Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Mechanical & Aerospace Eng - 25100

Position Summary
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is seeking a postdoctoral or more senior researcher to work at the DIII-D National Facility in San Diego. The successful candidate will plan, perform and analyze experiments at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego. Examples of possible work topics include but are not limited to: NTM stability analysis and control; Pedestal stability analysis and control; Real-time stability analysis for disruption avoidance; ELM control using real-time analysis of the plasma. The successful candidate will be based in San Diego and is expected to travel nationally and internationally to interact with other leading experiments addressing similar issues and conduct joint experiments.
Essential Qualifications Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field of engineering, science, or mathematics with expertise in one or more of the following: plasma physics, control science or a similar field.
This is a one year term position renewable depending upon available funding and satisfactory performance. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Interested candidates must apply online at and submit a cover letter, CV and three references. Email or postal mail applications will not be considered.

Essential Qualifications
A Ph.D. is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Directory Title

Job Function
Regular Professional Research
RR 040
Standard Hours

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
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Letter of Recommendation
Proposed Start Date

End Date, if a Term Appointment

Comments related to end date:
Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.
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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