The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory seeks to fill a post-doctoral Research Physicist position to work on energetic particle physics and on the physics of energetic particle driven instabilities on the NSTX-U Spherical Torus. The main focus is to contribute to the experimental research on NSTX-U to develop improved understanding of energetic particle transport mechanisms in tokamaks.
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of reduced-physics energetic particle transport models and to their validation against data from the
NSTX-U fast ion and fluctuation diagnostics. The candidate will also interact with the broader groups working on energetic particle physics at PPPL, including both experimentalists and theoreticians. The work is performed as part of an international post-doctoral initiative between PPPL and MAST-U (Culham, UK), and
while the candidate will be based at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab in NJ, there will be regular travel to the UK to interact with collaborators from the MAST-U. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist and a team worker who will collaborateclosely with the theorists and experimentalists.
Applicants should have demonstrated skills in data analysis techniques and a good knowledge of plasma diagnostics. Previous experience with numerical codes for plasma simulations is desirable, as is knowledge of energetic particle physics and of transport processes in magnetically confined tokamak plasmas. Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in experimental plasma physics. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in plasma physics or a similar field. The position is at the post-doctoral level. For information: Mario Podesta, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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