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Requisition # 2021-13415
Date Posted 3 months ago(8/26/2022 4:44 PM)
Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! The Engineering Directorate at PPPL is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for and advancing the state-of-the-art for magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in diagnostics, high-field magnets, power electronics, heating sources, and plasma facing components for nuclear fusion experiments at PPPL and collaborator facilities world-wide. Mechanical (solid mechanics and fluid dynamics), electromagnetic, thermal, material, and radiation effects and engineering challenges are routinely encountered simultaneously in PPPL engineering projects. PPPL engineers develop novel solutions to the engineering challenges of fusion and plasma physics and collaborate with the Research and Computation teams to develop new research directions, core capabilities, and experimental devices. The complex coupled-physics nature of fusion devices presents truly unique challenges to the design and optimization of these devices. The ability to fully model and simulate these devices and components; from the physics of the confined plasma, through the electromagnetic and elemental particle forces impingement on structure and the structural response – over the full lifetime of the device; design, manufacture, operations, decommissioning, would be a paradigm changing innovation. PPPL is actively working to establish international leadership in this Virtual Engineering arena. The Director for Virtual Engineering will provide technical and thought leadership in the establishment, deployment, and utilization of a comprehensive virtual/digital engineering enterprise using high performance computing (HPC) capability at PPPL to meet the above goals. Responsibilities will include setting the technical direction and implementation of our integrated fusion energy research program and virtual engineering modeling and simulation (M&S) environment. This will necessitate the initiation and maintenance of extensive contacts with key engineers and scientists in other areas of the Laboratory and in other fusion organizations both in the US and internationally. The successful candidate will bring creativity, foresight, and mature professional judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems, in determining project objectives and requirements, and in developing standards and guides for diverse engineering, computing, and scientific activities. This position reports to the PPPL Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Engineering, who will provide support and general administrative direction for the virtual engineering program objectives, schedules, and budgets.
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-15212
Date Posted 5 months ago(7/13/2022 3:18 PM)
Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! Provides mechanical engineering and operations support for systems owned by the Heating Group; Bakeout, Cooling Water, TVPS, RF, and Personnel Safety Systems. Develops technical requirements, design, fabrication, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and upgrades for complex plasma experiments using standard engineering practices. Supports other Engineering Department engineering duties as needed.             
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-14956
Date Posted 5 months ago(6/20/2022 5:51 PM)
Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! NSTX-U is the flagship fusion experiment at PPPL. The experiment requires synchronized operation of numerous high power one-of-a-kind subsystems. NSTX-U is located on PPPL campus D site which requires dedicated work planning and control, coordination of activities, and conduct of operations.- As NSTX-U Chief Operating Engineer, provide oversight and coordination of a range of engineering technology subsystems and the associated operations staff to ensure safe and reliable operation of the NSTX-U fusion infrastructure and experiments.- As D-Site Shift Supervisor, ensure proper coordination of work planning and control, system maintenance, system operations, and system upgrades across the facility.- As part of Engineering Operations, participate in safety, design, procedures, training, and projects to provide experimental operations engineering and perspective.
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Engineering
Requisition # 2022-15038
Date Posted 6 months ago(6/10/2022 9:51 AM)
Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us! The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking to fill a Staff Research Physicist position in the Theory Department. The successful candidate will conduct research on turbulent fluctuations in magnetic confinement fusion devices. The initial focus of the research will be to study turbulence in stellarator plasmas using theoretical tools and first-principles simulations. With time, the successful candidate will be expected to develop their own research program, encompassing both tokamaks and stellarators.
Department
PPPL Theory
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Research and Laboratory

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