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Requisition # 2024-18348
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/11/2024 12:49 PM)
Under the supervision of the Shop Supervisor and Lead, 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 building automation system and end devices Develops solutions to enhance or enable controls of lab wide 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 approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. 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, inclusion and accessibility 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 # 2022-15946
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/11/2024 9:54 AM)
The Overhead Crane & Hoist Inspector Technician will be responsible for the maintenance, servicing, repairing, inspecting and functional testing of overhead cranes and hoisting equipment. The technician will also support the operations shop in the inspection, and repair of overhead, pneumatic, and electrically controlled doors, gates, and barriers, as well as all associated instrumentation and controls. The technician will coordinate with other groups within the Facilities Department and throughout the Laboratory to ensure long-term, safe and efficient operation of utility 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 approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. 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, inclusion and accessibility 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 # 2024-18331
Date Posted 1 month ago(1/10/2024 8:47 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 Safety Inspector/Technician apprentice program shall be considered completed when the apprentice has satisfactorily completed each of the competencies listed below and the related technical instruction. 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 on 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, inclusion and accessibility 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 # 2024-18280
Date Posted 2 months ago(1/4/2024 10:26 AM)
Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager and Lead Technician, 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. 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 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, inclusion and accessibility 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 # 2023-16307
Date Posted 2 months ago(12/20/2023 8:49 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
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-18169
Date Posted 3 months ago(12/4/2023 11:49 AM)
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. Accounts Payable/Travel Reimbursement Representative is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and processing supplier invoices, miscellaneous reimbursements, and travel & expense reimbursement requests in accordance with DOE guidance and contractual obligations.
Department
PPPL Business Operations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2023-17954
Date Posted 3 months ago(11/28/2023 3:11 PM)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a leading institution in the field of plasma physics and fusion energy research. We are committed to advancing clean and sustainable energy solutions through cutting-edge research and development. As part of our strategic focus on fusion energy, we are seeking a dedicated and innovative early career postdoc researcher (0-3 years) to contribute to the development of a comprehensive systems code for scoping studies in the design of advanced stellarator-based pilot plants. 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 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, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-17416
Date Posted 4 months ago(11/3/2023 3:21 PM)
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 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, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Business Operations
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Financial Services and Procurement
Requisition # 2023-17594
Date Posted 4 months ago(10/26/2023 4:06 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. The Group Leader of the Controls & Data Acquisition Division will manage a group of engineers and technicians providing system specification and design, and electronic and software design, for instrumentation, control, data acquisition and analysis systems used on experimental fusion reactors and physics diagnostics. This job manages and contributes to delivering fully functional, integrated and tested software and electronic instrumentation environments for the operation of large experimental devices ranging in cost from $10M to $300M. 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 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, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-17643
Date Posted 5 months ago(10/4/2023 12:19 PM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has an exciting opportunity for a proactive and visionary leader to serve as the Head of the Computational Sciences Department (CSD). This position comes with the expectation to guide, grow, and advance research initiatives and DOE Core Capabilities associated with the PPPL CSD developed during the past three years. The successful applicant for this position will support the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) mission of the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program "to discover, develop, and deploy computational and networking capabilities to analyze, model, simulate, and predict complex phenomena” with emphasis on supporting the Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) mission “to expand the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and to build the scientific foundation needed to develop a fusion energy source … and creating theoretical and computational models to resolve essential physics principles.” PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University and 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 toward the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL has also begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy and plasma physics to a multi-focus approach that includes quantum information science, microelectronics, and sustainability science which will also benefit from growing PPPL computational science capabilities. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Computational Science
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory
Requisition # 2023-17331
Date Posted 7 months ago(8/2/2023 3:38 PM)
Members of the Engineering Staff participate in the research and development programs at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory by designing, maintaining, operating, and improving instruments, equipment, and systems; by designing, writing, maintaining or by providing equivalent professional knowledge and skills in other disciplines necessary to carry out the Laboratory's research and development efforts. Staff members at this rank make decisions and recommendations that are authoritative and have extensive impact on the engineering, computing, scientific, and related activities of the Laboratory. They negotiate critical and controversial decisions with senior engineers, scientists, and officers of other areas of the Laboratory and other organizations. They are creative and foresighted, and exercise mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding novel and extensive engineering, computational, or scientific programs and 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 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 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, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-17492
Date Posted 7 months ago(7/26/2023 2:18 PM)
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, 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 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, inclusion and accessibility 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 # 2023-17267
Date Posted 8 months ago(6/14/2023 11:58 AM)
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 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, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! We are hiring two Quality Assurance Engineers for this position. 
Department
PPPL Quality and Assurance
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2023-16878
Date Posted 10 months ago(5/5/2023 11:14 AM)
Seize the opportunity to transform how PPPL works! Help us harness the latest technologies to power our enterprise and to unleash your potential! We are looking for a Network Engineer to design, implement, maintain, and support our growing hardware and software network infrastructure. You will be an integral part of PPPLs IT team that is responsible for designing and developing scalable, maintainable, highly available network architectures that meet business objectives and SLAs. The PPPL Network Engineer is responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining communication networks within an organization. Duties will include support for wired and wireless networks, virtual private networks (VPNs), collaborate and develop new technology offerings and improve cyber-security as well as ensuring availability and uptime for networking and telecommunications 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 approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. 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, inclusion and accessibility 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 # 2023-16759
Date Posted 10 months ago(5/5/2023 11:08 AM)
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory seeks to fill a postdoctoral position at PPPL in the Science Education Department.The PPPL Science Education department has a mission of public engagement and workforce development for the US plasma physics and fusion sciences/engineering community. The department leads several programs at a local, national, and international level and for various audiences, including K-12, general public, undergraduate, graduate, and faculty-level. The department contributes to, and often leads, national efforts in public engagement, including the USFusionEnergy.org, the APS-DPP Education and Outreach committee, and the Plasma Network for Engagement and Training (PlasmaNET). It also leads local engagement programs, including the Science on Saturday seminar series (going into its 38th year) and the Young Women’s Conference (going into its 22nd year). The Science Education department also manages the PPPL High School and Undergraduate internship program which hosts ~70 students per year.The successful candidate will design,manage, and evaluate a variety of learning opportunities within the Science Education Program. The responsibilities include leading workshops, designing new programs, conducting assessment, and leading lab activities, including the remote-controlled experiments. They will support programs for students, faculty and teachers, such as the Introduction to plasma and fusion 2-week course, the graduate summer school, and the undergraduate workshop in plasma physics. They will also support our international collaboration with the IAEA in developing international workshops. They will identify new funding sources and support all other Science Education programs. Finally, successful candidates will be engaged in DEIA initiatives at the lab and in the plasma/fusion community. Awareness and commitment to the advancement of DEIA principles in the field will be required. 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 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, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Department
PPPL Strategic Relationships
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory

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