The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking a full-time scientist to study tokamak pedestal structure and stability on NSTX(-U) and other devices. This position is at the rank of Associate Research Physicist.
The successful applicant will work closely with theorists and experimentalists from NSTX-U and DIII-D to develop, validate, and apply models of tokamak pedestal structure and stability. This will include analysis of experimental data from discharges in which non-axisymmetric fields are applied to suppress edge-localized modes; and also understanding and modeling pedestal structure and evolution in spherical tori such as NSTX(-U) and MAST(-U). This position will be part of a PPPL-CCFE post-doc initiative, and while the position will be based at PPPL, the candidate would be expected to visit MAST-U periodically and work with their researchers in a coordinated fashion.
Applicant should have a Ph.D. in plasma physics or a closely related discipline and one or more years’ experience in the areas of macroscopic stability and/or transport in the edge of magnetized fusion devices. Familiarity with tokamak equilibrium reconstruction techniques or codes for analyzing magnetohydrodynamic or gyrokinetic stability is desirable. English communication and writing skills are required and so is being able to work as a team.
Qualified applicants should apply at https://www.pppl.gov/organization/careers-human-resources.and send a curriculum vitae and bibliography, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent as soon as possible for full consideration.
Letters can be mailed to N. Ferraro, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, James Forrestal Campus, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Internal Number: 2018-9259
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.