This is a permanent position based in Canada, New Brunswick.
Design and development of the Stable Salt Reactor, a simpler form of molten salt reactor using conventional reactor components. The design is at concept stage and is undergoing review by the Canadian nuclear regulators planning on near term deployment in New Brunswick, Canada. The sole aim is to produce power at a lower cost than by fossil fuels. You will be joining a small team based with activity across the UK and Canada.
We are seeking to employ a scientist with experience and interest in research in molten salt chemistry who has a strong practical background in molten salt experimentation. The initial focus of the position will be development and validation of a novel process for conversion of spent uranium oxide nuclear fuel into plutonium rich molten salt fuel. This process involves molten salt electrochemical reduction and molten metal/molten salt counterflow exchange. The successful candidate will also be expected to take a leading role in molten salt corrosion studies and may have the potential to become the company’s lead scientist in all aspects of molten salt chemistry.
You must share the same values as the team which have a dedication to developing a safe solution to producing clean power at a cost competitive with fossil fuels. You must be open to innovation and new ways of doing things. Excellent problem solving skills are essential with a deep understanding of chemistry.