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Requisition # 2021-12364
Date Posted 2 days ago(1/25/2021 1:06 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.PPPL invites applications for the position of Deputy Project Manager for a variety of Construction and Science Projects in support of the Lab Mission.
Department
PPPL Project Management
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12363
Date Posted 2 days ago(1/25/2021 12:36 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.PPPL invites applications for the position of Project Controls Manager for a variety of construction and Science Projects in support of the Lab Mission. This Position reports, functionally, to the Project Management Office and is matrixed to Projects as needed across the Lab.
Department
PPPL Project Management
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2021-12362
Date Posted 2 days ago(1/25/2021 12:22 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.PPPL invites applications for the position of Project Manager for a variety of Construction and Science Projects in support of the Lab Mission.
Department
PPPL Project Management
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12326
Date Posted 5 days ago(1/22/2021 5:48 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 as an energy source for the world. We are looking for a Software Engineer to work on tokamak simulators based on the equilibrium and transport solver TRANSP. TRANSP is used worldwide for the analysis and modeling of tokamak plasma discharges, for planning experimental campaigns, and for designing future fusion devices. The TRANSP development team neeeds the junior developer to assist with the modernization and modularization of the code base towards the development of the simulator platform.  
Department
PPPL Computational Science
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2021-12325
Date Posted 5 days ago(1/22/2021 5:48 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 as an energy source for the world. We are seeking a Computational Scientist or Software Engineer to work on our TRANSP Development team to work on an exciting project developing tokamak simulators based on the equilibrium and transport solver TRANSP. TRANSP is used worldwide for the analysis and modeling of tokamak plasma discharges, for planning experimental campaigns, and for designing future fusion devices. This position will work on the modernization, modularization, and maintenance of the code base.
Department
PPPL Computational Science
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2021-12355
Date Posted 5 days ago(1/22/2021 4:13 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 Documents and Records Specialist will provide technical expertise and oversight to PPPL’s Documents and Records Management (RM) program. The Specialist will work with the Performance Assurance and Contract Management (PACM) department to deliver RM plans; implement RM program initiatives; and to provide support to the institution through documents and records review processes, website and database maintenance, and technical editing. The Specialist will produce reports for delivery to Department of Energy (DOE) program officials, and interface with records managers assigned at other DOE national laboratories. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience managing institutional records and/or managing institutional documents through all stages of document life-cycles. The successful candidate must be a flexible, team player with excellent time management skills, communication skills, and experience managing simultaneous deadlines. Primary responsibilities will include: drafting and/or tracking and archiving institutional documents and records; maintaining PPPL’s RM program as the institutional point of contact for DOE records programs; maintaining websites, repositories and dashboards; and supporting the PACM department and PPPL managers in the preparation, review, or editing of institutional documents.
Department
PPPL Perf Assurnc &Cntrct Mgmt
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Institutional Research and Planning
Requisition # 2021-12351
Date Posted 5 days ago(1/22/2021 10:40 AM)
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 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is looking to add an experienced accountant to our Business Operations Department for a 8-month term. Reporting to the General Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant III will be an integral part of the department’s finance and accounting operations. This position will be responsible for a broad range of activities including monthly closes, general ledger reconciliations, internal and external reporting, preparation for audits, and special projects ranging from participating in Lab-wide initiatives, to process improvements and/or developing financial analysis.
Department
PPPL Business Operations
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2021-12347
Date Posted 7 days ago(1/20/2021 7:05 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. Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Human Resources (EDHR), the primary focus of this role is to provide high level assistance to the EDHR, and secondarily, to support the operations of the Office of Human Resources, collaborating with other HR team members, as needed. This position uses complex decision-making skills and discretion to prioritize and execute all administrative tasks in a manner that results in a highly efficient and productive office environment, through the use of technology and processes that support PPPL’s mission and goals. This is a small dynamic and tight-knit team that works together to accomplish continuous improvements while maintaining excellence in operations. The ideal candidate for this position would be self-motivated, highly organized, intelligent, and excited to be in a position that has direct impact to the success of PPPL’s mission, and the PPPL work culture.
Department
PPPL Human Resources
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Human Resources
Requisition # 2021-12346
Date Posted 7 days ago(1/20/2021 6:51 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.
Department
PPPL Facilities
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2021-12323
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/14/2021 11:39 AM)
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 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks outstanding candidates for a position in the Princeton Center for Heliophysics (https://heliophysics.princeton.edu). The successful candidate will play a leading role in the development and application of multi-fluid global simulation codes for modeling planets in the heliosphere and exoplanets. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research and collaborate with associated research programs at PPPL including fusion theory and experiments, high-energy-density physics, and reconnection physics on the FLARE facility.
Department
PPPL Theory
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-11647
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/13/2021 3:17 PM)
The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for a Senior Project Manager with expertise in the field of Micro-Electronics. The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources in order to deliver projects according to plan. The SPM is also responsible for defining the project objectives and overseeing quality control throughout the project life cycle. The SPM is expected to frequently engage with end user(s), PPPL, and DOE stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate awareness of project status and performance. Key project attributes leading to possible career progression for the SPM include: project complexity, risk, team size, business volume, contract type, and political/client/business sensitivities. The SPM manages the full life cycle of assigned projects and assures that these projects are completed in accordance with PPPL and DOE policies, programs and procedures. This Position reports, functionally, to the Project Management Office and is matrix-ed to Projects as needed across the Lab.
Department
PPPL Project Management
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12316
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/13/2021 3:06 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. PPPL is seeking a Warehouse and Receiving Clerk who will coordinate and organize long-term and short-term storage in laboratory warehouses. The position supports receiving functions as well as mail and package delivery to all areas of the laboratory.
Department
PPPL Facilities
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2021-12315
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/13/2021 2:28 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 and Refrigeration equipment, 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
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2021-12313
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/13/2021 1:46 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 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks to fill a post-doctoral research physicist position to study transport physics in high beta tokamak plasmas, including NSTX-U and possibly other tokamaks. 
Department
PPPL NSTX
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12308
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/12/2021 11:31 AM)
The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for a Project Director for conventional capital and strategic projects and campus strategy coordination. PPPL is growing and the campus infrastructure requires updating and expansion to meet and enable the mission need. The Project Director (PD) is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of Science Laboratories Infrastructure funded projects and other strategic projects ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources in order to deliver projects according to plan. In addition, working with Lab Senior Leadership, Princeton, and DOE the PD will coordinate the forward-looking campus strategy and planning for PPPL.The PD is also responsible for defining the project objectives and overseeing quality control throughout the project life cycle. The PM is expected to frequently engage with end user(s), PPPL, Princeton University and DOE stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate awareness of project status and performance. The PD will understand and manage project complexity, risk, team size, business volume, contract type, and political/client/business sensitivities. The PD staffs and manages the full life cycle of assigned projects and assures that these projects are completed in accordance with PPPL and DOE policies, programs and procedures.
Department
PPPL Project Management
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-12022
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(1/11/2021 12:36 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 as an energy source for the world. The PPPL is seeking to fill an exciting role for a construction focused Procurement Specialist to join the Procurement Division in support of laboratory construction efforts. In this role, the incumbent will provide support to lab-wide procurement activities which include products, research, services, maintenance, and construction.
Department
PPPL Business Operations
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2020-11738
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/7/2021 12:41 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. Do you want to be an influential part of the world’s largest fusion experiment? The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the U.S. International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Diagnostic Team Lead and the PPPL ITER Projects Head. Reporting to the PPPL Deputy Director for Operations and US ITER Technical Systems Division Director, this position comes with the opportunity to grow and advance international research initiatives, leading engineering projects, influencing the most complex fusion facility ever built. ITER is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject, which will be the world's largest magnetic confinement plasma physics experiment studying burning plasmas for the first time. Thirty-five nations are collaborating to build and operate ITER tokamak, located in France.
Department
PPPL ITER Projects
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2021-12290
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(1/4/2021 6:27 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 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) at Princeton University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research position in multiscale, computational plasma physics. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. The successful candidate will develop novel plasma simulation methods and codes, with applications to problems in one or more of the following areas: the plasma astrophysics of black holes and neutron stars; whole-device modeling of experiments such as tokamaks or stellarators; or interactions of low-temperature plasmas with materials in the context of plasma-based nanofabrication. A strong background in plasma physics, computational science and parallel computing is preferred. The successful candidate will have access to outstanding computational facilities and opportunities for collaboration. The expected starting date is June 15, 2021, but earlier or later is possible.
Department
PPPL Office of the Director
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2020-12281
Date Posted 1 month ago(12/22/2020 3:20 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 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is embarking on a period of unprecedented strategic growth. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly experienced professional subject matter expert to lead a revitalization of the PPPL’s work planning and control program and to assure its continual improvement. The program will see that all work is performed safely, securely, in an environmentally responsible manner, and meets quality objectives for performance.
Department
PPPL ES&H
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2020-12140
Date Posted 2 months ago(11/19/2020 2:41 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a collaborative national center operated by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy. We are working to develop the scientific understanding and innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world. PPPL is one of 10 national laboratories in the DOE Office of Science, the nation’s largest single supporter of basic research in the physical sciences. Staff are Princeton University employees who receive generous benefits, including salaries, healthcare, vacation, and tuition reimbursement. Learn more here: www.Princeton.edu/hr/jobseekers/. We aspire to provide a positive work environment that respects all individuals. We are committed to affirmative action, equal employment, diversity and inclusion. At PPPL, everyone’s perspectives are welcomed and valued, resulting in a positive environment. We strive to make the Lab inclusive for all, and to help all staff feel valued and appreciated. The Engineering Rotational Program at PPPL provides engineering graduates with the experience and relationships to prepare for future technical leadership. The two-year program consists of four six-month rotations through engineering departments to develop your technical expertise through coaching, mentoring and training with leading engineers in the industry. Each rotation covers a wide range of assignments across all phases of the engineering product life cycle, from analysis and design to installation and operation and more. We are looking for team players with excellent communication, problem-solving and analytical skills, and strong work ethic and leadership potential.
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Full-Time / Part-Time
Full-Time
Category
Engineering

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