Associate Research Physicist - Plasma Boundary Physics

Requisition # 2022-14820
Date Posted 2 months ago(9/27/2022 1:04 PM)
Department
PPPL Tokamak Expermntl Science
Category
Research and Laboratory
Job Type
Full-Time

Overview

Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!

 

The successful candidate will conduct research in the area of plasma boundary physics, primarily focused either on experiments or modeling, and aimed at supporting power exhaust and plasma-facing component (PFC) design for fusion devices, using liquid metal PFCs. The candidate will lead experiments to validate techniques for the delivery of lithium vapor to fusion-relevant plasmas or will perform numerical modeling of lithium vapor box divertors for fusion devices. The candidate will be based onsite in Princeton NJ; occasional travel to support collaborative research on offsite facilities may be required.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research and disseminating results in the form of talks, posters, and refereed journal articles, principally related to boundary physics and liquid metal PFCs. The candidate will participate in the liquid metal plasma-facing component program at PPPL, including designs for future deployments of liquid metal systems on a range of devices.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • Applicant should have a Ph.D. in plasma physics, nuclear engineering, or a related field. Strong analytical and English communication skills are required. Experience with experimental fusion boundary physics as well as experimental lithium science and technology or with 2-D numerical modeling of plasma boundaries is preferred.

 

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

Probationary Period

90 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

No

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Princeton University-Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) 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

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