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Requisition # 2023-16272
Date Posted 17 hours ago(7/17/2024 4:40 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,...
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2024-19497
Date Posted 24 hours ago(7/17/2024 10:27 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.PPPL invites applications for the position of Health Physics (HP) Manager in support of the Lab Mission. This position reports to the Head of Environmental, Safety & Health (ES&H). This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the PPPL Health Physics Program, including the internal and external...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-19170
Date Posted 1 day ago(7/17/2024 8:04 AM)
The Industrial Safety Specialist will serve as a point of contact between the Plasma Science and Technology Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Division. They provide technical support, consultation to support various PPPL’s safety program elements. As a member of the Occupational Safety & Health team, you will be responsible for Laboratory personnel and other safety members in maintaining and monitoring various occupational safety programs. These program elements include but are not limited to policy and procedural compliance and tracking, safety and health program management, injury reporting analysis, and safety training.As the Industrial Safety Specialist, you will conduct task-specific job safety analyses for work performed in various industrial and mechanical...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-19441
Date Posted 2 days ago(7/16/2024 5:37 PM)
Under general supervision, performs Industrial Hygiene (IH) oversight of work in a field environment. Duties will include assisting the senior IH with job functions as assigned. The Industrial Hygienist will assist with all Industrial Hygiene work planning, assist in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) development and review, review and provide field validation and implementation of all Industrial HygieneProgram procedures and assist and support management in ensuring the monitoring, controls and processes for reducing and controlling chemical, biological, and physical hazards are in compliance with all applicableprocedures, policies, contractual/operational requirements, safety guidelines, OSHA, DOE Orders and local, state and federal regulations. The specific work assignment may include...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-18719
Date Posted 1 week ago(7/11/2024 9:46 AM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory currently uses two (2) large, stored energy, Motor-Generators, each Generator rated at 450 MVA, to supply power to the various experimental loads in support of National Spherical Torus Experiment – Upgrade (NSTX-U) operations. Each motor-generator is driven by a 15,000 horsepower (HP) electrical induction motor rated at 13.8 KV. The motor-generator technician will provide support for all maintenance, testing, repairs, upgrades, installations, modifications and troubleshooting of the motor generators and their associated subsystems.  A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of...
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2024-19169
Date Posted 1 week ago(7/10/2024 2:56 PM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has an opening for a Senior Industrial Hygienist to support the Occupational Safety and Health Division. This position will serve as PPPL’s senior Industrial Hygienist professional within the Laboratory as well as provide mentorship and guidance on the identification, recognition, and mitigation of chemical and physical stressors in the workplace as well as during field activities on assigned projects. The position will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance, and execution of the PPPL Industrial Hygiene program, consistent with Laboratory Environment, Safety, and Health, federal and contractual requirements. As a senior industrial hygienist, this position will specialize in protecting the health and safety of workers in laboratory and...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-19452
Date Posted 1 week ago(7/9/2024 9:53 AM)
As the Senior HR Business Partner (HRBP) for Research, you will collaborate closely with our leaders to define and drive our talent strategy, navigate organizational change, and ensure readiness for the future. This role places you at the forefront as a strategic partner, guiding leaders on critical priorities including talent management, succession planning, capability development, employee engagement, performance optimization, and the cultivation of an inclusive culture. You will take ownership of workforce planning and development, playing a key role in shaping the Lab’s evolution and growth. You are a dedicated champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, ensuring these values are embedded in all we do. You will be responsible for managing employee relations and other daily...
Department
PPPL Human Resources
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Human Resources
Requisition # 2024-19440
Date Posted 1 week ago(7/8/2024 12:51 PM)
The Operational and Functional Safety Systems Engineer will provide engineering support for design, life cycle maintenance, operation, and repair of operational and safety systems at PPPL. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a multi-focus approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or...
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2024-19354
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(7/5/2024 11:21 AM)
PPPL is seeking a Mail & Package Delivery / Receiving Clerk who will provide mail and package delivery of material received at PPPL to all areas of the Laboratory. The position also supports receiving functions; warehouse storage; various Material Services functions. - Provide mail & package delivery service to all areas of the Laboratory, supports laboratory staff with outbound mail service to include domestic and international mail.- Provides support to warehouse operations as needed.- Operate commercial motor vehicles (cargo van and stake body truck), forklifts and other material handling equipment. Performs daily inspections of equipment.- Prepare and maintain systems records according to regulatory requirements.- Process purchase order receipts and other transactions to...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-18387
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(7/2/2024 11:07 AM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking an Alternating Current (AC) Power Electrical Engineer with experience in design, procurement, commissioning, operation, and management of electrical AC power systems and associated equipment to join our staff in the Facilities Engineering Division. This position will be brougnt on to the team to support and back up current AC Power operations.  The roles is responsible for the operations, performance, and maintenance of the AC power systemss and participates in the design and specification of medium and low voltage AC power distributions systems typical of large industrial facilities, overseeing the activities of engineering subcontractors, construction subcontractors and equipment suppliers. Additional activities will include the...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-19403
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(6/28/2024 11:40 AM)
The Project Management Office (PMO) seeks a Deputy Department Head to assist in the fulfillment of the Office’s mission and objectives: To develop, maintain, and assure the proper execution of the standards, procedures, systems, tools, and training required to successfully plan, estimate, and execute PPPL Projects within scope, on schedule, on budget, and with an emphasis on safety, quality, and consistency. The PMO sets the PPPL standard for project management, enabling the successful execution of the PPPL project portfolio. This is not a position for IT, Software, and/or Financial Projects. The Project Management Office (PMO) Deputy Head assists with overseeing the daily operations of the PMO to ensure the fulfillment of the Office’s mission and objectives. The PMO Head, in...
Department
PPPL Project Management
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-19361
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(6/26/2024 11:46 AM)
Work with project teams both at PPPL and throughout the world to develop novel solutions to instrument a world-leading thermonuclear reactor being built in southern France. This work contributes to the development of ITER (www.iter.org) diagnostic instrumentation & control designs by providing oversight of vendors contracted to design these systems. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a multi-focus...
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Length of Term Appointment
F-36 Months
Requisition # 2024-19325
Date Posted 1 month ago(6/18/2024 8:16 AM)
Under the supervision of the Manager Facilities & Maintenance, the BAS Specialist will be responsible for Building Automation Systems (BAS) monitoring/alarm management, incident coordination, system diagnostics, programming, and system maintenance. Additional support for security and fire systems. The technician will coordinate with other groups within the Department and throughout the Laboratory to ensure long-term, safe, and efficient operation of the Siemens building automation system and end devices. Develops innovative solutions to enhance or enable controls of lab-wide systems. BAS Specialist will be responsible for Building Automation Systems (BAS) monitoring, programming, and troubleshooting of sitewide control systems. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-19289
Date Posted 1 month ago(6/12/2024 9:20 AM)
Under the supervision of the Shop Supervisor and Lead the facilities general mechanic will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of the facilities infrastructure. This includes repairing walls, floors, doors, windows ceilings, carpentry, locksmithing and firestopping. Additional responsibilities for snow removal and assisting with furniture/lab moves as needed. General Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the installation, preventative maintenance, and repair of facilities infrastructure. Complete building maintenance and repair of ceilings, floors, locks, doors, roofs, walls, and snow removal. This position will also support the other maintenance trade shops with additional support. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2023-17492
Date Posted 1 month ago(6/10/2024 10:20 AM)
This position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the PPPL electrical safety program, consistent with Laboratory Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) policies and US Department of Energy requirements. The objective of this program is to limit the risks to employees, the general public, the environment, and equipment by the identification, evaluation, and control of electrical hazards and training of employees. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities,...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
Requisition # 2024-18736
Date Posted 1 month ago(6/5/2024 9:42 AM)
PPPL is seeking to fill an Environmental Technician position. The Environmental Technician performs technical tasks for waste management support to the Laboratory. The waste management areas will focus on hazardous, universal, medical, and low-level radioactive wastes, asbestos management, spill prevention, and cleanup programs following prescribed work methods and/or explicit instructions. Performs light and routine maintenance on assigned tools, equipment, and apparatus. The position is predominantly field activities based with limited office activities. A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a...
Department
PPPL ES&H
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Environment and Sustainability
Requisition # 2024-19207
Date Posted 2 months ago(5/28/2024 10:03 AM)
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of facility infrastructure projects, ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources (such as Architects, Engineers, and consultants) in order to deliver projects according to plan. The PM is expected to frequently engage with end user(s), PPPL, and DOE stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate awareness of project status and performance. The PM 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. The PM will provide...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-19190
Date Posted 2 months ago(5/24/2024 12:12 PM)
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of facility infrastructure projects, ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources (such as Architects, Engineers, and consultants) in order to deliver projects according to plan. The PM is expected to frequently engage with end user(s), PPPL, and DOE stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate awareness of project status and performance. The PM 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. The PM will provide...
Department
PPPL Facilities
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Requisition # 2024-19158
Date Posted 2 months ago(5/21/2024 1:53 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks to fill an Associate Research Physicist position based at DIII-D, in San Diego, CA. This position directly targets one of the largest gaps in predictive modeling for scenario development for fusion power plants (FPPs) and ITER - the interplay between edge neutral fueling and plasma transport that leads to the formation of the H-mode pedestal. The position will leverage state of the art diagnostics and simulation tools to improve understanding of particle, impurity, and thermal transport in the H-mode pedestal. Several new neutral diagnostic systems have been installed on DIII-D by PPPL and other researchers with the intent of understanding the role that neutrals play in coupling the outer region of the confined plasma, the pedestal,...
Department
PPPL Tokamak Expermntl Science
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2024-19164
Date Posted 2 months ago(5/21/2024 1:43 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking to fill an Associate Research Physicist position in the Theory Department. The successful candidate will conduct research on turbulent and neoclassical transport in stellarators. The successful candidate will develop computational tools for the effective evaluation and study of neoclassical and turbulent fluxes of particles and energy in stellarators, and will use these tools to propose strategies to control energy losses and impurity accumulation in stellarators. The successful candidate will contribute to PPPL’s mission by strengthening our knowledge of neoclassical and turbulent processes in stellarators, and by using this knowledge to develop computational tools to evaluate neoclassical and turbulent transport efficiently and...
Department
PPPL Theory
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Length of Term Appointment
F-36 Months

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