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The ITER Project Associate (IPA) Scheme allows Home Institutes from the ITER Members to assign employees on technical as well as support activities to the ITER Organization. Through this scheme, Home Institute employees can contribute with their expertise to strengthen international cooperation and integration between the ITER Organization Central Team and the Domestic Agencies/ITER Members.

The IPA scheme is open to any Home Institute who has signed a Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement (MoU/MoA) or Cooperation Agreement (CA) with the ITER Organization, defining areas of common interest. The IPA(s) will perform activities for the ITER Organization for a period of time defined by an Implementing Agreement signed between the Home Institute and the ITER Organization.

The proposed IPA(s) must be employed of the Home Institute (HI) at the time of submission of the proposal

Click for more detailed information on ITER Project Associate Scheme (PN7SU5)

IPA opportunities are limited to nationals from countries participating in the ITER Project (China, the European Union plus Switzerland, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States).

About IPA
An IPA can work on all types of non-core and non-managerial activities in the ITER Project. IPAs can be given some technical responsibility under the supervision of an ITER Organization Responsible Officer.

The IPA will perform activities for the ITER Organization for a period of time defined in an individual Nomination Form (NF) signed between the Home Institute and the ITER Organization. These activities will be performed for the ITER Organization, on or off the ITER site. IPAs are assigned by the Home Institute to the ITER Organization to carry out these activities on a full time or part-time basis.
Any organization (Domestic Agency, institutions, universities, industrial enterprises) in one of the ITER Members. The Home Institute remains the main employer of the IPA during the IPA assignment, and continues paying the IPA salary.
IPA Profiles are advertised by the ITER Organization under a call for Expressions of Interest on this website, and Home Institutes submit Proposals in reply, using the ITER Organization template.

Click here to download the IO template

In principle, only Proposals from Home Institutes which have signed a MoA / MoU / CA with the ITER Organization can be considered for selection. To know if such MoA or MoU already exists, please contact the Home Institute's internal services or ipa-application@iter.org. In case there is no MoA / MoU / CA, then it shall be mentioned in the Proposal and the ITER Organization may decide to sign a MoA / MoU / CA with the Home Institute in the frame of the selection process before its conclusion.

The Home Institute Proposal shall include, with justification:

(i) Details of existing resources to be nominated as IPA with proposed skill sets in answer to the Expression of Interest;

(ii) Any administrative costs requested from the ITER Organization by the Home Institute to cover the execution of the Implementing Agreement;

(iii) Any other relevant information required for the implementation of the Implementing Agreement.

The Home Institute Proposal should be sent by email from a Home Institute authorized representative to the following address: IPA-application@iter.org.

Upon selection by the ITER Organization, the selected Home Institute and the ITER Organization sign an Implementing Agreement that covers the general conditions of assignment of all the Home Institute's IPA(s). Then, for each IPA under the Implementing Agreement, and individual Nomination Form will be signed by the Home Institute and the ITER Organization describing scope of activity, timeframe, financial conditions, other implementation aspects, etc.
In accordance with the IPA process time frame (see question above), the ITER Organization will duly contact the Home Institute at each step in the selection process.
IPA assignments shall, in principle, not exceed 4 years in total. Part-time IPA assignments can be arranged.
IPAs are not ITER Organization staff members and they are not subject to Privileges and Immunities. However, they benefit from certain facilities and arrangements. The ITER Organization provides support for administrative formalities to stay and work in France.
The Director-General may decide to grant the IPA a monthly Living Adjustment Allowance in addition to the salary paid by the Home Institute, to grant an Installation Allowance to be paid upon arrival, and to reimburse IPA's travel costs upon arrival to and departure from the ITER Organization. In addition, Implementing Agreements and/or Nomination Forms  may include other financial provisions.


51IPA assignment(s) available
Application Deadline Title
2019-03-29 Associate for documentation required for Engineering Work Packages (EWPs) for the Cooling Water Systems

Ref.No.:         IPA/2017/036/CST
Department: Construction Department
Division:       Tokamak Complex Section/Division
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       To support Construction Team for Tokamak Complex (CTTC) Team in defining documents required in the Engineering Work Packages (EWPs) for the Cooling Water Systems

2019-03-29 Associate for Structural Analysis (Construction Support)

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/057/CIO
Department: Central Integration Office
Division:        Analysis Section / Division
Duration:       4 years
Purpose:        Support the structural analysis activities of CIO/AS. This will primarily involve performing structural analyses, and reviewing structural analysis reports.

2019-03-29 Associate for Structural Analysis (Design Finalisation)

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/058/CIO
Department: Central Integration Office
Division:       Analysis Section / Division
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Support the structural analysis activities of CIO/AS. This will primarily involve performing structural analyses, and reviewing structural analysis reports.

2019-04-12 Associate for Human and Organizational Factors (HOF) Integration support

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/054/SCOD
Department: Science and Operations Department
Division:       Operations Division
Duration:      2 years
Purpose:       To support the Human and Organizational Factors integration in preparing for ITER operations

2019-03-29 Associate for Hot Cell Electrical Engineering

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/055/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division
Section:        Hot Cell and Radwaste Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       To contribute to the design, integration, safety, assembly, installation, commissioning and operation of the ITER Hot Cell Complex, focussing on electrical and I&C design

2019-03-29 Associate for Remote Handling Engineering

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/056/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division
Section:        Hot Cell and Radwaste Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       To carry out the design and development of Remote Handling equipment and tooling required for inspection and maintenance of ITER systems

2019-04-12 Associate for supporting ITER Tokomak Cooling Water System (TCWS) penetrations thermomechanical design

Ref.No.:                  IPA/2019/057/PED
Department:          Plant Engineering Department
Division:                Tokamak Cooling Water System Division
Section:                 Tokamak Cooling Water System Design Section
Duration:               3 years
Number of IPA(s): 3
Purpose:                To perform the final (and construction design, i. e. issue construction drawings) of TCWS penetration

2019-03-29 Associate for Nuclear Structural Engineering

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/058/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division
Section:        Hot Cell and Radwaste Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       Design and construction of the Tokamak Assembly Preparation building (TAPB) and Hot Cell Complex (HCC) buildings

2019-03-29 Associate for Hot Cell Mechanical Engineering

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/059/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division
Section:        Hot Cell and Radwaste Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       To contribute to the design, integration, safety, assembly, installation, commissioning and operation of the ITER Hot Cell Complex, focussing on mechanical design on the following topics:

• In-vessel components and remote handling systems refurbishment;
• Cleaning and decontamination cells;
• Hot Remote Handling Test Facility;
• Radwaste type B treatment and storage.

2019-03-29 Associate for Hot Cell Design Engineering

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/060/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division
Section:        Hot Cell and Radwaste Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       To contribute to the design, integration, safety, assembly, installation, commissioning and operation of the ITER Hot Cell Complex

2019-04-12 Associate for Design Engineering support to Design Office

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/048/CIO
Department: Central Integration Office
Division:       Design Office Division
Section:        CAD Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Support the Design Office CAD Section in the implementation of Design engineering related task for PBS-11

2019-04-05 Associate for Vacuum Vessel In Wall Shielding Procurement Support

Ref.No.:           IPA/2019/047/TED
Department:   Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:         Vessel Division
Section:          Vacuum Vessel Procurement Section
Duration:        2 years
Starting date: July 2019

Purpose:         To contribute the In Wall Shielding (IWS) procurement management and associated manufacturing and installation coordination activities by supporting any related activities such as manufacturing, assembly & factory/site acceptance tests.

2019-04-05 Associate for Design Engineering support to Design Office

Ref.No.:                  IPA/2019/049/CIO
Department:          Central Integration Office
Division:                Design Office Division
Section:                 CAD Section
Duration:               4 years
Number of IPA(s): 2

Purpose:                Support the Design Office CAD Section in the implementation of Design engineering related tasks for HIT

2019-04-05 Associate for Design Engineering support to Design Office

Ref.No.:                  IPA/2019/050/CIO
Department:          Central Integration Office
Division:                Design Office Division
Section:                 CAD Section
Duration:               4 years
Number of IPA(s): 2
Purpose:                Support the Design Office CAD Section in the implementation of Design engineering related tasks for PBS-51 and 53

2019-04-05 Associate for Design Engineering support to Design Office

Ref.No.:          IPA/2019/051/CIO
Department:  Central Integration Office
Division:        Design Office Division
Section:         CAD Section
Duration:       4 years
Purpose:        Support the Design Office CAD Section in the implementation of Design engineering related tasks for Design integration

2019-04-05 Associate for Design Engineering support to Design Office

Ref.No.:                  IPA/2019/052/CIO
Department:          Central Integration Office
Division:                Design Office Division
Section:                 CAD Section
Duration:               4 years
Number of IPA(s): 2
Purpose:                Support the Design Office CAD Section in the implementation of Design engineering related tasks for TBM

2019-04-05 Associate to Support Interface Assessment for Magnet Related Components

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/053/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Magnet Division
Section:        CS, Supports and Performance Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       To assess operational behaviour of magnet and other in-cryostat components including possible non-conformities that may be found during acceptance testing

2019-04-05 Associate for Feeder Assembly and Testing

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/039/CST
Department: Construction Department
Division:       Tokamak Assembly Division
Sectlon:        In Cryostat Assembly Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       To contribute to the procurement and preparation of assembly of the feeder systems, with particular emphasis on the HV insulation aspects

2019-04-05 Associate for supporting ITER Tokomak Cooling Water System (TCWS) integration activities and maintenance

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/044/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Tokamak Cooling Water System Division
Section:        Tokamak Cooling Water System Design Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       To support the integration of the TCWS systems in the complex ITER environment and maintenance activities/tooling development.

2019-04-05 Associate for supporting ITER Vacuum Vessel Suppression Safety System (VVPSS) to perform Structural Integrity Analysis

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/043/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Cooling Systems Engineering Division
Section:        Vacuum-Vessel Pressure Suppression System
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       To perform stress analyses of piping systems and related supporting structures

2019-04-05 Associate for HV instrumentation component procurement support

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/045/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Magnet Division
Section:        Magnet Instrumentation & In-Vessel Coil Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       Continuation of activity for the procurement of the HV components involved in the Magnet quench detection.

2019-04-05 Associate for supporting ITER Cooling Water System (CWS) to perform thermo-mechanical analyses of piping and supports and to produce EWPs within the scope of the Holistic Integrated Team (HIT)

Ref.No.:                  IPA/2019/046/PED
Department:          Plant Engineering Department
Division:                Cooling Systems Engineering Division
Section:                 Cooling Water System Section
Duration:               1 year
Number of IPA(s): 3

2019-03-29 Associate for providing technical support on Materials, Welding and Code and Standards (C&S)

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/041/CIO
Department: Central Integration Office
Division:        Analysis Section
Duration:       2 years
Purpose:        Provide service as "Materials, Welding and C&S expert".

2019-03-29 Associate for System Integration for HIT activities of REMS and Tritium Plant Systems

Ref.No.:                   IPA/2019/042/PED
Department:           Plant Engineering Department
Division:                 Fuel Cycle Engineering Division
Section:                  Tritium Plant Section
Duration:                4 years
Number of IPA(s): 1
Purpose:                Provide support for the systems integration in conjunction with the Holistic Integration Team (HIT) program of work as follows

2019-04-05 Associate for Mechanical Engineering Design Review

Ref.No.:                IPA/2019/025/CST
Department:        Construction Department
Division:              Tokamak Complex Section/Division
Duration:             4 years
Number of IPAs: 3
Purpose:              Support integration activities within the Holistic Integration Team (HIT)

2019-04-05 Associate for Constructability and Installation Sequencing

Ref.No.:                IPA/2019/026/CST
Department:        Construction Department
Division:              Tokamak Complex Section/Division
Duration:             4 years
Number of IPAs:  2
Purpose:              Constructability and installation sequencing support within the Holistic Integration Team (HIT)

2019-04-05 Associate for Superintendence

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/027/CST
Department: Construction Department
Division:       Tokamak Complex Section/Division
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Superintendence for Tokamak Complex Contract "0"

2019-04-05 Associate for Mechanical Engineering Prefab Coordination

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/030/CST
Department: Construction Department
Division:       Tokamak Complex Section/Division
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Support prefabrication works related to the Tokamak Complex Buildings systems.

2019-04-05 Associate to support integration of Remote Handling Systems

Ref.No.:          IPA/2019/036/PED
Department:  Plant Engineering Department
Division:        Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division
Section:         Remote Handling Section
Duration:       1 year
Purpose:        To support integration activities on PBS 23 / Remote Handling equipment and sub-systems in the ITER Port Cells (as part of the HIT initiative).

2019-03-29 Associate for development of the Integrated Modelling and Analysis Suite (IMAS)

Ref No.:         IPA/2019/037/SCOD
Department: Science and Operations Department
Division:       Science Division 
Section:        Confinement and Modelling Section 
Duration:      2 years
Purpose:       Development of integrated modelling infrastructure and physics workflows

2019-03-29 Associate for supporting ITER Vacuum Vessel Suppression Safety System (VVPSS) to perform Instrumentation & Control Engineering Study, Reports and Work Packages

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/017/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Cooling Systems Engineering Division
Section:        VVPS Systems & Auxiliary Functions System Section
Duration:      2 years
Purpose:       Associate for supporting ITER VVPSS

2019-03-29 Associate for TCWS Design Engineering

Ref. No.:        IPA/2019/021/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Tokamak Cooling Water System Division
Section:        Tokamak Cooling Water System Design Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       To support the Final Design of TCWS 2nd Plasma systems through chits/ clash resolutions and continue to support the manufacturing for the remainder of the IPA duration.

2019-03-29 Associate for supporting ITER Tokomak Cooling Water System (TCWS) integration activities and mechanical design

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/022/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Tokamak Cooling Water System Division
Section:        Tokamak Cooling Water System Design Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       To perform structural calculations and support the integration of the TCWS systems in the Tokamak complex.

2019-03-29 Associate for engineering support for on-site TF coil preparation

Ref.No.:                IPA/2019/018/CST
Department:        Construction Department
Division:              Tokamak Assembly Division
Section:               Sector Module Assembly Section
Duration:             4 years
Number of IPAs: 2
Purpose:             To provide engineering support in the development and qualification of preparatory activities needed to be performed on the TF coils prior to upending and assembly into sectors

2019-03-29 Associate for technical support in TF Coil procurement follow up and reverse Engineering of CC clamp attachment

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/023/CST
Department: Construction Department
Division:       Tokamak Assembly Division
Section:        Sector Module Assembly Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       To support IO with supplier visits and monitoring of the development/qualification program for a Reverse Engineering approach to attach CC clamps of the TF coils

2019-03-29 Associate for ITER Microwave Diagnostics

Ref No.:         IPA/2019/015/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Port Plug and Diagnostics Integration Division
Section:        In-Vessel Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Support the ITER Microwave Diagnostic development.

2019-03-29 Associate for Collective Thomson Scattering Diagnostic Engineering

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/005/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Port Plug and Diagnostics Integration Division
Section:        Common Port Plug Engineering Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:      To support in system level design for Collective Thomson Scattering diagnostic

2019-04-05 Associate to support the development of ITER Tokamak Systems Monitoring (TSM) system

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/002/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Port Plug and Diagnostics Integration Division
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       To support the development of ITER Tokamak Systems Monitoring (TSM) system

2019-04-05 Applied Mathematician Associate for Integrated Modelling

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/084/CIO
Department: Central Integration Office
Division:       Design and Construction Integration Division
Section:        System Integration Section
Duration:      3 years
Purpose:       Developing models for various systems and participation in the development and improvement of simulation software

2019-04-12 Associate for Synthetic and Spectroscopy Diagnostic Support

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/081/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Port Plug & Diagnostics Integration Division
Section:        Ex-Vessel Section
Duration:      3 years
Purpose:       Supporting the use of synthetic diagnostic modules in support of spectroscopic diagnostic development

2019-04-05 Associate for Construction Document Controller

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/071/CST
Department: Construction Department
Division:       Construction Management Division
Duration:      2 years
Purpose:       To support the handover from SmartPlant to PLM of the construction related documents.

2019-04-05 Associate for Vacuum Vessel Sectors, Equatorial Ports, Lower Ports & Gravity Supports Procurements manufacturing follow-up

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/077/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Vessel Division
Section:        Vacuum Vessel Procurement Section
Duration:      3 years
Purpose:       To contribute to the manufacturing follow-up of the Vacuum Vessel sectors, equatorial ports, lower ports & gravity supports procurements by supporting related activities in close collaboration to IO Vacuum Vessel Procurement section staff.

2019-03-29 Associate for Nuclear Structural Engineering

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/074/PED
Department: Plant Engineering Department
Division:       Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division
Section:        Hot cell and Radwaste Materials Section
Duration:      1 year
Purpose:       Design and construction of the Tokamak Assembly Preparation building (TAPB) and Hot Cell Complex (HCC) buildings

2019-03-29 Associate for Diagnostic Neutral Beam (DNB) system

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/068/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Heating & Current Drive Division
Section:        Neutral Beam Section
Duration:      3 years
Purpose:      To provide technical support to the design activities of various components of DNB system.

2019-03-29 Associate for technical support for the thermal shield procurement and assembly

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/062/CST
Department: Construction Department
Division:        Tokamak Assembly Division
Section:         Sector Module Assembly
Duration:       2 years
Purpose:        To contribute to thermal shield documentation required for the Engineering Work Package of thermal shield assembly, and other work in support of the thermal shield procurement/delivery

2019-04-05 Associate for Confinement Integration

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/061/CIO
Department: Central Integration Office
Division:       Design & Construction Integration Division
Section:        System Integration Section
Duration:      3 years
Purpose:       To support the implementation of Confinement Transverse Function TF-34, both for safety and investment protection purposes.

2019-03-29 Associate Mechanical/Electrical Engineer for Electron Cyclotron System Installation

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/050/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Heating & Current Drive Division
Section:        Electron Cyclotron Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Support for the installation activities associated to EC system including the development of the installation specificationsEngineering Work Packages as input for the installation contractors, planning and supervision of installation activities

2019-04-05 Associate for Investment Protection Function definition support

Ref.No.:           IPA/2018/046/SCOD
Department:   Science and Operations Department
Division:         Control System Division
Section:          Plant Control & Instrumentation Section
Duration:        3 years
Purpose:         Support for Formalization of Interlock Functions Specification

2019-04-05 Associate for Neutron and gamma diagnostics development

Ref. No:        IPA/2018/031/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Port Plugs & Diagnostics Integration Division
Section:        Ex-Vessel Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       To support the development  of various neutron diagnostics for the measurement of the total neutron emission

2019-04-05 Associate for Electrical Engineering design development of ITER Diagnostics

Ref.No.          IPA/2018/021/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Port Plugs and Diagnostics Integration Division
Section:        In-Vessel Diagnostics
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Provides Electrical Engineering expertise to a range of Diagnostic projects and ensures high quality development of their designs by performing key tasks such as definition and refinement of interfaces, preparation and subsequent closure of Design Reviews, identification and mitigation of risks, and ensures databases are checked and maintained.

2019-03-29 Associate for development of 55.G9 Dust Monitor #2

Ref.No.:         IPA/2017/060/TED
Department: Tokamak Engineering Department
Division:       Port Plugs & Diagnostics Integration Division
Section:        In-Vessel Diagnostics Section
Duration:      2 years
Purpose:       To Support in development of 55.G9 Dust Monitor