Computational Scientist

Bay Area, California
Engineering /
Full-time /
On-site
Fuse is on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to fusion energy. Our core product is TITAN: an Impedance Matched Marx Generator (IMG). TITAN is the most efficient and powerful (TW) machine of its kind. Fusers have built and licensed Magical Unicorn and FAETON I, 2 novel pulsed power generators.

You are joining an early-stage fusion company. Please expect to wear different hats and take 0 to 1 ownership of objectives. Changing the world is hard but honorable and fulfilling. You should expect to work extremely hard to make a dent. This is not a regular job. Fusers are on a mission to change the world and get shit done.

Key Responsibilities

    • As a computational scientist at Fuse, you’ll join our research team and work on the development and implementation of Particle-in-Cell (PIC) and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations for the study of high-energy-density physics and pulsed-power experiments. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and collaborative team of scientists and engineers and to contribute to cutting-edge research in inertial confinement fusion. Some of the key responsibilities of a Computational Scientist may include:
    • Conduct simulations of MagLIF experiments using PIC and MHD codes;
    • Develop and optimize PIC and MHD codes to improve their accuracy and efficiency;
    • Analyze simulation data and provide insights into the physics of HEDP experiments;
    • Collaborate with experimentalists to design and interpret experiments based on simulation results;
    • Write scientific papers and reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals;
    • Present research findings at conferences and workshops.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in physics, computational science, or a related field;
    • 6+ years’ experience in high-energy-density physics, particularly in the areas of magnetohydrodynamics and particle-in-cell simulations;
    • 5+ years’ experience with high-performance computing and parallel programming;
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment;
    • Publication record in peer-reviewed journals;
    • Ability and willingness for bi-coastal travel.

Additional requirements

    • Must be able to travel and work extended hours/weekends as needed.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

Fuse is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Fuse is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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