The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational plasma physics. The successful candidate must have, or about to finish, a Ph.D in computational plasma physics, applied mathematics or closely related topics. Strong programming skills in C++ and ability to work with a large code base is required. The project focuses on developing advanced algorithms for the solution of Vlasov and Gyrokinetic equations for lab and astrophysical plasmas, and for plasma thrusters for satellites. Knowledge of modern computer architecture is a plus, although not required. The selected candidate will have the potential for developing tools and making exciting new contributions to tackle some of the most challenging computational plasma physics problems. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and subject to funding, for a total of up to two years.
Candidates must have a PhD in Plasma Physics or a related field, or expect to receive one before the start date of the position.
Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references. Applicants must apply via the web at: http://jobs.princeton.edu. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Greg Hammett (firstname.lastname@example.org). This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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