Engineering Physicist, Plasma Reconstruction

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    General Fusion
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    negotiable / month
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Position:        Engineering Physicist, Plasma Reconstruction

Location:        Burnaby, BC, Canada

About Us:

General Fusion is transforming how the world is energized by developing the first commercially-viable fusion power plant. Fusion will deliver clean, safe and on-demand power at industrial scale, providing a powerful complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid.

Combining new technologies, proven industrial processes, and advances in fundamental fusion science, General Fusion aims to be the first in the world to develop commercial fusion power. Key performance requirements have been demonstrated at the system level, setting the stage for building a pre-commercial fusion power prototype.

Position Overview:

The Engineering Physicist will be part of a team which is responsible for development and use of tools for plasma reconstruction.  Primarily, the role will consist of translating diagnostic data into understanding of fusion plasma behaviour that is not directly observable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborative development and coding of fusion plasma analysis algorithms
  • Create and support tools to be used by others within General Fusion, including tools for physics modeling, and visualization
  • Fitting experimental data to a physics model using statistical methods.


Relevant Skills and Experience:

The qualified candidate is results focused and has a strong background in coding and numerical methods. He/she will work with the rest of the engineering and physics staff, to further the development of plasma targets for General Fusion’s demonstration plant design.


  • Strong background in coding
  • Familiarity with numerical methods
  • Ability to learn and get up to speed quickly
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting
  • Creativity to devise new methods of expanding our understanding


  • Experience creating Python code, especially the use of SciPy and related packages.
  • Strong grasp of plasma physics theory
  • C++ experience is also beneficial
  • Experience with statistical data analysis tools and standard data science techniques
  • Experience with calibrating and analyzing data from magnetic sensors
  • Familiarity with FEniCS PDE solver


The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to the whole. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.



  • B.A.Sc., or equivalent degree, in Engineering Physics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related fields.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.


Please send your resume to noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-09” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.