The Theory Department at the Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking a full time computational scientist to participate in the addition of a runaway-electron package to the M3D-C1 code and applying it to model runaway electron production and confinement during tokamak disruptions. This is an entry-level position at rank of Associate Research Physicist.
The successful applicant will initially work closely with one or more senior members of the Research Staff in carrying out a program of computational and theoretical research associated with predicting runaway electron dynamics during disruptions in tokamaks. Initial emphasis will be in achieving the milestones delineated in the Simulation Center for Runaway Electron Avoidance and Mitigation (SCREAM) proposal to the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science.
Applicant should have a Ph.D. in plasma physics or a closely related discipline. Knowledge of the properties of and techniques for solving the 3D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations describing global stability properties of tokamak plasmas is highly desirable, as is experience with kinetic extensions of the MHD equations. English communication and writing skills are required, as is being able to work as a team.
Qualified applicants should apply and send a curriculum vitae and bibliography, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent as soon as possible for full consideration.
Letters can be mailed to S. C. Jardin, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, James Forrestal Campus, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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