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Physics Data Scientist

at TAE

Posted: 6/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: e4c22230-a710-48a6-a5c6-536e8d3f8e30

Job Description

TAE Technologies, Inc, formerly known as Tri Alpha Energy, has a national lab sized research program in high beta magnetically confined fusion plasmas, based around the advanced, beam driven, Field Reversed Configuration.  It has built and is operating the new C-2W experiment, aka Norman, which is one of the largest fusion plasma experiments in the United States.  The goals of C-2W are to push high beta fusion plasmas into new parameter regimes and to guide the design of future fusion power plants.   With its vast diagnostic suite, C-2W is an ideal and fertile testing ground for new plasma theory and simulation.The Data Science organization at TAE is looking for a talented individual to help us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Help plan, develop, deploy, and maintain the entire Data Science pipeline at TAE: from acquisition and storage to processing and visualization.
  • Aid in our efforts to distil raw data into knowledge by iterating with scientific staff and domain experts to convert prototype algorithms into robust scientific data processing routines.
  • Responsible for all stages of the software product life cycle – planning, analyzing, coding, debugging, testing, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Can easily, effectively, and successfully work on multiple tasks both independently and collaboratively within a group.

 Required Education:

Required Education:  M.S. in plasma physics or related field

Preferred Education: Ph.D. in plasma physics or related field

Required Experience:

  • 3 years developing in python
  • Experience using common python data analysis and visualization packages such as NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, and Matplotlib.
  • Able to work in a diverse R&D environment and communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers at all levels
  • Passion for data integrity as this is central to what we do as a group.

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with one or more Machine Learning libraries like Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, and/or Keras
  • Exposure in applying Bayesian statistical inference tools to experimental data
  • Familiarity and comfort using the command line