Postdoctoral Research Associate of Physics (Computational Plasma Physics)

William & Mary
Dec 05, 2020
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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate of Physics (Computational Plasma Physics)

Position Summary:

The Plasma Physics and Fusion Science (PPFS) group at William & Mary invites applications for a post-doctoral research position, starting Summer of 2021. The position is initially for 2 years, renewable each year based on performance and funding availability.

The group’s research program is primarily at William & Mary, but is strongly interlinked with national and international fusion experiments. The post-doctoral researcher will conduct research in plasma physics with a focus on modeling of experimental plasma-edge dynamics. The modeling will consist of running and developing the SOLPS-ITER and/or HERMES with a focus on validation for integrated modeling purposes. The position will be based at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, but will require travel to national and international facilities. Depending on the background, experimental analysis and conducting experiments could be part of the research.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a PhD in Plasma Physics or a related field at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background in plasma physics related to plasma edge physics in tokamaks or other relevant magnetic confinement devices. Prior experience with boundary fluid codes is desirable, but not a requirement for this position


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Job Category:

Instructional Faculty

Special Application Instructions:

To apply submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and research interests.

You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for submitting a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, March 1, 2021. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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