• Associate Research Physicist

    Requisition # 2018-9487
    Date Posted 1 month ago(10/22/2018 10:12 AM)
    Department
    PPPL NSTX
    Category
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    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.

    Qualifications

    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: mpodesta@pppl.gov.

     

    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

    Salary Grade

    RES, 01

    Standard Weekly Hours

    40.00

    Eligible for Overtime

    No

    Benefits Eligible

    Yes

    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

    No

    Physical Capacity Exam Required

    No

    Valid Driver's License Required

    No

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