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Student Placement - Materials Database Engineer

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Tokamak Energy

16d ago

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AI generated summary

  • You need programming skills, communication abilities, database experience, knowledge of material properties, and familiarity with machine learning tools.
  • You will design data structures, templates, and scripting tools for materials database, collaborate in international working groups, and develop workflows to interface with machine learning tools at Tokamak Energy.

Placement Program

Software EngineeringOxford


  • Tokamak Energy are pleased to be offering a number of Summer placement opportunities to undergraduates who are studying a relevant degree and seeking experience within a commercial Fusion organisation. Our Summer placements offer a fantastic opportunity to work with highly talented individuals and teams, focusing on a focused project or series of small projects and tasks to support our mission and goals.
  • This opportunity will not only be a great way to apply some of your learnings from your studies, but also be part of a commercial Fusion working environment combining R&D with Programme delivery and learning to work in a collaborative and innovative workplace. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and abilities within a variety of areas including communication, teamwork, project management and much more!

Overview of the role:

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


  • Required: knowledge of programming language(s) useful to database structuring and tool development (such as Python, SQL, R, etc.).
  • Required: communicating and relating with others (oral/written)
  • Valued: experience with database administration and management.
  • Valued: understanding of thermo-mechanical, electro-magnetic, neutronic, and irradiated material properties.
  • Valued: experience with the application of machine learning tools.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Design data structures in the TE materials database with emphasis on compatibility with Ansys Granta MI Enterprise.
  • Format templates and develop scripting tools that can be used to populate the database.
  • Format templates and develop scripting tools that can process raw test data and statistical data into design data.
  • Participate in international working groups on fusion materials data sharing, quality standards, and transparency.
  • Develop workflows to interface with machine learning tools.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





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

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