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Chemical Engineer - Molten Salt Systems

Xcimer Energy

Xcimer Energy

Other Engineering
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Xcimer Energy leverages decades of research on IFE combined with groundbreaking new laser architecture. Our mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. Xcimer has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by leading investors, Xcimer is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. Join us in powering a better world with inertial fusion!
As a Chemical Engineer on the Chamber and Power Plant team, you will be responsible for pushing the boundaries of materials science and engineering to solve complex challenges in molten salt systems for fusion energy. We are seeking a talented Chemical Engineer with expertise in molten salt environments to join our dynamic team. As a key member of our Fusion Pilot Plant design effort, you will play a crucial role in advancing our understanding of salt purification requirements, chemistry control, corrosion mechanisms and developing innovative solutions to enhance the performance and longevity of our fusion chamber and molten salt systems. We are looking for our engineers to apply their technical expertise, problem solving skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact the future of energy!

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research to understand corrosion mechanisms in molten salt systems and develop strategies for salt chemistry control in the fusion chamber environment.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to optimize materials selection and develop novel approaches to mitigate corrosion.
  • Evaluate chamber gas processes impacting salt chemistry and provide technical insights to guide chamber gas exhaust processing systems.
  • Design and implement experiments to evaluate the efficiency of salt purification, chemistry control and corrosion mitigation approaches.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in molten salt chemistry and corrosion engineering to identify new opportunities for innovation.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in design and analysis of molten salt systems.
  • Strong background in materials characterization techniques and corrosion testing methodologies.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation, with experience using relevant software tools.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving ability in developing innovative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee of granted asylum.

Desired

  • Experience in fluoride salts, FLiBe in particular.
  • Experience in radiochemistry.
  • Experience with computational modeling of corrosion processes.
  • Experience in setting up new laboratory facilities.
  • Experience with molten salt diagnostic systems.
  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards and regulations for materials performance in corrosive environments.
  • Track record of publications or patents in the field of corrosion engineering or materials science.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Xcimer Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Xcimer Energy hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Xcimer Energy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.
Benefits
Benefits Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 6%. Paid Time Off: 15 days per year based on weekly scheduled hours, 10 paid sick leave, and 13 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns. Equity will be granted to eligible employees. Equity is designed to allow employees to share in company results and success.