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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. The granting and determination of such payments is at the discretion of the ITER Organization. In particular, no allowances shall be paid to IPA with no or limited relocation costs (e.g. if they live locally or are the spouse/partner of a person living locally, such as an IO staff member). In addition, Implementing Agreements and/or Nomination Forms may include other financial provisions.


18IPA assignment(s) available
Application Deadline Title
2020-01-29 Associate for Superintendence

Ref.No. IPA/2019/027/CST
Domain:  Construction
Department: Machine Construction
Division: Tokamak Complex
Section:  Tokamak Complex Process Installation
Starting Date: ASAP
Duration: 4 years
Purpose:  Superintendence for Tokamak Complex Contract "0"

2020-02-12 Associate for Interface Consistency of ITER Plant Systems

Ref.No. IPA/2020/016/CIO
Domain : Engineering
Department : Central Integration Office
Division : Physical and Functional Integration Division
Starting date : ASAP
Duration : 2 years
Purpose : Interface inconsistency assessment and resolution with PBS responsible officer in the frame of Holistic Integration Team cycle.
 

2020-02-12 Associate for support of the consolidation of interfaces for Test Blanket Systems and associated manufacturing aspects

Ref. No. IPA/2020/015/EDD
Domain : Engineering
Department: Engineering Design
Division: Internal Components
Section: Tritium Breeding Blanket Systems
Starting Date: ASAP
Duration: 1 year (renewable up to 3 years)
Purpose: Provide support to the TBM program on revision of interfaces documentation for Test Blanket Systems (TBSs) including manufacturing aspects.

2020-02-12 Associate for General Engineering Installation Activities

Ref.No. IPA/2019/033/CST
Domain : Construction
Department: Machine Construction
Division: Tokamak Complex
Starting Date: ASAP
Duration: 4 years
Purpose: Support the takeover activities in the framework of Tokamak Complex Contract 0.

2020-02-05 Associate for Coil Power Supply System (Digital Simulation)

Ref. No.         IPA/2020/009/PLD
Domain:        Construction Domain
Department: Plant Construction Department
Division:       Electrical Implementation Division
Section:        Coil Power Supply Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Engineering support for Coil Power Supply System Digital Simulation Implementation

2020-02-05 Associate for Coil Power Supply System (Building coordinator)

Ref. No.         IPA/2020/011/PLD
Domain:        Construction Domain
Department: Plant Construction Department
Division:       Electrical Implementation Division
Section:        Coil Power Supply Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       Engineering support for building construction of Coil Power Supply System

2020-02-05 Associate for EC Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Support

Ref. No.        IPA/2020/012/EDD
Domain:        Engineering Domain
Department: Engineering Design Department
Division:       Heating & Current Drive Division
Section:        Electron Cyclotron Section
Duration:      3 years
Purpose:       Provide mechanical engineering and manufacturing expertise for the SIC-1 Waveguide assembly design with associated supporting structures

2020-02-05 Associate for Mechanical Engineering for EC Upper Launchers and associated ex-vessel equipment

Ref. No.         IPA/2020/013/EDD
Domain:        Engineering Domain
Department: Engineering Design Department
Division:       Heating & Current Drive Division
Section:        Electron Cyclotron Section
Duration:      3 years
Purpose:       Provide mechanical engineering for the development of the different components of the upper launcher and ex-vessel waveguides components.

2020-02-05 Associate for Coil Power Supply System (In-Field Commissioning Execution)

Ref. No.                  IPA/2020/014/PLD
Domain:                 Construction Domain
Department:          Plant Construction Department
Division:                Electrical Implementation Division
Section:                 Coil Power Supply Section
Duration:               4 years
Number of IPA(s): 2
Purpose:                Support in-field commissioning execution of Coil Power Supply System

2020-01-22 Associate for Magnet Feeder Structural Design

Ref.No.:         IPA/2019/074/CST
Domain:        Construction Domain
Department: Machine Construction Department
Division:       Ex-Vessel Delivery & Assembly Division
Section:        In-Cryostat, CTS, Auxiliaries Section
Duration:      4 years
Purpose:       To support IO Magnet Feeder Group with structural design on tool—component interface and provide support for tool specification, verify tool design by integrated analysis with Feeder component.

2020-01-22 Associate for TBM Systems

Ref.No.            IPA/2017/026/TED
Domain:          Engineering
Department:   Engineering Design Department
Division:         Internal Components Division
Section:          Tritium Breeding Blanket Systems Section
Duration:        3 years
Purpose:         Associate for safety aspects of the TBM system

2020-01-22 Associate for engineering support for on-site TF coil preparation

Ref.No.:                IPA/2019/018/CST
Domain:               Construction
Department:        Machine Construction Department
Division:              Sector Modules Delivery & Assembly
Section:               TF Coil Section
Duration:             4 years
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

2020-01-22 Associate for ITER Microwave Diagnostics

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

2020-01-22 Associate for Collective Thomson Scattering Diagnostic Engineering

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

2020-01-22 Associate to support the development of ITER Tokamak Systems Monitoring (TSM) system

Ref No:           IPA/2019/002/TED

Domain:         Engineering
Department:  Engineering Design Department
Division:        Port Plug and Diagnostics Division
Duration:       4 years
Purpose:       To support the development of ITER Tokamak Systems Monitoring (TSM) system

2020-01-22 Associate for Radwaste Engineering

Ref.No.:         IPA/2018/072/PED
Department: Engineering Design Department
Division:       Remote Handling & Radwaste Management 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 Radwaste Systems

2020-01-29 Associate for the design and procurement of Gas Injection System (GIS)

Ref.No.           IPA/2018/042/PED
Department:  Plant Engineering Department
Division:        Fuel Cycle Engineering Division
Section:         Fuelling & Wall Conditioning Section
Duration:       3 years
Purpose:        The support the completion of the GIS final design and Procurement Agreement with CN-DA.

2020-01-22 Associate for development of 55.G9 Dust Monitor #2

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