Work type:Continuing (Contingent Funded) Location:Canberra / ACT Categories:Academic
Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $68,307 - $86,646 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Continuing (contingent Funded) employment with an initial appointment of 2 years. The appointment may be extended subject to availability of a further funding.
Female early career academics are highly encouraged to apply.
An exciting opportunity exists to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow to develop simulations of hot plasmas using a radically new formulation of magnetohydrodynamics, Multi-region Relaxed MHD (MRxMHD. (The key idea of MRxMHD is to partition the plasma into finitely many relaxed sub-volumes separated by current/vortex sheet interfaces whose dynamics is derived variationally.) The project, "Multi-Region Relaxation Dynamics in Fusion and Stellar Plasmas" is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) grant DP170102606. In a collaboration between the Australian National University (ANU) and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA, the postdoctoral fellow will develop a computational time evolution implementation of this new dynamical MHD theory to simulate the nonlinear evolution of plasma instabilities. Applications include edge-localised modes (ELMs) in toroidal magnetic confinement fusion experiments and flare phenomena in solar plasmas.
Candidates should have excellent numerical skills and a firm foundation in theoretical physics and/or applied mathematics, as well as the ability to communicate clearly research results and to work in a collaborative environment. Knowledge of plasma physics, computational fluid dynamics and numerical analysis is desirable, but not essential.
For more information, please contact Associate professor Matthew Hole, E: Matthew.Hole@anu.edu.au, T:+61 2 6125 7606
To apply, please refer to the ANU Jobs webpage: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/515603/postdoctoral-fellow
Additional Salary Information: AUD $68,307 - $86,646 per annum plus 17% superannuation
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