management.
  • Previous exposure to cutting-edge technology and R&D environments.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 2 out of the 4 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Project Engineer

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.  

Specifically, we are looking for an experienced and talented Project Engineer to structure our main projects: designing and building a physical vapor deposition (PVD) machine, a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machine, several other testing machines, and liquid metal walls experiments. 

Our team is young, agile, international, and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Structure the different projects: PBS (Product Breakdown Structure) & WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) 
    • Create & update the risk analysis 
    • Make regular reviews with the project teams to monitor the progress & update the project plan if needed 
    • Create & update the main reporting dashboard for each project 
    • Build the deliverable list 
    • Write the specifications for the turnkey workpackages that will be outsourced
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Formalize the project documentation for the different milestones 
    • Make planning reviews with our suppliers/partners 
    • Keep the project under control: schedule, budget & quality

Qualifications -essential:

  • Project engineer/Industrial engineer Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts in a clear, concise manner 
  • 5+ years of experience in managing complex technical projects 
  • 3+ years of experience in managing suppliers & partners 
  • 3+ years of experience in Microsoft Project 
  • Very good level of English (B2 minimum)
  • Ability to push & motivate the team towards a time-bound objective 
  • Ability and drive to engage with a team of scientists and engineers, understand complex descriptions and needs, and ability to translate them into a structured planning 
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team 
  • You are organized and structured

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Fluent in French (to exchange more directly with French suppliers & partners) 
  • Any experience related to physics project or experiment would be a plus 
  • Some technical knowledge of HTS or film deposition or other industrial process as desirable

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 2 out of the 4 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Stellarator Coil Computational Physicist

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU, with the goal of solving the hardest and most rewarding energy problem: bringing fusion power to the grid. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting magnets, and liquid metal walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize this mission within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a talented computational physicist, applied mathematician or programmer to design the superconducting stellarator coils. The candidate will interact with the engineers to understand the manufacturing constraints, and with the equilibrium, transport and stability  teams to ensure the designed field meets the physics-imposed criteria.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Design the stellarator coils, in a computational framework flexible w.r.t. magnetic geometries and coil winding surfaces.
    • Develop and implement a combined plasma and coil optimization.
    • Leverage on the latest advances in artificial intelligence, and computational hardware (for example GPU based High-Performance computing architectures).
    • Stay up to date with the latest academic advances, initiate and maintain collaborations with the academic community, present results at conferences.
    • Respond in an agile and proactive way to changes in constraints and design;
    • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the RF HTS fabrication process to design novel solutions involving high field superconducting films; including solutions outside of stellarator applications.
    • Assist as needed on the coil design for non-fusion spin-offs.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Interact with the engineering division to ensure that the coils satisfy the hard limits and maximize performance from a material, mechanical, technological and economic standpoint.
    • Interact with the equilibrium, transport and physics groups to ensure that the design maximises physically desirable properties.
    • Interface the coil design framework with the analysis tools of the computational and physics departments, so that physics properties of any coil realization can rapidly be analysed.
    • Collaborate with the Mathematics and Computational departments to create, optimize, accelerate and deploy constrained optimization algorithms.

Qualifications -essential:

  • PhD in physics, mathematics or mathematical physics.
  • Excellent programming skills in modern programming languages (Python, C++).
  • Experience with modern coding practices; continuous integration, version control (git).
  • Experience interfacing legacy codes with modern programming languages.
  • Excellent mathematical skills and experience developing novel algorithms.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Strong communication skills and a proven record of disseminating results at conferences.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • PhD in Plasma Physics.
  • Experience in stellarator design.
  • Excellent programming skills in Fortran.
  • Experience in stellarator design.
  • Solid publication record in stellarator coil optimization.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 2 out of the 4 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Vacuum Engineer -- Thin Film Deposition

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a talented vacuum engineer to architect and build the vacuum system for our HTS deposition machines and HTS characterization machines. At a later stage of the project the vacuum engineer might participate in the design of the vacuum system of our stellarators Chartreuse 1 and Chartreuse 2.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Design, construct, test, trouble-shoot, maintain and continuously improve vacuum solutions to meet process engineers’ specifications for thin film deposition.
    • Verify the compliance of vacuum systems and components with HTS industry standards and with Renaissance Fusion’s specifications.
    • Work with vendors to identify and modify vacuum components for ultra-high vacuum, special vapors and special geometries.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Work closely with the whole HTS team to understand the multi-disciplinary requirements of the project (chemical, electric, magnetic, thermal etc.) project and adapt the vacuum system accordingly.
    • Integrate vacuum system with other sub-systems (electrical, cooling, cryogenic etc.).
    • Occasionally contribute to vacuum-related projects in Fusion Engineering or Liquid Metals or, conversely, integrate vacuum engineers from said teams, according to fluctuations in workload for the various groups.
    • Write internal and external documentation. Occasionally train internal and external users.

Qualifications -essential:

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in engineering, material science, applied physics or related field.
  • 3+ years of hands-on professional experience in vacuum technology.
  • 3+ years professional experience in setting specifications for large-scale complex vacuum systems under chemically, mechanically and thermally demanding conditions: vacuum pumps, valves, seals and gaskets in complex, vacuum diagnostics and control.
  • Experience in writing specifications and standard operation documents.
  • Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Ability and drive to engage with a team of scientists and engineers, understand complex descriptions and needs, and ability to translate them into vacuum requirements and “on time, on budget, on specs” designs.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • 1+ year industrial experience in vacuum systems for semiconductors and/or superconductors.
  • 1+ year R&D experience in vacuum systems for fusion research, particle accelerators or other large facilities.
  • 1+ year hands-on experience with systems containing liquid-vacuum interfaces.
  • 1+ year professional experience working with SolidWorks or other CAD software and ANSYS, COMSOL or other finite-element software.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 2 out of the 4 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Machinist -- Thin Film Deposition

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a skilled, resourceful machinist to lead the assembly of the structural parts of a physical vapor deposition (PVD) machine and a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machine. These systems will be used for the deposition of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) materials. At a later stage the machinist will build structural parts of systems for the characterization of HTS magnets.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Identify and procure “off the shelf” parts for the deposition machines.
    • Identify parts that need to be custom-made. Estimate time, costs and specs of outsourcing vs. internal manufacturing.
    • Construct structural parts of the deposition systems.
    • Machine in-house parts of the machines, outsource others to external manufacturers, and coordinate with them. Program CNC machines, both in-house and external.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Contribute to CAD designs and to writing specification documents, in collaboration with the HTS mechanical engineer.
    • Offer and receive feedback to/from other HTS team-members about essential requirements and desirable features for the PVD, CVD and other machines, e.g. regarding their mechanical, electrical, magnetic, vacuum, chemical, corrosion-resistance and thermal properties. Strive to integrate them in the machines or invent alternative solutions.
    • Machine parts required to meet other needs -beside PVD and CVD- in the HTS, Fusion Engineering and Liquid Metals groups. Examples include machines and devices for prototyping, manufacturing, mechanical tests, film characterization and high-field, low-temperature experiments.

Qualifications -essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in machining mechanical parts
  • 1+ Experience with SolidWorks
  • Ability and drive to engage with a team of scientists and engineers, understand complex descriptions and needs, and ability to translate them into technical requirements and “on time, on budget, on specs” designs.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and will to learn.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Experience in the semiconductor and/or superconductor industry.
  • Experience in machining or operating physical and/or chemical deposition machines.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 6 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 2 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Mechanical Engineer -- Thin Film Deposition

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a talented mechanical engineer to design and lead the assembly of the structural parts of a physical vapor deposition (PVD) machine and a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machine. These systems will be used for the deposition of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) materials. At a later stage the mechanical engineer will work on the design of the structural part of systems that will be used for the characterization of HTS magnets.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Define technical solutions to meet the process engineers’ specifications.
    • Conduct flow, structural and thermal simulations of the deposition processes by means of commercial finite-element software.
    • Realize CAD designs and write specification documents.
    • Supervise the in-house or outsourced construction of structural parts of the deposition and characterization systems.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Coordinate with the machinist, the electronic/electrical engineer, vacuum engineer, and other members of the HTS machines design team.
    • Occasionally assist other groups (Fusion Engineering and/or Liquid Metals) if they have a peak in workload in the areas of mechanical design and modeling. Equivalently, work with mechanical engineers from other groups, if HTS has a peak in mechanical design and modeling activities.

Qualifications -essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in machine design.
  • 1+ years of experience in mechanical parts machining.
  • 3+ years of experience with SolidWorks.
  • 3+ years of experience with ANSYS, COMSOL or other finite element software.
  • Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability and drive to engage with a team of scientists and engineers, understand complex descriptions and needs, and ability to translate them into technical requirements and “on time, on budget, on specs” designs.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and will to learn.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • MSc degree in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Previous experience in the semiconductor and/or superconductor industry.
  • Previous experience in designing physical and/or chemical deposition machines.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 9 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 3 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Machine programming Engineer -- Thin Film Deposition

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a talented SOFTWARE ENGINEER to design, implement and maintain the software of a physical vapor deposition (PVD) machine and a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machine. These systems will be used for the deposition of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) materials.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Define technical solutions to meet the process engineers’ specifications
    • Design, construct and test software of the deposition machines and, at a later stage, the diagnostics for film characterization and magnet testing.
    • Develop new algorithms for the machines control systems.
    • Program industrial PLCs & HMIs.
    • Write functional specifications.
    • Verify the compliance of the software with machine and part specifications.
    • Maintain the software of the deposition machines and the HTS characterization machines.
    • System troubleshooting.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Analyze the deposition functional needs.
    • Provide high-quality documentation of the software.
    • Integrate the software with all the other parts of the deposition machines.
    • Train users and write operation manuals.

Qualifications -essential:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, or industrial and systems engineering, or mechatronics, or computer science, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in software engineering of complex industrial systems.
  • Experience with Labview, Python and Matlab Simulink.
  • Experience in programming PLCs, HMIS, GPIB ports, serial communication, Arduino boards etc.
  • Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability and drive to engage with a team of scientists and engineers, understand complex descriptions and needs, and ability to translate them into technical requirements and “on time, on budget, on specs” designs.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and will to learn.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Previous experience in the semiconductor and/or superconductor industry.
  • Previous experience in designing physical and/or chemical deposition machines.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 2 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.

Electronic / electrical Engineer -- Thin Film Deposition

Start on/after: June 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: May 31, 2022
If a potentially good or excellent match, we will contact you within 1 week from applying.

 

Renaissance Fusion is the first Magnetic Confinement Fusion company in the EU. We are building the first net-energy producing stellarator by combining proprietary innovations in modular design, the manufacturing of next-generation High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) magnets, and liquid walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize our non-fusion HTS magnets within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Specifically, we are looking for a talented, energetic and creative electric and electronic engineer to design and lead the construction of electric and electronic systems for a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) machine and a Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) machine. These systems will be used for the deposition of HTS materials.

Our team is young, agile, international and based in the exciting city of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Define technical solution to meet process engineer’s specifications.
    • Design, construct and test the electronics of the deposition machines and, at a later stage, the diagnostics for film characterization and magnet testing.
    • Program industrial PLCs & HMIs.
    • Select control automation sensors, devices and components. Define and select electronic systems and instrumentation integration.
    • Wire instruments (power supplies, vacuum pumps etc.).
    • Develop new algorithms to control the machines’ control systems.
    • System troubleshooting.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Integrate the electronic part with all other parts of the film-deposition machines.
    • Maintain the electric and electronic hardware of the deposition and characterization machines.
    • Work closely with the rest of the HTS team, especially the software engineer.
    • Write and update high-quality documentation of electric and electronic systems and components.

Qualifications -essential:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in electric, electronic or mechatronic engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in engineering control and electronic complex systems.
  • Experience with Labview, Python and Matlab Simulink.
  • Experience in programming PLCs, HMIS, GPIB ports, serial communication, Arduino boards etc.
  • Written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain complicated concepts in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability and drive to engage with a team of scientists and engineers, understand complex descriptions and needs, and ability to translate them into technical requirements and “on time, on budget, on specs” designs.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • Previous experience in the semiconductor and/or superconductor industry.
  • Previous experience in designing physical and/or chemical deposition machines.

Application process:

  • Go to our Contact us form and
    1. Write at least 2-3 lines on why you are a good match for this position. Example: “I have all 8 essential qualifications listed in the job description (please explain). In fact, I do exceed some of them (please explain). In addition, I have 1 out of the 2 desirable qualifications (please explain) and I look forward to joining your team and working on this topic because…”
    2. Upload your cv AND 2-3 samples of your work (papers, presentations, reports, theses, drawings, etc.). After each upload, a new button will appear for further uploads. In case of difficulties, upload everything as a single zip file.