Associate Research Physicist

Requisition # 2019-11097
Date Posted 3 months ago(11/10/2020 9:51 AM)
Department
PPPL Plasma Science and Techno
Category
Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time

Overview

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.

 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks a highly motivated and organized, post doc level Associate Research Physicist that is focused in space plasma or plasma physics. The Associate Research Physicist will be expected to perform postdoctoral fellow's duties, including:

  • The publication of original research
  • Attending conferences and workshops
  • Support of PPPL research projects.

Responsibilities

The candidate will be actively involved with ongoing research projects for the DOE, NASA, and the NSF. The projects will revolve around theory and modeling on space plasma waves in various frequency ranges from the ultra-low frequency (ULF) / EMIC waves to Langmuir / electromagnetic (EM) waves.

 

Must have fluency in modern programming (FORTRAN, Matlab, Python, IDL, etc.)

 

Must possess as strong background and experience in space plasma or waves. 

 

The successful candidate will also be actively involved with ongoing research projects, which include the development of state of the art theoretical and computational plasma wave models, simulations of plasma waves in various frequency range, such as ultra-low frequency (ULF) waves, electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves, lower hybrid waves, Langmuir and electromagnetic (EM) waves in Earth’s and planetary magnetospheres.

  • Development of theoretical and numerical simulation model of plasma wave in Earth and planetary magnetospheres.
  • Numerical simulation ULF/EMIC/Langmuir and EM waves in Earth’s magnetosphere
  • Conduct space plasma research and author peer-reviewed publications based on the wave simulations
  • Participate in conferences to present scientific findings.
  • Develop independent research and seek to obtain funding through competitive proposals.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  •  Must have PhD in Space Physics, Plasma Physics or related field (PhD must be completed by start date)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have fluency in modern programming (FORTRAN, Matlab, Python, IDL etc.)
  • Experience in and solid understanding of numerical plasma wave modeling. 
  • Strong background and experience of space plasma waves is required.
  • Familiarity with UNIX operating systems is required.

Working Conditions: 

  • Office/lab environment
  • Mix of sitting and standing
  • Computer work – keying, looking at computer screens

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae (including detailed education, awards, publications, research experiences), cover letter, and three references (including names and contact information).

 

The successful applicant will work primarily with Dr. Eun-Hwa Kim (ehkim@pppl.gov). The appointment is for approximately one year, with a possible renewal based on successful applicant performance and funding resources.

 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.

 

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

 

Standard Weekly Hours

40.00

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Estimated Appointment End Date

9/30/2022

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

No

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