Location: Livermore, CA Category: Post Docs Organization: Physical and Life Sciences Posting Requirement: External Posting Job ID: 102968 Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1) Date Posted: October 06 2017
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.
We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member in the field of edge plasma physics for magnetic fusion energy devices. You will apply expertise in numerical simulation in collaboration with experimental teams to understand problems in edge transport and plasma-surface interactions in spherical tokamaks. This position is in the Spherical Tokamak Boundary Physics group, Fusion Energy Sciences Program of the Physics Division.
The primary work location will be at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey.
- Conduct research in the area of edge plasma simulations and provide physics understanding of results. - Conduct data analysis and comparison with edge two-dimensional multi-fluid codes.
- Work as a team member to compare simulation and existing experimental data, provide modeling support for on-going experiments. - Develop and implement new physics models. - Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
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- Recent PhD in plasma physics or a related field. - Knowledge of basic plasma physics and numerical simulation methods. - Documented publication record in peer-reviewed literature and experience presenting research results to a large audience. - Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to work in multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations. - Experience working independently and in a team environment to achieve program goals in a timely manner.
- Knowledge of edge plasmas in fusion devices, familiarity with edge plasma diagnostic techniques and atomic physics. - Experience with large edge plasma codes, e.g., UEDGE, SOLPS, EDGE2D, EMC; experience with data analysis programming languages, such as IDL and Python. - Knowledge of tokamak operation and interpretation of experimental data.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
Security Clearance: None required.
Note: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.
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