The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking a full-time scientist to theoretically and numerically study the edge radial electric field. This position is at the rank of Associate Research Physicist (equivalent to a postdoctoral position).
The edge radial electric field Er is believed to strongly affect edge stability and transport properties, which are of critical importance for the viability of fusion energy. The successful applicant will work closely with PPPL theorists to develop simplified models of edge Er, using analyticaltheory as well as extreme-scale numerical simulations with the XGC family of codes. The work will include the development and application of numerical diagnostics to clarify the physical mechanisms that determine Er. Consideration of experimental application and interaction with PPPL experimentalists are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, present, and publish novel physical results resulting from the work.
Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in plasma physics or a related discipline.
Familiarity with tokamak edge physics, particle-in-cell gyrokinetic simulation, and parallel computing is desirable.
Strong theoretical and mathematical aptitude.
English communication and writing skills.
Teamwork is essential.
Qualified applicants should apply and send a curriculum vitae and bibliography. Three letters of recommendation will be requested from finalists.
Letters can be mailed to T. Stolzfus-Dueck, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, James Forrestal Campus, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 2019-11030
About Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a collaborative national center for fusion energy research, operated by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A world-class fusion energy research laboratory dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy as a safe, economical and environmentally attractive energy source for the world’s long-term energy requirements.