• Associate Research Physicist

    Requisition # 2018-9488
    Date Posted 1 month ago(10/22/2018 10:19 AM)
    Department
    PPPL Plasma Science and Techno
    Category
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks to fill a post-doctoral research physicist position to study the physics of the formation of the highconfinement region (H-mode pedestal) in the edge of tokamaks. This critical region mediates the tension between core and edge, and plays a defining role in the performance of fusion devices. In addition, the successful candidate will utilize a custom laser system to develop and implementcontrol schemes to optimize the pedestal. The successful applicant will work closely with experimentalists from NSTX-U, DIII-D, and MAST-U to develop adatabase for the pedestal dynamics and associated instabilities in a wide range of plasma scenarios, which will ultimately be utilized in numerical models to gain more insight into pedestal physics.

    Responsibilities

    We are looking for a highly motivated scientist who will work in a team environment and collaborate closely with theorists and experimentalists. Applicants should have demonstrated strong experimental physics skills. Experience in basic plasma physics, numerical methods, and data analysis are required. Hands-on optics and/or laser experience are desirable. In addition, the successful candidate should have the ability to work within a group/team environment while also being able to work independently. The applicant should have strong communication skills.

    Qualifications

    Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in plasma physics or a similar field. The position is at the post-doctoral level. For information: Ahmed Diallo, email: adiallo@pppl.gov.

     

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    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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