Materials Database Manager

Location
Culham, Abingdon, UK
Salary
£30,341 - £34,479 (L4) OR £39,543 - £44,936 (L5)
Posted
May 08, 2019
Closes
Jun 08, 2019
Ref
3482
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Technican
Do you have a degree or higher in engineering, physics, computer science or possess equivalent experience in these areas?

Do you have demonstrable experience of supporting software development lifecycles?

If so, we are seeking several materials database scientists to work on the cutting edge of nuclear materials research and development and to support the new National Fusion Technology Platform. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories whereby our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy.

The main purpose of the position is to lead implementation of a materials database and supporting infrastructure at UKAEA and integrate this system into wider system level codes and digital twin/in-silico designs.

Additionally, you will be responsible for:

-Establishing a database management system for the EUROfusion programme and the internal UKAEA programmes.

-Developing links of this database with wider systems at UKAEA, including but not limited to direct linkage of the database to computational modelling systems.

-Maintaining good practice across the organisation for data management and adopting cutting edge approaches to storage, scrutiny, provenance of materials data and methodologies to link databases to engineering models.

-Writing and submitting proposals to funding agencies.

-Collaboratively working with other departments and organisations outside of UKAEA.

-Line management responsibilities for members of the Technology Department assigned to the materials technology programme.

For further information on the new National Fusion Technology Platform, please visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/news/86-million-boost-for-uk-nuclear-fusion-programme

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77D3F3ILl98

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience

Essential

-Degree or higher in engineering, physics, computer or similar science, OR equivalent experience

-Demonstrable experience in implementation of specialist database management skills

-Engineering or materials science component to formal qualifications

-Demonstratable experience of supporting software development lifecycles

-Highly self-motivating and demonstrable initiative

-Capably of working in multidisciplinary teams and keeping self and others to deadlines

-Excellent verbal and written communication and diplomatic skills

Desirable

-Strong background in computer programming / coding (Python, C, etc.)

-Demonstratable experience of migrating database and linking database systems to modelling codes

-Knowledgebase of/experience working with either: MatDB, GrantaMI or similar systems

-Experience with computational based engineering models, preferable surrounding "digital Twinning" or "in-silico Design"

-Knowledgebase of /experience working with sensitive data and required assessments to ensure access rights and or encryption of data

-Experience of developing user interfaces for databases

-Knowledge and experience of preparing research proposals and/or project planning

-Ph.D. in computer / materials science or equivalent

-Knowledgebase of /experience working with Finite Element Modelling system such as Ansys

-Experience of supervising, mentoring or training

Special requirements:

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Selection Method:

As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

Applications are welcome from less experienced candidates seeking career development who fulfil the essential criteria for the role attracting a salary range of £30,341 - £34,479 (L4) OR £39,543 - £44,936 (L5).