Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computational Plasma Physics

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Princeton University

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in computational plasma physics. Strong programming skills in C++ and ability to work with a large code base is required. The project focuses on developing advanced algorithms for the solution of Vlasov and Gyrokinetic equations for lab and astrophysical plasmas, and for plasma thrusters for satellites. Knowledge of modern computer architecture is a plus, although not required. The selected candidate will have the potential for developing tools and making exciting new contributions to tackle some of the most challenging computational plasma physics problems. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and subject to funding, for a total of up to two years. A PhD in computational plasma physics, applied mathematics or a related field is required. Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references. Applicants must apply via the web. All applications received by May 1, 2017 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Only web submissions will be considered. For further inquiries, please contact Greg Hammett ([email protected]) or Ammar Hakim ([email protected]). This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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Posted: 1/19/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
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