Vacancy No. 279/2024

Engineer specializing in nuclear fusion technology (f/m/d)

Job description

Contributions to the work for the safety case of the European fusion demonstration power plant (DEMO), as well as to a national project: “Regulation of fusion power plants in Germany”, in particular to the following tasks that are being carried out at KIT:

  • Update of the Generic Site Safety Report (GSSR) regarding the safety-relevant description of the systems, performed accident analyses and available safety codes:
    • GSSR Vol. 2: Overview of Design and Safety Features: Work on system descriptions and associated safety issues, functions and requirements.
    • GSSR Vol. 7: Analysis of accidental scenarios within design basis and design extension conditions: living deliverable updated annually based on the performed accidental events,
    • GSSR Vol. 10: Documentation of validation and verification of safety codes: living deliverable updated annually completing codes description for safety.
    • Safety analyses for DEMO HCPB (Helium Cooled Pebble Blanket) blanket concept with numerical simulation of the thermal hydraulic performance.
  • Report on safety issues for the national project based on the EU DEMO development with published material for fusion perspective and regulation in Germany (legal as well as technical):
    • Status quo and gap analysis with regard to nuclear waste disposal
      • Fusion-specific radioactive waste identified in EU DEMO
      • Quantification of DEMO nuclear waste from maintenance / decommissioning
      • Regulatory requirements for fusion-specific waste for classification, management and material recycling.
    • DEMO safety with regard to the current technical
      • Safety requirements
      • Hazard potential
      • Verification and validation of the simulation codes
  • The preparation of scientific and technical reports and their publication at national and international level are an indispensable part of the work.
Personal qualification
  • university degree (Master) in the field of nuclear (fusion) engineering or PhD degree
  • Experiences in nuclear fusion technology and reactor safety are preferred
  • very good knowledge of PC and proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • other software techniques such as system code, Matlab, LINUX are preferred
  • very good language skills in spoken and written of English and German.

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology (INR)

Starting date

ab sofort / as soon as possible

Contract duration


Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Xue Zhou Jin, phone +49 721 608-222998.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 279/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Ratzel
phone: +49 721 608-25544,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.