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Requisition # 2022-15038
Date Posted 6 days ago(1/26/2023 4:43 PM)
Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking to fill a Staff Research Physicist position in the Theory Department. The successful candidate will conduct research on turbulent fluctuations in magnetic confinement fusion devices. The initial focus of the research will be to study turbulence in stellarator plasmas using theoretical tools and first-principles simulations. With time, the successful candidate will be expected to develop their own research program, encompassing both tokamaks and stellarators.
Department
PPPL Theory
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2023-16328
Date Posted 6 days ago(1/26/2023 11:46 AM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Apprenticeship is the first-in-the-nation registered apprenticeship program in fusion energy and engineering. It is designed to equip the next generation of technicians with the skills necessary to help build and operate a fusion energy experiment.A PPPL Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway for high school graduates, veterans, and others looking to join this exciting endeavor. The Plumbing/Operations technician apprenticeship shall be considered completed when the apprentice has satisfactorily completed 8000 specified on-the-job training (OJT) on-the-job training and 576 hours of related technical instruction (RTI). The program leads to a portable, nationally recognized credential and a possible career at our national laboratory. The apprentice will receive pay and benefits, as well as all the RTI is fully paid for by PPPL.PPPL apprenticeship website: https://www.pppl.gov/work-with-us/apprenticeships Are you interested in joining the world's brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2023-16327
Date Posted 6 days ago(1/26/2023 9:33 AM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Apprenticeship is the first-in-the-nation registered apprenticeship program in fusion energy and engineering. It is designed to equip the next generation of technicians with the skills necessary to help build and operate a fusion energy experiment.A PPPL Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway for high school graduates, veterans, and others looking to join this exciting endeavor. The Electrical Maintenance Technician apprentice program shall be considered completed when the apprentice has satisfactorily completed 8000 specified on-the-job training (OJT) on-the-job training and 576 hours of related technical instruction (RTI). The program leads to a portable, nationally recognized credential and a possible career at our national laboratory. The apprentice will receive pay and benefits, as well as all the RTI is fully paid for by PPPL.PPPL apprenticeship website: https://www.pppl.gov/work-with-us/apprenticeships Are you interested in joining the world's brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2023-16313
Date Posted 1 week ago(1/23/2023 11:59 AM)
PPPL’s Engineering Design Group is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for and advancing the state-of-the-art for magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in high-field magnets, diagnostics, and plasma facing components for nuclear fusion experiments at PPPL and collaborator facilities world-wide. The core competencies of the Design Group include the design and implementation of; high vacuum components and systems, high heat flux components, coupled electro-mechanical systems in high EM flux environments, material science, metrology, and in-vacuum motion devices. Limit-less, safe and clean energy for the future! Are you interested in joining the world's brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-16195
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/20/2023 4:43 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion, the processes that power the stars, as an energy source for the world. The Engineering Department at PPPL is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for and advancing the state-of-the-art for magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in diagnostics, high-field magnets, power electronics, heating sources, and plasma facing components for nuclear fusion experiments at PPPL and collaborator facilities world-wide. Mechanical (solid mechanics and fluid dynamics), electromagnetic, thermal, material, and radiation effects and engineering challenges are routinely encountered simultaneously in PPPL engineering projects. PPPL engineers develop novel solutions to the engineering challenges of fusion and plasma physics and collaborate with the Research team to develop new research directions, core capabilities, and experimental devices. The complex coupled-physics nature of fusion devices presents truly unique challenges to the design, analysis, and optimization of these devices. The ability to fully simulate these devices; from the physics of the confined plasma, through the electromagnetic and elemental particle forces impingement on structure and the structural response – over the full lifetime of the device; design, manufacture, operations, decommissioning, would be a paradigm changing innovation. The Division Director for Engineering DAC will provide leadership and oversight to a multi-disciplinary team, as well as, technical and functional management in the capabilities design, analysis, and CAD engineering at PPPL to meet the above goals. Responsibilities will include setting the technical and strategic direction for PPPL’s functional engineering activities within the Design, Analysis, and CAD groups. This includes leading collaborative teams in these three areas while interfacing with other areas of the Laboratory. The successful candidate will bring creativity, foresight, and mature professional judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems, in determining objectives and requirements for engineering excellence, and in providing modern tools and engineering best practices to enable successful execution of Engineering’s design, analysis, and CAD responsibilities. This position is a Department Head level role and reports to the PPPL Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Engineering. Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or mission support services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-16306
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/20/2023 1:40 PM)
PPPL’s Engineering Design Group is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for and advancing the state-of-the-art for magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in high-field magnets, diagnostics, and plasma facing components for nuclear fusion experiments at PPPL and collaborator facilities world-wide. The core competencies of the Design Group include the design and implementation of; high vacuum components and systems, high heat flux components, coupled electro-mechanical systems in high EM flux environments, material science, metrology, and in-vacuum motion devices. Limit-less, safe and clean energy for the future! Are you interested in joining the world's brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-16304
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/20/2023 1:04 PM)
PPPL’s Engineering Design Group is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for and advancing the state-of-the-art for magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in high-field magnets, diagnostics, and plasma facing components for nuclear fusion experiments at PPPL and collaborator facilities world-wide. The core competencies of the Design Group include the design and implementation of; high vacuum components and systems, high heat flux components, coupled electro-mechanical systems in high EM flux environments, material science, metrology, and in-vacuum motion devices. Limit-less, safe and clean energy for the future! Are you interested in joining the world's brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-15749
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/20/2023 11:02 AM)
PPPL invites applications for the position of Project Manager for a variety of Construction and Science Projects in support of the Lab Mission, with focus on the NSTX-U Project team. The NSTX-U Recovery project is working to complete a major upgrade of PPPL’s National Spherical Torus experiment (NSTX) fusion reactor located in Princeton, New Jersey. The upgrade, when completed, will allow for a broader range of fusion science experiments. The goal is to ultimately achieve fusion as an economically viable clean energy source. One of the key components is the qualification, manufacture, testing, delivery, installation, and commissioning of the central magnet bundle. This is executed by coordinating numerous vendors in four countries, as well as internal stakeholders and work processes. Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-16139
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/20/2023 7:56 AM)
Are you interested in joining the worlds brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! PPPL is seeking a Water Systems Engineer to support the engineering operation of NSTX-U the flagship fusion experiment at PPPL. This position requires experience, operation, and design of unique, deionized water cooling systems. 
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-16154
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/19/2023 7:47 PM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking to fill an opening for a High Power Radio Frequency Engineer. The High Power Radio Frequency Engineering will support work on the National Spherical Torus Experiment – Upgrade (NSTX-U) and will work to test the ability of the spherical torus to magnetically confine the plasmas required for fusion energy generation. 18 GHz microwaves are used to form the plasma, and 30 MHz RF waves with power up to 6 MW are used to heat the plasma to fusion conditions. An experienced High Power Radio Frequency engineer is sought to operate and upgrade these systems.  Are you interested in joining the worlds brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! 
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-16116
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/19/2023 7:47 PM)
Are you interested in joining the worlds brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! Come and join a group of dedicated individuals who lead the design, development, and operation of state-of-the-art instrumentation and control systems in support of the National Spherical Torus eXperiment Upgrade (NSTX-U) and other projects at PPPL. We seek to create the same phenomena that powers the sun and stars in laboratory conditions and then use it for the betterment of mankind.
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-16155
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/19/2023 7:46 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world. The HVAC Technician will be responsible for the installation, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of various HVAC/R equipment and control systems. The technician will coordinate with other groups within the Department and throughout the Laboratory to ensure long-term, safe, and efficient operation of HVAC and Refrigeration systems.
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2022-15607
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/19/2023 7:08 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory seeks a talented scientist to support modeling and MHD analysis of macroscopic stability in tokamaks. The candidate will work with teammates a variety of projects and in the PPPL Theory and Computational Sciences departments to conduct linear and nonlinear MHD stability analysis, perform equilibrium reconstructions and scaling studies, and to assist in the development and deployment of analysis tools. Physics topics include, but are not limited to the linear stability and nonlinear saturation of ideal and resistive core and edge MHD instabilities. Understanding how these instabilities figure into the global and edge confinement properties of spherical tokamaks, and projecting this understanding to future facilities, including fusion pilot plant designs, will be primary goals. Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL NSTX
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2023-16294
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/19/2023 2:44 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.If appointed to a regular engineering staff position, you will be eligible for consideration into the new Princeton University Master program. PPPL has partnered with Princeton University to continue the education of its employees. A limited number of PPPL early career engineering staff could qualify to earn their Masters’ Degree (tuition free) from Princeton University while being employed full-time at PPPL. Limit-less, safe and clean energy for the future! Are you interested in joining the world's brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-15189
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/18/2023 3:39 PM)
Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! PPPL’s Instrumentation & Control group is a multidisciplinary team that conceptualizes, creates and maintains systems and components used by experiments throughout the world. We specialize in electronics, software, real-time control, process control and the application of technologies fundamental to the operation of nuclear fusion experiments. We develop and utilize the technologies necessary to provide control of the processes seen in the sun and stars, here on earth.
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-16272
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/18/2023 2:59 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion, the processes that power the stars, as an energy source for the world. The Engineering Directorate at PPPL is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for, and advancing the state-of-the-art of, magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in diagnostics, high-field magnets, heating sources, plasma facing components, and digital/virtual engineering. for nuclear fusion experiments at PPPL and collaborator facilities world-wide. Mechanical (solid mechanics and fluid dynamics), electromagnetic, thermal, and material engineering challenges, and radiation effects are routinely encountered simultaneously in PPPL engineering diagnostics projects. PPPL engineers develop novel solutions to the engineering challenges of fusion and plasma physics and collaborate with the Research team to develop new research directions, core capabilities, and experimental devices.  Are you interested in joining the world's brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-15728
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/13/2023 4:16 PM)
The Web Application Developer will play a key role in the implementation and/or integration of platforms and systems required to support PPPL’s mission. The Web Application Developer will provide technical expertise to PPPL, build and manage PPPL applications, and support the implementation efforts for programmatic conversion of manually facilitated processes.This role will develop and maintain an infrastructure for interfacing between different data repository applications including the design of the overall system of applications and infrastructure needed, creating, and maintaining these systems, and automating these processes for long-term sustainability. This developer will be working on public-facing systems therefore, the successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills for discussion of features and implementation details with product stakeholders. This position requires 5+ years of demonstrated middle and backend web application development experience.  Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Information Technology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
Requisition # 2022-14508
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/12/2023 2:32 PM)
In this role you would serve as a Software and Systems Engineer supporting data acquisition, serving and research analysis of experimental systems data. This data is the result of the experimental operation of a flagship fusion device used to study the same phenomena that powers the sun and stars. This work provides a great opportunity to participate in the development of nuclear fusion as a future energy source to power the modern world. Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-16233
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/12/2023 12:26 PM)
PPPL has a very exciting and rare opportunity, to join a department during a significant growth period. As Electrical Safety Officer, this position is responsible as the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab’s Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for NFPA 70 and 70E. This position will also lead the development and implementation of the PPPL electrical safety program, consistent with Laboratory Environment, Safety, and Health policies, DOE requirements, and consensus standards. The objective of the electrical safety program is to ensure safe operations, maintenance and repair to PPPL's vast electrical system and manage associated risks through control of electrical hazards. Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
Requisition # 2021-13415
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/12/2023 12:17 PM)
Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! The Engineering Directorate at PPPL is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for and advancing the state-of-the-art for magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in diagnostics, high-field magnets, power electronics, heating sources, and plasma facing components for nuclear fusion experiments at PPPL and collaborator facilities world-wide. Mechanical (solid mechanics and fluid dynamics), electromagnetic, thermal, material, and radiation effects and engineering challenges are routinely encountered simultaneously in PPPL engineering projects. PPPL engineers develop novel solutions to the engineering challenges of fusion and plasma physics and collaborate with the Research and Computation teams to develop new research directions, core capabilities, and experimental devices. The complex coupled-physics nature of fusion devices presents truly unique challenges to the design and optimization of these devices. The ability to fully model and simulate these devices and components; from the physics of the confined plasma, through the electromagnetic and elemental particle forces impingement on structure and the structural response – over the full lifetime of the device; design, manufacture, operations, decommissioning, would be a paradigm changing innovation. PPPL is actively working to establish international leadership in this Virtual Engineering arena. The Head, Virtual Engineering will provide technical and thought leadership in the establishment, deployment, and utilization of a comprehensive virtual/digital engineering enterprise using high performance computing (HPC) capability at PPPL to meet the above goals. Responsibilities will include setting the technical direction and implementation of our integrated fusion energy research program and virtual engineering modeling and simulation (M&S) environment. This will necessitate the initiation and maintenance of extensive contacts with key engineers and scientists in other areas of the Laboratory and in other fusion organizations both in the US and internationally. The successful candidate will bring creativity, foresight, and mature professional judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems, in determining project objectives and requirements, and in developing standards and guides for diverse engineering, computing, and scientific activities. This position reports to the PPPL Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Engineering, who will provide support and general administrative direction for the virtual engineering program objectives, schedules, and budgets.
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering

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