Associate Research Physicist - Postdoc

Princeton, NJ
Jan 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

PPPL Theory - 31006  

Position Summary
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks a full time computational plasma physicist at the post-doctoral level to participate in the project "Gyrokinetic total-f simulation of plasma transport in stellarators with the XGC codes." The successful candidate will be responsible for changing the gyrokinetic particle-in-cell code XGC1 from tokamak to stellarator geometry, and for performing computational studies of neoclassical and turbulent transport in stellarators. The project is planned for a duration of three years.  

Essential Qualifications
It is preferred that the candidate has a foundation in fusion plasma physics, and some experience in gyrokinetic codes. Knowledge of stellarator plasma can be helpful. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in plasma physics, and a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English. Parallel programming skills such as MPI and OpenMP as well as familiarity with common software developing tools (version control, parallel debugging) will also be helpful.

Required application documents: cover letter, CV, 2 letters of recommendation  

Preferred Qualifications

Directory Title
Job Function
Regular Professional Research  
RES 01  
Standard Hours
Not Applicable  
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Letter of Recommendation  
Proposed Start Date
End Date, if a Term Appointment
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EEO Statement
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  


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