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Fusion Engineering
Head of Magnets, Vessel & Cryostat

Start on/after: December 1, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: September 10, 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 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 non-fusion HTS magnets and LM solutions within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Five technical leaders will be at the forefront of this exhilarating development and prototyping. With the present announcement we look for an experienced, world-class engineer and manager to form, inspire and lead the department of Magnet, Vessel and Cryostat (MVC) Engineering. The successful candidate will report directly to the CTO and work closely with the Heads of HTS film deposition, liquid metal R&D, fusion science and “heat, diagnostics and shielding”. He/she will deliver integrated systems consisting of vacuum vessels, HTS magnets and the associated cryogenic cooling. The systems, initially cylindrical, will be made compatible with LM operations at high temperature. We will then progress to toroidal geometry and fusion plasma operation. The Head of MVC will play a major role in first plasmas and seamless operation of a net-heat stellarator experiments and finally a net-electricity power-plant. He/she will also play a major role in non-fusion spin-offs deploying comparably strong, large and accurate magnets, vessels and cryostats – for medical imaging, energy storage and other fields.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities as a leader
    • Form and lead the Magnet, Vessel and Cryostat (MVC) department.
    • Grow the department to at least 8 engineers in the first 6 months. Play a major role in talent acquisition, including writing job descriptions and conducting job interviews. Proactively scout and attract talents.
    • Train the group-leaders and department heads of tomorrow.
    • As soon as appropriate, organize the department in groups. Appoint, empower, inspire and coordinate the group-leaders.
    • Spark and coordinate mission-driven brainstorm discussions, as needed. Contribute to them and to their rapid convergence to actionable decisions and designs.
    • Inspire, motivate and guide the MVC team to deliver outstanding designs and results. Foster and monitor advancements. Coordinate and enable the on-time, on-budget, on-specs accomplishment of technical milestones, including the first integrated HTS-LM demonstrator, non-fusion and fusion magnets, experimental and commercial stellarators.
    • Conduct conceptual and detailed design reviews.
    • Make timely decisions and recommendations based on the information available.
    • Plan for safe prototyping and operations in harsh nuclear environments characterized by high mechanical stresses, strong magnetic fields, high electrical currents, very high and low temperatures, high-pressure gases and liquids, etc.
    • Design and lead experiments to de-risk MVC systems and test them to their limits.
    • Supervise the preparation of internal technical documentation as well as technical specifications for calls for tender, and follow up on their progress.
    • Agree with team-members their quarterly and yearly objectives, and personal development plans (courses, summer schools etc.). Follow up on them. Resolve conflicts. Identify and address individual and team needs.
  • Responsibilities as an individual
    • Doer/manager. You will mostly be a manager, but we expect you to lead by example and not lose contact with your older self, when you were a great doer. In other words, we expect you to occasionally contribute to design and modeling, in person.
    • Prepare and deliver overview papers and keynote talks at research conferences.
    • Identify partners (suppliers, customers, collaborators, testing facilities etc.) by leveraging on your own network as well as the company network and expanding them. Set up and cultivate partnerships and collaborations. Maximize co-creation of value.
  • Responsibilities as a team-player (w.r.t. to other company departments, external stakeholders etc.)
    • Receive/give feedback from/to team members.
    • Work closely with (internal):
      • The CTO
      • The Head of HTS film deposition, for example on mechanical properties of HTS tapes, substrates and holding structures.
      • The Head of liquid metal R&D, for example on cooling requirements and corrosion-resistant materials.
      • The Head of fusion science, for example on the optimal plasma boundary shape, coil winding surfaces and HTS corrugations.
      • The Head of heat, diagnostics and shielding, for example on port sizes and locations, and interface systems.
      • The Chief Project Officer (CPO), on MVC project planning and its relation to other projects.
      • The Buyer, in managing contracts with custom part manufacturers.
      • The Financial Planner, on projections and allocations.
      • Business developers, to identify innovative fusion and non-fusion products, services, and markets for magnets, structures, vessels and cryostats.
    • Work closely with (external):
      • Suppliers
      • Sub-contracted machine shops, welders etc.
      • Commissioning agents and regulators

Qualifications -essential:

  • Professional experience
    • 15+ years of experience (at least 5 as a doer and 10 as a manager) -in international labs or in the industry- in design, modeling, manufacturing, and testing in at least 3 of the following areas:
      • Magnet technology
      • Vacuum technology
      • Structural engineering
      • Cryogenics
      • Heat transfer
  • Education
    • MS degree in electrical, industrial, mechanical or nuclear engineering, or closely related field.
    • Management certification or experience.
  • Language requirements
    • Fluent in English (C2)
  • Technical competences and demonstrated experience and ability in
    • Attracting and retaining world-class technical talents and making them grow professionally every day.
    • Managing and leading “big science” or “deep tech” teams to success in large, first-of-a-kind (FOAK) projects.
    • Meeting tight deadlines, high standards and budgetary constraints.
    • Modern CAD and simulation tools (multi-physics FEA, Monte Carlo, topology optimization etc.).
    • Designing and contributing to the successful construction and operation of high-field magnets, vessels, cryostats and related systems.
    • Meeting safety standards, including nuclear safety. Familiarity with French, US and international regulations.
    • 10+ publications in first-tier journals and 3+ invited or plenary talks at international conferences. Exceptional written and oral communication skills, and leadership of your past teams to exceptional publications and presentations.
    • 5+ patent families, as co-inventor. Leadership of your teams to exceptional patents.
    • Simplicity, elegance and a drive towards cost-minimization and commercialization.
    • Anticipating, identifying, and solving issues, technical challenges, and risks in complex projects, and taking corrective action within scope of responsibility.
    • Problem-solving. Attention to details and to the big picture. Ability to think outside of the box, inspire others to do likewise, instill a result-oriented mentality, fast pace, and enjoyable atmosphere.
    • Strategic project management: scheduling, measuring progress, managing risks, reporting.
    • Managing large, complex contracts. Measuring progress, managing risks, identifying issues and delays, developing recovery plans, negotiating cost, scope and schedule with international stakeholders.
    • Quality Assurance and Quality Control management and implementation.
  • Personal qualities:
    • Talent and passion for win-win collaborations.
    • Effective, efficient communication, negotiation, and persuasion. Ability to adjust content and style to different parties/audiences and situations. Interest in and ability to listen.
    • Result-driven mentality and focus. Willingness and ability to meet deadlines with high standards.
    • Ability to break down complex problems in small, manageable Ability to prioritize them based on relevance to the company mission and other metrics.
    • You are more than comfortable with a low Technical Readiness Level (TRL), with uncertainty and moving targets. In fact, you are thrilled by the challenge and committed to raise the TRL a.s.a.p.
    • Commitment to excellence, pragmatism, mutual trust, integrity, and to instill such values and a team mindset in your department.
    • Resilience to stress and a contagiously positive, pragmatic attitude in face of adversities.
    • “Start-up” approach to moonshots: frugal, fast-paced, iterative, risk-taking, “fail fast, learn fast”.
    • Openness to challenge traditional MVC design and manufacturing and to being challenged. Craving for cross-fertilization from outsiders and non-experts.
    • Willingness to travel to conferences, meet suppliers, partners, collaborators, inspect factories, testing facilities etc.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • PhD degree in electrical, industrial, mechanical or nuclear engineering, or closely related field.
  • Experience in designing, purchasing, testing or using:
    • HTS and/or Low Temperature Superconductivity (LTS).
    • Permanent magnets
    • Copper coils
    • Vacuum pumps and other vacuum equipment
    • Working fluids for heat extraction (water, supercritical CO2, liquid metals, etc.) and refrigeration (liquid N2, He gas, liquid He, etc.)
  • Experience or familiarity with one or more of the following industries: energy, electricity, big science, particle accelerators, medical, metallurgy, innovative materials.
  • French (B2).
  • Detailed knowledge of material parameters at cryogenic temperatures and in high magnetic fields.
  • Detailed knowledge of nuclear civil engineering, remote handling and waste management.

Application process:

Fusion Science
Head of Fusion Science

Start on/after: November 1, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: September 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 the manufacturing of 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 non-fusion HTS magnets and LM solutions within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.  

To learn more, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogqUkUBgmFY&themeRefresh=1

Five technical leaders will be at the forefront of this exhilarating development and prototyping. With the present we seek an energetic and energizing (pun intended 😉), goal-driven theoretical fusion plasma physicist with at least 10 years of post-doctoral experience to lead our Fusion Science department. We have a vision for the high-field stellarator power-plant of the future: simple, compact, efficient. This leader and the science department will proactively and responsively provide the engineering departments with the physical input and specifications to design and build the best, physically sound, robust stellarator possible. The ideal candidate has over 30 journal publications but is allergic to incremental results; hungers for disruptive results (but not plasma disruptions) and, indeed, broke new ground in quite a few of them -things that people remember and still use, not 4th order corrections. The ideal candidate is versed in numerical methods and is not OK with the solutions just “existing and being unique”; he/she finds them, quantitatively -and has the physical insight to vet them. He/she specialized in 2-3 sub-fields but is curious and knowledgeable in fusion theory in general, and already led with ability and success a group or department. The ideal candidate has exceptional physical intuition, 3D visualization and problem-solving skills. He/she develops theories that translate in buildable stuff; is abreast with experiments and inspired, provoked by them. The ideal candidate is focused, drives teams to success and is 200% committed to our mission of “bringing fusion energy out of the lab and onto the grid” in the 2030’s. Elegance and simplicity are a plus.

The Head of Fusion Science will work closely with the CTO, the Head of HTS Film Deposition, the Head of Magnets, Vessel & Cryostat (MVC) Engineering, the Head of Liquid Metal R&D and Head of Heat, Diagnostics and Shielding.

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

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities as a leader
    • Lead the Fusion Science department
    • Talent Acquisition, Growth & Retention
      • Grow department to 7 members in first 4 months. Play a major role in writing job descriptions and conducting job interviews. Proactively scout and attract talents.
      • Attract top 5% of MS students, PhD students and post-docs from national and international universities for 6 month – 3 year projects.
      • Oversee the formation of two groups in charge respectively of Burning Plasma Physics [alpha particle losses, Alfvén eigenmodes, control of He ashes and impurities, ignition etc.] and Optimization [of the plasma equilibrium, the Coil Winding Surface (CWS) and its “grooves”].
      • Appoint, empower, inspire and coordinate the groupleaders. Train the group-leaders of tomorrow.
    • Scientific leadership and service
      • Timely provide input, answers, and recommendations to engineering -based on the information available- to build the best stellarator possible.
      • Proactively and responsively enact calculations relevant to Renaissance Fusion (RF) mission.
      • Propose and help realizing and analyzing experiments on existing fusion devices and future RF devices to test predictions relevant to RF mission.
      • Doer/manager. At your level of responsibility, you will mostly be a leader and a manager, but we expect you to lead by example and not lose contact with your older self, when you were a great doer. That is, we expect you to walk around the desks and occasionally contribute -in person- to tough theory and modeling questions that colleagues might struggle with.
    • Scientific input to company strategy
      • Identify scientific needs, directions, priorities and goals in the short, medium and long term, to realize the company’s mission and vision of building and commercializing a stellarator power-plant.
      • Identify “gaps” in company’s know-how and skills and fill them as appropriate. Remedies include: reallocation of resources, new hires or outsourcing to external collaborators or providers.
      • Identifies scientific risks and opportunities and spearheads the team efforts to address them.
    • Culture
      • Promote a culture of collaboration, innovation and creativity.
      • Inspire, motivate and guide team to deliver outstanding results that serve and accelerate the company mission.
      • Spark and coordinate mission-driven brainstorm discussions, as needed. Contribute to them and to their rapid convergence to actionable decisions and simulations.
    • Scientific communication
      • Organize the department’s attendance of scientific conferences and workshops with the objective of presenting the department’s results, receiving feedback, learning about external developments and opportunities, and fostering new collaborations.
      • Ensure the publication and dissemination of scientific results.
      • Answer scientific questions and concerns posed by the investors, the media and other stakeholders, in collaboration with communication specialist.
      • Supervise the preparation of internal documentation of computer codes.
      • Lead the department to papers and patents aligned with the RF mission and schedule.
    • Management
      • Set quarterly and yearly scientific objectives, discuss them with the rest of the leading team (CEO, CTO, other Heads etc.) and coordinate them with other company’s objectives.
      • In collaboration with project managers, develop and execute a plan for the achievement of objectives.
      • Agree with team-members their quarterly and yearly objectives, and personal development plans (courses, summer schools etc.). Follow up on them. Resolve conflicts. Identify and address individual and team needs.
  • Responsibilities w.r.t. to other stakeholders
    • Receive/give feedback from/to team members.
    • Work closely with:
      • The CTO
      • The Head of HTS film deposition, for example on optimal CWS “grooves” that account for the physics of super-currents (following the path of minimum energy, not of minimum resistance, as resistance is zero).
      • The Head of liquid metal R&D, for example on the magnetohydrodynamic interaction of LMs with the plasma, the coils and vessel.
      • The Head of Magnets, Vessel & Cryostat, for example on the optimal laser-patterning for HTS magnets to generate accurate stellarator fields.
      • The Head of Heat, Diagnostics and Shielding, for example in modeling plasma heating and diagnostics specifications (energy, power, frequency, locations, directions etc.).
      • All Technical Leaders listed above about:
        • Writing quarterly newsletters and the Annual Technical Report & Plan to inform stakeholders of results and next steps.
        • Organizing yearly reviews by a team of independent, external reviewers and implementing their feedback.
        • Inviting external speakers to RF, organizing Summer Schools and similar events to keep the team informed of the latest developments, train new team-members and attract new ones.
        • Remotely organizing Research Opportunity Forums to solicit and discuss numerical and, when ready, experimental proposals from existing and new, potential collaborators.
      • The Chief Project Officer (CPO), on Fusion Science project planning and its relation to other projects.
      • Business developers, to identify innovative fusion and non-fusion products, services, and markets based on Fusion Science findings and developments.
    • Initiate and maintain scientific collaborations with the academia, national and international labs.
  • Identify partners (super-computing facilities, external services etc.) by leveraging on your own network as well as the company network and expanding them. Set up and cultivate partnerships and collaborations. Maximize co-creation of value.
  • Apply for research grants, typically in Public-Private Partnerships/consortia.
  • Arrange the co-sponsorship of PhD theses on topics of common interest for RF and top national and international universities.

Qualifications -essential:

  • Professional experience
    • 10+ years of post-doctoral research experience (at least 3 as a researcher and 7 as a group/department leader or faculty) in the physics of stellarators, tokamaks or other magnetic fusion configurations.
  • Education
    • PhD degree in physics, engineering or closely related field.
    • Management certification or equivalent experience.
  • Language requirements
    • Fluent in English (C2)
  • Technical competences and demonstrated experience and ability in
    • Attracting and retaining world-class technical talents and making them grow professionally every day.
    • Securing multi-million research grants.
    • 30+ highly cited publications in first-tier journals and 10+ invited or plenary talks at international conferences. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Leadership of your past teams to exceptional publications and presentations.
    • Meeting tight deadlines.
    • Simplicity, elegance and a drive towards cost-minimization and commercialization.
    • Understanding fusion engineering and plasma physics experiments. Efficiently, constructively communicating with engineers and experimentalists.
    • Anticipating, identifying, and solving technical challenges and risks in complex projects, and taking corrective action within scope of responsibility.
    • Problem-solving. Attention to details and to the big picture. Ability to think outside of the box, inspire others to do likewise, instill a result-oriented mentality, fast pace, and enjoyable atmosphere.
    • Basic project management: scheduling, measuring progress, managing risks, reporting.
  • Personal qualities:
    • Talent and passion for win-win collaborations.
    • Effective, efficient communication, negotiation, and persuasion. Ability to adjust content and style to different parties/audiences and situations. Interest in and ability to listen.
    • Result-driven mentality and focus. Willingness and ability to meet deadlines with high standards.
    • Ability to break down complex problems in small, manageable Ability to prioritize them based on relevance to the company mission and other metrics.
    • Comfortable with low Technical Readiness Level (TRL), with uncertainty and moving targets. In fact, you are thrilled by the challenge and committed to raise the TRL a.s.a.p.
    • Commitment to excellence, pragmatism, mutual trust, integrity, and to instill such values and a team mindset in your department.
    • Resilience to stress and a contagiously positive, pragmatic attitude in face of adversities.
    • “Start-up” approach to moonshots: frugal, fast-paced, iterative, risk-taking, “fail fast, learn fast”.
    • Openness to challenge traditional techniques and to being challenged. Craving for cross-fertilization from outsiders and non-experts.
    • Willingness to travel to conferences, meet collaborators.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • French (B2).

Application process:

High-Temperature Superconductors
Head of HTS Film Deposition

Start on/after: November 1, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: September 10, 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 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 non-fusion HTS magnets and LM solutions within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.

Five technical leaders will be at the forefront of this exhilarating development and prototyping. With the present announcement we look for an experienced, world-class engineer and manager to grow, inspire and lead the department of HTS Film Deposition to world-changing prototypes in 2 years and to scale-up and volume production in years to come. The Head of HTS Film Deposition will “push the envelope” of the field in many directions: width of tapes, time of manufacturing, number of HTS layers, substrate geometries (flexible and rigid, 2D and 3D). We are not going for few %; we are going for improvements of at least 5x and, in some metrics, 1,000x, and we are looking for someone up to the challenge, from the HTS or other thin film deposition industries (semiconductors, optical coatings, aero-space, photovoltaics, LED and OLED screens, MEMS, automotive coatings…). The successful candidate will deliver HTS tapes and HTS-coated surfaces of insane performance. The Magnets, Vessel & Cryostat (MVC) department will assemble them into strong, large, accurate HTS magnets for magnetic fusion energy (stellarators, tokamaks, spherical tokamaks and others) and non-fusion spin-offs.  The Head of HTS Film Deposition will work closely with the CTO and the Heads of MVC Engineering, Liquid Metal R&D, Fusion Science and “Heat, Diagnostics and Shielding”.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities as a leader
    • Lead the HTS Film Deposition department.
    • Oversee and integrate all HTS film-deposition activities, including substrate preparation, Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), post-processing (annealing, laser-patterning, etc.), characterization (profilometry, X-Ray Diffractometry etc.), testing (critical current, mechanical properties etc.).
    • Grow the department from the current 7 team-members to 15 in the first 6 months. Play a major role in talent acquisition, including writing job descriptions and conducting job interviews. Proactively scout and attract talents.
    • Organize the department in groups or teams. Two teams (PVD and CVD) are ready to be formed. Appoint, empower, inspire and coordinate the group-leaders. Train the group-leaders of tomorrow.
    • Spark and coordinate mission-driven brainstorm discussions, as needed. Contribute to them and to their rapid convergence to actionable decisions and designs.
    • Inspire, motivate and guide the HTS Film Deposition team to concurrently deliver outstanding results in several technical and commercial metrics:
      • tape width,
      • number of HTS layers per tape,
      • critical current at high field,
      • type of substrate (flexible/rigid, thin/thick, 2D/3D etc.),
      • efficiency of deposition process,
      • resilience to mechanical stress and delamination,
      • durability and deterioration due to thermal cycling and oxidation,
      • neutron damage and irradiation limits in displacements per atom (dpa),
      • overall manufacturing time,
      • fixed and variable costs, etc.
    • Monitor, coordinate and enable the on-time, on-budget, on-specs accomplishment of technical milestones.
    • Conduct conceptual and detailed design reviews of film deposition machines, setups for film characterization, etc.
    • Make timely decisions and recommendations based on the information available.
    • Plan and ensure safe operations in harsh environments characterized by strong magnetic fields, high electrical currents, cryogenic temperatures, fumes etc.
    • Design and lead experiments (in house and/or in external facilities) to characterize and test HTS tapes to their limits, including quench.
    • Supervise the preparation of internal technical documentation as well as technical specifications for calls for tender, and follow up on their progress.
    • Agree with team-members their quarterly and yearly objectives, and personal development plans (courses, summer schools etc.). Follow up on them. Resolve conflicts. Identify and address individual and team needs.
  • Responsibilities as an individual
    • Doer/manager. You will have the highest level of responsibility in HTS. At that level, you will mostly be a leader and a manager, but we expect you to lead by example and not lose contact with your older self, when you were a great doer. That is, we expect you to walk around the desks and the lab, and occasionally contribute -in person- to tough modeling, processes, and measurements that less experienced colleagues might struggle with.
    • Prepare and deliver overview papers and keynote talks at research conferences.
    • Identify partners (suppliers, customers, collaborators, testing facilities etc.) by leveraging on your own network as well as the company network and expanding them. Set up and cultivate partnerships and collaborations. Maximize co-creation of value.
  • Responsibilities as a team-player (w.r.t. to other company departments, external stakeholders etc.)
    • Receive/give feedback from/to team members.
    • Work closely with (internal):
      • The CTO
      • The Head of HTS film deposition, for example on HTS tape properties (electrical, thermal, mechanical, neutronic, etc.), on how to turn outstanding HTS tapes in outstanding HTS magnets, and how tapes and magnets can optimize each other.
      • The Head of liquid metal R&D, for example on how much neutronic shielding (thus, LM materials and thickness) do HTS need.
      • The Head of fusion science, for example on the optimal laser-patterning for HTS magnets to generate accurate stellarator fields.
      • The Head of heat, diagnostics and shielding, for example on additional neutron shielding besides the one provided by LMs, as well as on sensors of hot spots and quenches.
      • The Chief Project Officer (CPO), on HTS project planning and its relation to other projects.
      • The Buyer, in managing contracts with custom part manufacturers.
      • The Financial Planner, on projections and allocations.
      • The CTO, CPO, Buyer, Financial Planner, and other colleagues, to discuss and make recommendations on “make or buy” decisions.
      • Business developers, to identify innovative fusion and non-fusion products, services, and markets for HTS tapes and HTS-coated, laser-patterned surfaces.
    • Work closely with (external):
      • Suppliers
      • Sub-contracted polishing, machine shops, etc.
      • Commissioning agents.
      • Facilities for characterization of materials under neutron bombardment.
  • Responsibilities as an individual
    • Doer/manager. You will have the highest level of responsibility in HTS. At that level, you will mostly be a leader and a manager, but we expect you to lead by example and not lose contact with your older self, when you were a great doer. That is, we expect you to walk around the desks and the lab, and occasionally contribute -in person- to tough modeling, processes, and measurements that less experienced colleagues might struggle with.
    • Prepare and deliver overview papers and keynote talks at research conferences.
    • Identify partners (suppliers, customers, collaborators, testing facilities etc.) by leveraging on your own network as well as the company network and expanding them. Set up and cultivate partnerships and collaborations. Maximize co-creation of value.
  • Responsibilities as a team-player (w.r.t. to other company departments, external stakeholders etc.)
    • Receive/give feedback from/to team members.
    • Work closely with (internal):
      • The CTO
      • The Head of HTS film deposition, for example on HTS tape properties (electrical, thermal, mechanical, neutronic, etc.), on how to turn outstanding HTS tapes in outstanding HTS magnets, and how tapes and magnets can optimize each other.
      • The Head of liquid metal R&D, for example on how much neutronic shielding (thus, LM materials and thickness) do HTS need.
      • The Head of fusion science, for example on the optimal laser-patterning for HTS magnets to generate accurate stellarator fields.
      • The Head of heat, diagnostics and shielding, for example on additional neutron shielding besides the one provided by LMs, as well as on sensors of hot spots and quenches.
      • The Chief Project Officer (CPO), on HTS project planning and its relation to other projects.
      • The Buyer, in managing contracts with custom part manufacturers.
      • The Financial Planner, on projections and allocations.
      • The CTO, CPO, Buyer, Financial Planner, and other colleagues, to discuss and make recommendations on “make or buy” decisions.
      • Business developers, to identify innovative fusion and non-fusion products, services, and markets for HTS tapes and HTS-coated, laser-patterned surfaces.
    • Work closely with (external):
      • Suppliers
      • Sub-contracted polishing, machine shops, etc.
      • Commissioning agents.
      • Facilities for characterization of materials under neutron bombardment.

Qualifications -essential:

  • Professional experience
    • 15+ years of experience (at least 5 as a doer and 10 as a manager) -in international labs or in the industry- in design, modeling, manufacturing, and testing in at least 5 of the following areas:
      • Metallurgy, polishing and other surface treatments
      • Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)
      • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
      • Thin film characterization
      • Vacuum technology
      • Cryogenics
      • High magnetic fields
      • Mechanical testing
    • Education
      • PhD degree in material science, physics, engineering or closely related field.
      • Management certification or equivalent experience.
    • Language requirements
      • Fluent in English (C2)
    • Technical competences and demonstrated experience and ability in
      • Prototyping and scaling up to volume production innovative thin film deposition processes, not necessarily for HTS. Other industries of interest include semiconductors, optical coatings, aero-space, photovoltaics, LED and OLED screens, MEMS, automotive coatings.
      • Attracting and retaining world-class technical talents and making them grow professionally every day.
      • Managing and leading teams to success in first-of-a-kind (FOAK) projects.
      • If coming from the academia: 30+ publications in first-tier journals and 10+ invited or plenary talks at international conferences. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Leadership of your past teams to exceptional publications and presentations.
      • If coming from the industry: 20+ patent families, as co-inventor. Leadership of your teams to exceptional patents.
      • Meeting tight deadlines, high standards and budgetary constraints.
      • Meeting safety standards.
      • Simplicity, elegance and a drive towards cost-minimization and commercialization.
      • Anticipating, identifying, and solving technical challenges and risks in complex projects, and taking corrective action within scope of responsibility.
      • Problem-solving. Attention to details and to the big picture. Ability to think outside of the box, inspire others to do likewise, instill a result-oriented mentality, fast pace, and enjoyable atmosphere.
      • Strategic project management: scheduling, measuring progress, managing risks, reporting.
      • Contract management: measuring progress, managing risks, identifying issues and delays, developing recovery plans, negotiating cost, scope and schedule.
    • Personal qualities:
      • Talent and passion for win-win collaborations.
      • Effective, efficient communication, negotiation, and persuasion. Ability to adjust content and style to different parties/audiences and situations. Interest in and ability to listen.
      • Result-driven mentality and focus. Willingness and ability to meet deadlines with high standards.
      • Ability to break down complex problems in small, manageable Ability to prioritize them based on relevance to the company mission and other metrics.
      • Comfortable with low Technical Readiness Level (TRL), with uncertainty and moving targets. In fact, you are thrilled by the challenge and committed to raise the TRL a.s.a.p.
      • Commitment to excellence, pragmatism, mutual trust, integrity, and to instill such values and a team mindset in your department.
      • Resilience to stress and a contagiously positive, pragmatic attitude in face of adversities.
      • “Start-up” approach to moonshots: frugal, fast-paced, iterative, risk-taking, “fail fast, learn fast”.
      • Openness to challenge traditional techniques and to being challenged. Craving for cross-fertilization from outsiders and non-experts.
      • Willingness to travel to conferences, meet suppliers, partners, collaborators, inspect factories, testing facilities etc.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • First-hand experimental experience in
    • Magnetron sputtering
    • Ion Beam Assisted Deposition (IBAD)
    • Metal Organic CVD (MOCVD)
    • High magnetic field measurements.
  • French (B2).
  • Detailed knowledge of material parameters at cryogenic temperatures and in high magnetic fields.

Application process:

Assembly Technician

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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.

Electrical Engineer -- Thin Film Deposition

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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.

Physicist -- Thin Film Deposition

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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.

Polishing Engineer

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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 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.

Vacuum Engineer

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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.

Liquid metals
Head of Liquid Metal R&D

Start on/afterOctober 1, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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 walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize non-fusion HTS magnets and liquid metal solutions within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.   

Imagine gravity-defying free-surface liquid metal layers, 0.5 m thick. Imagine them to coat the inside (“ceiling”, walls and “floor”) of the fusion device, and flow at several m/s. Can you picture that? Good. Now imagine being the leader of the Department that will make this a reality. Such heat-removing, neutron-shielding layers will be key to the commercial success of fusion with our approach and, we believe, with any other sensible approach. Excited? Keep reading. 

We are looking for an experienced, world-class engineer, physicist or material-scientist to inspire and lead the Liquid Metal R&D Department. The department will initially consist of 7 scientists, engineers and technicians, and is expected to double in size within 3 years. 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Individual responsibilities
    • Form and lead the liquid metal department. Present status: 1 position filled and 6 positions advertised, of which 2 in advanced interview stage.
    • Doer/manager. Occasionally contribute to experiments and calculations. Regularly spark fruitful, objective-driven scientific discussions and contribute to them.
    • Write overview research papers and deliver keynote talks at research conferences.
    • Identify potential partners (suppliers, customers, academic collaborators etc.). Set up and cultivate collaborations. Maximize co-creation of value.
    • Monitor, foster and inspire advancements by the liquid metal team. Coordinate and enable the on-time, on-budget, on-specs accomplishment of technical milestones, including but not limited to:
      • Liquid Metal (LM) pumps.
      • Closed loops, ducted.
      • Full coverage of cylinder interiors with free-surface, flowing, gravity-defying thick LM. Extension to more complicated, larger surfaces.
      • Feedback stabilization of LM instabilities.
      • Control of multi-phase LM flows containing solid pebbles. 
      • Minimization of corrosion and removal of corrosion by-products.
      • Tritium extraction.
      • Lithium enrichment.
      • Integration of LMs with High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) coils and within the whole fusion device.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Receive/give feedback from/to team members. 
    • Work closely with the CTO, the Head of HTS manufacturing and Heads of Engineering. Set directions for the LM department in collaboration with them, as well as other technical leaders (internal and external) and internal team-members. Similarly, help setting non-LM goals, especially if affecting or affected by LMs. 
    • Work closely with internal and external colleagues on the neutronic characterization of LMs, their substrates and related materials.
    • Quickly adapt to new internal information (delays, new results etc.). Work with an analyst to follow technical and commercial progress by LM competitors, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders, and (re)act accordingly.

Qualifications -essential:

  • PhD degree in physics or in electrical, mechanical or nuclear engineering, or in materials science .
  • 10+ years of experimental research experience in liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics (LMMHD) in the academia, or in (inter)national labs, or in the industry.
  • 2+ years of experience and proven ability to manage and lead “big science” or “deep tech” projects and teams.
  • World-class publication record, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and commitment to driving the LM department to exceptional publications and presentations. 
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills. Attention to details and to the big picture. Ability to think outside of the box, inspire others to do likewise, instill a result-oriented mentality, fast pace and enjoyable atmosphere. 
  • Ability to identify non-traditional applications of LMs (materials, subsystems such as pumps, sensors etc., and full systems) and to align innovation with commercial attractiveness. 
  • Good understanding of and connections with the LM ecosystem (suppliers, customers, collaborators etc.). 
  • Experience working safely with liquid Li, Na or other hot, flammable, corrosive fluids.  
  • Ability to break down complex problems in small, manageable tasks. Ability to prioritize them based on relevance to the company mission and other metrics.
  • Ability to inspire, stimulate and align scientific discussions within the LM department. Ability to translate them into actionable plans and lead the team to successful, timely execution.

Qualifications -desirable:

  • 2+ years of research experience in LMs applied to nuclear fusion, fission, metallurgy or for the automotive or medical industry.   
  • 2+ years of experience in high temperature operation, heat extraction and heat transfer. 

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.

Liquid Metal Experimentalist - Stabilization

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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 walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize non-fusion HTS magnets and liquid metal solutions within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.   

Imagine gravity-defying free-surface liquid metal layers, up to 0.5 m thick. Imagine them to coat the inside (“ceiling”, “walls”, and “floor”) of the fusion device, and flow at several m/s. Can you picture that? Good. Such heat-removing, neutron-shielding layers will be key to the commercial success of fusion. Now imagine being one of the main “hands on” actors of this revolution. Excited? Keep reading. 

We are looking for a talented EXPERIMENTALIST in FLOW CONTROL and ACTUATION to design, implement and run the control loops used to STABILIZE gravity-defying layers of flowing liquid metal. 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Identify the relevant length-scales and time-scales of the flow instabilities taking place in in-house liquid metal (LM) experiments. 
    • Make or buy suitable hardware and software to control instabilities. Demonstrate open loop stabilization. 
    • Build and improve space- and time-resolved diagnostics of LM thicknesses and flowrate (resistive, capacitive, etc.). 
    • Design, build and successfully test the closed-loop feedback system. 
    • Scale up sensing, actuating and feedback solutions from small demonstrators to large industrial facilities in harsh environments. Maximize Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Inspectability (RAMI).
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Contribute to the experimental demonstration of stabilizing gravity-defying LM flows. 
    • Contribute to the scale-up of Renaissance Fusion’s integrated HTS-LM demonstrator to industry-relevant scales. 
    • Work with in-house material scientists and experimentalists to optimize the sensing and actuating electrodes, substrates, inlets, outlets, diagnostics ports and other parts in terms of wettability, resistance to corrosion, electric and thermal conductivity, flow perturbation etc. 

Qualifications -essential:

  • MSc in electrical, control, mechanical engineering (fluid mechanics/hydraulics) or equivalent. 
  • Hands-on experience in implementing and running flow control systems, especially with electrical actuators. 
  • 2+ years of programming experience in Labview, Python, Matlab simulink or equivalent.
  • Real time signal processing.
  • 1+ years of experience in handling low voltage, high current actuation systems. 

Qualifications -desirable:

  • PhD in electrical, control, mechanical engineering (fluid mechanics/hydraulics) or equivalent. 
  • Knowledge of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic flow instabilities.
  • 1+ years of theoretical understanding of and experimental experience in surface physics (wetting, contact resistances, etc.).
  • 1+ years of experience in setting up, calibrate and interpret flow diagnostics (ultrasound velocimetry, electric potential measurements, etc.). 

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.

Liquid Metal MHD Modeler

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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.

Liquid Metal Pump Specialist

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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 walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize non-fusion HTS magnets and liquid metal solutions within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.   

Imagine gravity-defying free-surface liquid metal layers, up to 0.5 m thick. Imagine them to coat the inside (“ceiling”, “walls”, and “floor”) of the fusion device, and flow at several m/s. Can you picture that? Good. Such heat-removing, neutron-shielding layers will be key to the commercial success of fusion. Now imagine being one of the main “hands on” actors of this revolution. Excited? Keep reading. 

We are looking for a talented EXPERIMENTALIST to design, assemble, benchmark and improve INDUCTION PUMPs to initiate and sustain ducted and free-surface LIQUID METAL FLOWs in Renaissance Fusion’s experimental facilities and industrial demonstrators. 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • Design, build, test and compare different induction pumps for liquid metals (rotary and linear designs, based on electromagnets or permanent magnets). 
    • Down-select promising designs and iteratively optimize them, going back and forth from the lab to the proverbial drawing board. 
    • Carry out electromagnetic, mechanical (e.g. vibrations) and fluid characterization of pumps. 
    • Lead scale-up and modularization of pumps from few l/s to several m³/s. 
    • Build non-destructive pump diagnostics, flowmeters, flow-rate controls and other ancillary systems.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Give and receive feedback from the experimentalists and designers of Renaissance Fusion’s LM demonstrators. 
    • Contribute to the experimental demonstration of driving gravity-defying LM layers. 
    • Contribute to the scale up of induction pumps allowing Renaissance Fusion to build industrial-size LM demonstrators

Qualifications -essential:

  • MSc in electrical, mechanical, nuclear engineering or equivalent. 
  • 3+ years of experience in at least one of the following: designing, ordering, testing, characterizing or operating electrical motors or systems based on electrical motors. 
  • Fundamental understating of electrical motors.
  • Fundamental understanding of induction pumps.
  • 1+ years of experimental experience in fluid dynamics or thermohydraulics. 

Qualifications -desirable:

  • PhD in electrical, mechanical, nuclear engineering or equivalent. 
  • Experience with LM loops (e.g. corrosion and cavitation).
  • Knowledge of magnetohydrodynamic instabilities occurring in induction pumps. 

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.

Liquid Metal Technician

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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 walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize and commercialize non-fusion HTS magnets and liquid metal solutions within 2 years, and fusion magnets and integrated fusion solutions within 10 years.   

Imagine gravity-defying free-surface liquid metal layers, up to 0.5 m thick. Imagine them to coat the inside (“ceiling”, “walls”, and “floor”) of the fusion device, and flow at several m/s. Can you picture that? Good. Such heat-removing, neutron-shielding layers will be key to the commercial success of fusion. Now imagine being one of the main “hands on” actors of this revolution. Excited? Keep reading. 

We are looking for a TECHNICIAN to join a team of scientists and engineers and enable liquid metal applications to fusion and other fields. The successful candidate will prepare liquid alloys, handle them in experiments, build and operate experimental setups and ancillary systems -for both internal experimentation and external sale. 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Individual research responsibilities
    • “Cook” liquid metal alloys according to existing and new “recipes”, initially in small batches. 
    • Scale up liquid alloy production to large batches. 
    • Select and operate low-voltage, high-current power supplies for active flow and thickness control of liquid metal (LM) layers. 
    • Build support structures for LM experiments. 
    • Install electrodes and other sensors and actuators. 
    • Set up, calibrate and operate electric, ultrasound and optical diagnostics of LM thickness and flow-rate. Set up the lighting for reproducible optical measurements with short exposure, hi rep rate measurements (fast cameras). 
    • Clean LM experimental setup after wetting, splashing, instabilities etc. to maintain a clear view for optical diagnostics.  
    • On field work, both on-site or off-site (at client’s site) for installation of new LM sub-assemblies such as pumps or diagnostics, or full systems, such as LM loops or closed-loop feedback stabilization systems.
  • Responsibilities as a team member
    • Work closely with the other experimental members of the LM department, namely the LM experimentalist, the LM pump specialist, the LM stabilization specialist and the material scientist in charge of corrosion, tritium separation and other issues. Help the whole LM team making their experiments and products a success. 
    • Give feedback on improving the specifications and scaling up the production of LM materials, subsystems (pumps etc.) and full systems. 
    • Occasionally assist the building manager and the safety engineer in designing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining the building layout, the safe and environmentally responsible exhaust of vapors and disposal of solid and liquid by-products, handling of dangerous items and materials, and installation of systems to detect and respond to fires and other hazards in the lab. 

Qualifications -essential:

  • Brevet de technicien supérieur (BTS) from France or equivalent 2-year Diploma of Advanced Technician from other country, including electrical habilitations. 
  • Broad range of technical skills: mechanical, chemical, materials, thermal, vacuum, cryogenic. 
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics (LMMHD) in the academia, or in (inter)national labs, or in the industry. 
  • Ability to identify non-traditional applications of liquid metals (materials, subsystems such as pumps, sensors etc., and full systems). 
  • Good understanding of and connections with the liquid metal ecosystem (suppliers, customers, collaborators etc.).
  • Experience working safely with liquid Li, Na or other hot, flammable, corrosive fluids.
  • Commitment to and experience in following good practice and national and international Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) norms and regulations. 

Qualifications -desirable:

  • 2+ years of experience as technician in a research lab or industrial environment (preferably power plant). 
  • 2+ years of experience with liquid metal tests
  • Certification in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) matters. 
  • Good understanding of and connections with machine-shops, welders and other professionals, for possible outsourcing of some tasks. 

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.

General, administrative & business
Executive Assistant

Start on/after: October 1, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: September 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, 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 (HTS) magnets, and Liquid Metal (LM) walls. We are forming a team of the brightest, most driven scientists and engineers to realize this mission within 10 years.

 To support the operations of such young, agile and international group, we are now looking for an experienced executive assistant. He/she will manage the administrative work and support operations, logistics, accounting and human resources in various ways.

 Our office is based in Fontaine, just outside of Grenoble, by the French Alps.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • General administrative tasks
    • Act as the point of contact among executives, employees and other external partners
    • Manage executives’ calendars, make travel arrangements and organization related to customers visits
    • Organize meetings with internal and external stakeholders
    • Take, screen and re-direct incoming phone calls as necessary
    • Manage incoming and outgoing correspondence
    • Be the main recipient for enquiries through the company webpage and distribute as necessary
    • Organize and maintain the office filing system
    • Keep track of necessary office certifications and related equipment (e.g. first aid, electrical safety, fire safety), and organize renewals accordingly
  • Logistics support
    • Act as an office manager by ensuring procurement of routine office supplies and other material
    • Provide support for one-off office purchases (e.g. furniture)
    • Purchase non-technical equipment once the expense has been approved, and follow-up on the ordering, shipping and warehousing of all parts and materials
  • Accounting support
    • Manage site purchasing accounts (vendors, subcontractors, etc.)
    • Monitor and record petty cash and site financial account usage
    • Prepare and monitor invoices and expense reports
    • Prepare weekly, monthly or quarterly expenses reports
  • HR support
    • Help individuals with relocation and related topics (e.g. visa, bank account, house-searching)
    • Track vacation & illness days for all the employees, and coordinate with the external payroll company
    • Organize excursions, social hours and other team-bonding events

Qualifications -essential:

  • Degree equivalent to French “BTS en secrétariat” or similar
  • 3+ years of experience as Executive Assistant, Office Manager, Site Administrator or any other similar role, preferably in an international environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in French and in English
  • Full mastery of the Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Sharepoint platform
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to act without guidance and multi-task when necessary
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt to various types of situations and people
  • Ability to work in a team as well as carry on work autonomously
  • Tenacity to handle complex situations

Qualifications -desirable:

  • 2+ years of experience in HR
  • 2+ years of experience in or accountancy administration
  • Familiarity with the Grenoble area and environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. empathy, sensitivity)
  • Oral and written communication skills in any other language
  • Familiarity with office equipment and applications (e.g. e-calendars and copy 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 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.

Talent acquisition manager

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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 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: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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 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.

Buyer

Start on/after: September 15, 2022
For full consideration, apply by: August 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.