The Plasma Spectroscopy/Diagnostic Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a Post-doctoral Scientist position in the area of fusion plasma transport research and soft X-ray diagnostic development. The research will take place at the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade (NSTX- U) in Princeton, NJ. This is a full-time position with the work mainly being carried out at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, where the postdoctoral fellow will be based.
Candidates for this position should generally be within three years of completion of their Ph.D., and must demonstrate strong research ability. Candidates are expected to work well in a team setting, and to communicate research results with publications and presentations at scientific conferences.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in plasma physics or a related field, and experience with computer environments and programming languages; especially Python, IDL, FORTRAN, UNIX/Linux and Windows operating systems.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with experimental magnetic fusion research and direct application/comparison of experiment to theory; knowledge of tokamak transport analyses including impurity transport codes; familiarity with ADAS spectral emission codes; experience with developing/building plasma diagnostic instrumentation, especially soft X-ray diode or camera-based imaging systems.
Interested applicants should send CVs to Dr. Kevin Tritz firstname.lastname@example.org. The names of three references should also be provided. In person interviews can be scheduled for the 2016 APP-DPP meeting in San Jose, CA.
JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.