• Associate Research Physicist

    Requisition # 2018-9489
    Date Posted 1 month ago(10/22/2018 10:25 AM)
    Department
    PPPL NSTX
    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 thermal transport physics through validating gyrokinetic simulations and reduced models with experimental results. 

    Responsibilities

    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.

    Qualifications

    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: wgutten@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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