The MST reversed field pinch program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates for postdoctoral research positions in plasma and fusion science. Opportunities exist in several topical areas, including MHD relaxation processes, energetic ion physics, turbulence, and particle heating. This includes leading roles in the application of MST's advanced plasma diagnostics, which include active spectroscopy (CHERS and MSE), high rep-rate Thomson scattering, Heavy Ion Beam Probe, FIR interferometry-polarimetery, and several neutral particle and fusion product diagnostics. Persons with a strong interest in the validation of MHD and gyrokinetic models and codes are encouraged to apply, including those with a computational physics background. The precise mix of activities depends on the interests and talents of the individual. MST provides a team research environment, but one in which an individual postdoc can have a large influence. For more information see http://plasma.physics.wisc.edu/
The physics department at the University of Wisconsin carries out plasma research with applications to both fusion science and to plasma astrophysics. MST research aims to advance understanding of the reversed field pinch magnetic configuration, to advance the predictive capability of toroidal magnetic confinement, and to advance discovery plasma science relevant to both laboratory and astrophysi...cal plasmas. The group is located in the Physics Department of UW-Madison and includes a mixture of professional scientists, postdocs, grad students, and engineering and technical staff. The benefits for employment at UW-Madison are very competitive.