The Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge has a three year position position to work on the pulse charging of Bulk REBCO materials in portable systems.

The post holder will work with Dr Mark Ainslie, an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Early Career Fellow, on an EPSRC-funded project to develop portable, high magnetic field charging of bulk superconductors for practical engineering applications.

Closing date is early May.


The Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge has a vacancy for a research associate to work on bulk MgB2 characterisation and their integration into a practical system for medical applications. This is a two year contract in collaboration with RAL and the University of Oxford.

The advert and details of how to apply is here:

Closing date is late May.


We have opportunities for scientists and engineers looking for potential positions in an industrial environment. Please bring this to the attention to who might be interested. We are very open to both graduate, post graduate and PDRA level skills and experience.

See the Role Profile for the top level brief for two positions. To find out more and apply for either  position, please contact my colleague Ms. Angela Ashwell on:

  1.        Systems Engineer to join their growing team at their site in Tubney Woods in Abingdon.  Working alongside highly-talented colleagues, you will contribute towards the design, development and maintenance of software, components and product in the company’s portfolio.

A degree in Physics / Engineering (PhD and post doctorial work beneficial) and familiarity with (some of) the following areas: programmable instrument protocols (RS232, RS-485, GPIB, TCP/IP); application development (C, C++, C#, Python) under Windows / Linux; and web technologies (Javascript, node, database back ends, cloud connectivity).

  1.        Systems Test Engineer to join their growing team at their site in Tubney Woods in Abingdon.  Working alongside highly-talented colleagues, you will be responsible for systemising and testing complex cryogenic and magnet systems.

The Test team is typically the entry-route for PhD students in to Oxford Instruments.

With a track record of career development and a global brand, OI can support an interesting and challenging career for the right people.





Requisition Number:  69510050~Mech Syst Engr



Why you would want this role?

Honeywell Aerospace is a leading provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military space and airport operations.

What are we looking for?

A fantastic opportunity has become available at our Redditch site, for an experienced, and proactive individual to join our business as a project engineer. Our site in Redditch works closely on stored energy, Joule Thomson coolers and Stirling engine products. The engineer will be expected to   manage projects and support the delivery of mechanical components that form part of a sub-system which are then integrated into the final product at the customer’s facility. The engineer will also support legacy products if required.

What will you be doing every day?

  • Support technical proposals for new business enquiries, as directed, and support the sales function as required.
  • Leading, organizing, coordinating all tasks associated with the successful completion of activities in support of engineering programs, productionisation and production support.
  • Develop appropriately detailed project plans to monitor and track progress
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Work with functional managers to ensure adequate program resourcing
  • Develop from concept to production, hardware/test rigs/processes that adhere to customer's performance, qualification & safety specifications, whilst adhering to milestone and cost requirements.
  • Coordinate transition from engineering to production, of new products within specified cost, schedule and process requirements, ensuring the manufacturability of new products.
  • Define and implement engineering process improvement measures and activities that will improve quality and cost effective production, enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Report and escalate to senior management as needed
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Manage day-day operational aspects of the project(s)

What skills and experience do you need?

  • A degree is essential within engineering, whether that be mechanical/electro-mechanical/manufacturing/automotive
  • You will have strong and demonstrable experience as a project engineer having a deep understanding of the phases/lifecycle of engineering projects.
  • A solid understanding of risk management would be advantageous
  • You will have strong communication skills with the ability to communicate at a number of different levels
  • Design knowledge would be a significant plus
  • The ability to interpret tech specs, and documents, and break these down to stakeholders.


What’s on offer?

  • A competitive salary
  • A generous benefits package
  • Opportunities to expand your knowledge, ad progress within a global organisation


  •    Continued Professional Development
  •    Some Travel Required

    Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

    Application for role:


Tokamak Energy aims to accelerate the adoption of fusion power generation by combining two emerging technologies - spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors (HTS). The company is developing a series of technology demonstration prototypes, culminating in a pilot plant which will exceed fusion energy breakeven. This role will be part of the HTS Engineering team, which is responsible for developing HTS technology for the plasma confinement magnet. The successful candidate will be a creative engineer with the ability to enable Tokamak Energy to become a world leader in large-scale HTS magnet design for fusion applications. HTS technology will be developed in-house and demonstrated by manufacturing a series of test prototypes of increasing scale. This role will play a key role in taking prototypes from concept to hardware, and will be highly motivated by the opportunity to contribute to making fusion power a viable candidate as a global energy source on a sub-decade timescale. For more information and to apply please see our website

The Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) facility at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy has been undergoing a major upgrade that will strengthen the UK's role in international fusion research.  As we are getting ready to put MAST-U into operation, UKAEA have received funding to further enhance the facility, to enable more research into the innovative Super-X Divertor which feeds into the DEMO prototype power plant design decisions.  Included in the enhancements project is the procurement installation and commissioning of a cryoplant, to feed the cryopumps in the tokamak itself and in the Neutral Beam Injectors.  UKAEA are now looking to strengthen their cryoplant team by recruiting an experienced cryogenics engineer.  See vacancy details.