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Requisition # 2021-13515
Date Posted 22 minutes ago(10/26/2021 1:48 PM)
To provide expertise and leadership in power supply and electromagnetic engineering as applicable to magnetic confinement research devices at PPPL and other collaborating fusion research institutions. 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 Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2021-13615
Date Posted 3 hours ago(10/26/2021 11:12 AM)
Operate diagnostics on PFRC-2 and interpret the data. 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 Plasma Science and Techno
Job Type
Temporary
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-13614
Date Posted 4 hours ago(10/26/2021 10:21 AM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is seeking to fill an open Program Manager position. This position will support the Lab’s Apprenticeship program to plan, organize, and guide overall program operations, resources, and activities to facilitate the attainment of the PPPL Apprenticeship program goals and objectives. 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 Communictn & Public Outrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Communications and Public Relations
Requisition # 2021-13613
Date Posted 4 hours ago(10/26/2021 9:56 AM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is looking to add an experienced accountant to our Business Operations Department for a 2-year 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. **This is a 2-year TERM position at this time. Position does offer benefits. 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 Business Operations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2021-13612
Date Posted 5 hours ago(10/26/2021 9:25 AM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is looking to add an experienced accountant to our Business Operations Department for a 2-year 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. **This is a 2-year TERM position at this time. Position does offer benefits.  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 Business Operations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2021-12818
Date Posted 14 hours ago(10/26/2021 12:13 AM)
The Internal Controls Lead is responsible for monitoring compliance with Laboratory policies primarily in support of procurement operations, as well as analyzing financial controls. This position will continuously assess risk and evaluate best practices and efficiency opportunities. 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 Business Operations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2021-13256
Date Posted 15 hours ago(10/25/2021 11:06 PM)
The Change Management Lead for the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Implementation is responsible for leading change management, communications, training design/delivery, and organizational readiness activities for a cross-functional ERP implementation project that impacts 600+ users across PPPL. In addition to leading the change management workstream for this project, this position is also responsible for identifying the organizational changes and structures required to sustain the new business processes post-project and developing the training programs necessary to support business transformation. This position will work with the project team and organizational leaders to ensure adoption, utilization, and proficiency of the changes that impact employees in the organization to increase benefit realization, value creation, return on investment and the achievement of results and outcomes. 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 Business Operations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2021-13610
Date Posted 22 hours ago(10/25/2021 4:02 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is looking to add an experienced accountant to our Business Operations Department for a 2-year term. Reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager, the Staff Accountant II 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 invoice processing, general ledger reconciliations, preparation for audits, and special projects. **This is a 2-year TERM position at this time. Position does offer benefits.  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 Business Operations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2021-13601
Date Posted 24 hours ago(10/25/2021 2:33 PM)
PPPL has an early career staff position open in the area of computational plasma physics to play a key role in the application and development of the Gkeyll code to astrophysical systems. The successful candidate will develop novel plasma simulations methods based on the discontinuous Galerkin family of algorithms, focusing primarily on application to the plasma astrophysics of black holes, neutron stars and other extreme astrophysical events. Ability to also apply the algorithms to fusion and space plasmas is required. A strong background in plasma physics, computational science and parallel computing is a must. This position resides in the newly created Computational Sciences Department that aims to be a world-class department at the forefront of computational plasma physics. 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 Computational Science
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-13090
Date Posted 1 day ago(10/25/2021 1:58 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has an Oracle Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Reporting Analyst opening within its Information Technology Department in the application development (AppDev) team. Under some supervision, the successful candidate is responsible for the design, development, and support of Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP dashboards, reports, conversions, interfaces, and enhancements with an emphasis on the development of dashboards and reports, The ideal candidate will be working closely with customer departments and responsible for engaging end-users in with reporting needs. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. 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. No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.  
Department
PPPL Information Technology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
Requisition # 2021-13088
Date Posted 1 day ago(10/25/2021 1:52 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Oracle Cloud Fusion ERP and EPM System Administrator to work on the implementation and operation in the Information Technology Department of the application development (AppDev) team. The successful candidate will be the key lead for performing Oracle product administration and support, including Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM). He/She will have broad responsibilities across daily support, database and middleware administration, quarterly upgrades, user management, security roles, and compliance. This position will be the primary technical expert working with the external implementation team and internal functional team on Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) systems implementation and support. The ideal candidate will be working closely with customer departments and responsible for resolving and engaging end-users in troubleshooting issues. Strong verbal and written communication are required. 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. No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. 
Department
PPPL Information Technology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
Requisition # 2021-13089
Date Posted 1 day ago(10/25/2021 1:49 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has an Oracle Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Integration developer opening within its Information Technology Department in the application development (AppDev) team. Under some supervision, the successful candidate is responsible for the design, development, and support of Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP integrations, data conversions, and reports with an emphasis on the development of integrations. The ideal candidate will be working closely with customer departments to develop customized applications as requested and responsible for resolving and engaging end-users in troubleshooting issues. Strong verbal and written communication are required. 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. No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. 
Department
PPPL Information Technology
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
Requisition # 2021-13574
Date Posted 7 days ago(10/19/2021 2:13 PM)
The successful candidate will conduct experiments, modeling and analysis in the area of boundary physics, aimed at power exhaust, pedestal control, and plasma-facing component (PFC) design, with a special emphasis on comparing lithium and boron wall conditioning and designing liquid metal PFCs. The candidate will be based onsite in Princeton NJ, and will participate in the analysis and/or operation of boundary diagnostics and actuators on a range of devices: NSTX-U, LTX-beta, ST40, and possibly MAST-U. Travel to support collaborative experimental research on offsite facilities may be required. 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 NSTX
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-12694
Date Posted 1 week ago(10/18/2021 3:52 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) invites applications for the position of Science Infrastructure and Operations Coordinator (SIOC). 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. PPPL is engaged in a period of programmatic diversification and growth with an expanding research portfolio and substantial investment in new facilities and infrastructure upgrades. A critical element of this activity is translating the requirements for scientific capability into the features, design, and functionality of both new and existing infrastructure. The Science Infrastructure and Operations Coordinator (SIOC) will establish the scientific infrastructure and associated engineering priorities consistent with PPPL scientific goals and available funding, and will coordinate the definition, implementation, distribution, and operation of office, collaboration, and laboratory spaces among the user programs. The SIOC will also ensure that program objectives are achieved as defined by senior lab management and that project development is executed efficiently and effectively to achieve the PPPL mission. 
Department
PPPL Office of the Director
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-13546
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(10/13/2021 4:04 PM)
Provides design suggestions and guidance as appropriate. Stays current with trends and industry standards. Comfortable making quick decisions and shows good judgement. Creates compelling, innovating and engaging visual designs across multiple digital platforms, including print, websites and social media. Plays a key role in defining organizational brand standard refresh and ensuring all creative assets are a strong representation of the PPPL brand. Defines an impactful visual language to convey our brand voice to intended audiences and stakeholders. 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 Communictn & Public Outrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Communications and Public Relations
Requisition # 2020-11601
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(10/11/2021 12:59 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for an Experimental Power Systems Engineer. Reporting to the Power Systems Group Leader, this position will provide electrical power engineering design, analysis and troubleshooting in support of PPPL’s research activities.
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2021-13527
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(10/11/2021 7:51 AM)
A Qualified NB Source Operator is able to operate and maintain the Neutral Beam Power Systems and Ion Sources. Operate, inspect, repair, troubleshoot and maintain associated and supporting subsystems and test equipment. Additionally, provide coverage for experimental operations including required overtime, night shift, and weekend coverage as needed. Under general supervision, performs a number of more complex and diversified technical tasks utilizing expertise and knowledge they have acquired. May perform some non-routine tasks requiring independent judgement typically involved with setting up of test apparatus, operation of equipment, and evaluation of the performance and reliability of systems and subcomponents. Follows various Laboratory procedures and applies PPPL prescribed standard technical practices and principles. 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 Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2020-11972
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(10/6/2021 11:31 AM)
This Real-Time Computer Programmer will be located at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics in San Diego, CA. Fusion is the perfect energy source to produce high power electricity with no environmental impacts and uses deuterium, a 200-million-year supply, from seawater to produce energy. The highly technical team at DIII-D leads the world in its fusion control development focused on taming this 150-million-degree C plasma. The Plasma Control System (PCS) controls fusion device plasmas around the world. The original version, created at the DIII-D fusion device, is exported to many of the other worldwide fusion devices for the control of plasma. Real time computing along with artificial intelligence and machine learning codes are used to grow the PCS control capabilities.  Programming of flight guidance systems or self-driving cars, other real time computer controlled systems will be helpful here.  The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy as a safe, economical, and environmentally attractive energy source for the world’s long-term energy requirements. The Laboratory is managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which is the largest single supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.  
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2021-13514
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(10/5/2021 9:56 AM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has an open position for a research staff scientist at the DIII-D national fusion facility, located in San Diego, CA. The candidate will employ 2-D and 3-D models of the edge plasma to understand and optimize the effects of particle injection (impurities and hydrogenic neutrals) on the dynamics of the pedestal, scrape-off layer and divertor. In the near term, particular emphasis will be given to the study of low-Z impurity powders to enhance radiation in the plasma boundary and mediate the plasma-material interaction. The candidate will design, lead and model tokamak experiments making use of actuators such as gas and solid material injection into tokamak plasmas to determine the effectiveness of innovative approaches to overcoming the core-edge integration challenge, including effective edge power dissipation in high confinement plasmas. The candidate will also develop a program of research to model and understand the poloidal distribution of neutrals and the effect of such neutrals on confinement and stability. In particular, the candidate will be expected to lead a growing team of edge plasma modelers aimed at understanding and controlling the effects of impurities and neutrals on dissipation and confinement. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to international collaborative research conducted by the department with partner fusion laboratories worldwide. 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 ITER and Tokamaks
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2021-13357
Date Posted 4 weeks ago(10/1/2021 3:08 PM)
The Industrial Hygenist will assist with all industrial hygiene work planning, assist in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) development and review, and provide field validation and implementation of all Industrial Hygiene Program procedures. Will support management in ensuring the monitoring, controls and processes for reducing and controlling chemical, biological, and physical hazards are in compliance with all applicable procedures, policies, contractual/operational requirements, safety guidelines, OSHA, DOE Orders and local, state and federal regulations. It will be helpful if this person comes in with a background/experience with Industrial Hygiene and/or Occupational Health & Saftey. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support line management. 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 ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability

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