Associate Research Physicist

Location
Princeton, NJ
Posted
Feb 26, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University


Department
PPPL Plasma Science and Techno - 31004  

Position Summary
The successful candidate will perform experimental research on magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasmas on FLARE (Facility on Laboratory Reconnection Experiments, flare.pppl.gov). The candidate will perform key experimental tasks to prepare FLARE towards a user facility: implementation of initial set of diagnostics, commission for research operation, initial experimental campaigns, and support of collaborative research including external users. Initial research may involve MRX (mrx.pppl.gov).

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory seeks to fill an associate or staff research physicist position in Plasma Science & Technology Department. Working with other physicists, engineers, technicians, and graduate students, the candidate will perform experimental research on magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasmas, and also lead experimental activity for the new FLARE (Facility for Laboratory Reconnection Experiments) project towards a user facility for experimental research on magnetic reconnection and related explosive phenomena. Close collaborations and interactions with physicists with a broad range of background are required. Candidates must have an extensive background in experimental physics, preferably plasma physics. The major responsibilities include performing experimental research on magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasmas, implementing initial set of research diagnostics, commissioning the facility for research operation, performing experimental campaigns, supporting experiments led by others including external users, analyzing data, interpreting results, supervising junior physicists and graduate students, presenting and publishing results jointly with other researchers. Coordinating activity with other technical, engineering and administrative personnel is also essential.  

Essential Qualifications
Applicant should have a Ph.D. in plasma physics or related physics, with preference given to applicants with experience in plasma experiments and their diagnostics, data acquisition, data processing, and applications to heliophysics, astrophysics, and fusion plasmas.

Letters of reference should be mailed to Dr. Hantao Ji hji@pppl.gov  

Preferred Qualifications
 

Directory Title
 
Job Function
Regular Professional Research  
Grade
RES 01  
Standard Hours
Not Applicable  
Full-time/Part-time
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
 
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
 
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
 
Eligible for Overtime
No  
Benefits Eligible
Yes  
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
 
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Cover Letter  
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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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