The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks to fill a post-doctoral research physicist position to study thermal transport physics through validating gyrokinetic simulations and reduced models with experimental results.
The goal of this work is to improve the basis for predictive modeling of ion and electron thermal transport for high-beta, non-inductive scenarios with particular emphasis on low aspect ratio. He/she will validate nonlinear gyrokinetics with experimental results from NSTX-U and MAST-U, with a likely emphasis on investigating electromagnetic turbulence and multi-scale behavior. The results will be used to improve understanding of underyling physics in order to develop reduced models for use in scenario development. While the position will be based at PPPL, it is part of a PPPL-CCFE postdoctoral initiative, and the candidate will be expected to visit MAST-U periodically to work with their researchers in a coordinated fashion. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist and a team worker who will collaborate closely with theorists and experimentalists. Applicants should have demonstrated experience dealing both with data analysis and experimental interpretation. Familiarity with gyrokinetic codes is highly desirable.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in plasma physics or a similar field. The position is at the post-doctoral level. For information: Walter Guttenfelder, email: email@example.com.
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