The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the High Beta Tokamak – Extended Pulse (HBT-EP) research group in the area experimental fusion plasma physics. The successful candidate will conduct experiments on tokamak plasmas on-site at the HBT-EP facility at Columbia University in the City of New York. The HBT-EP research program focuses on: (i) understanding the physics of scrape-off layer (SOL) currents and the interactions between the helical plasma edge and conducting boundary structures, (ii) testing new methods for measurement and plasma control that integrate XUV and magnetic detector arrays with both magnetic and SOL current feedback, and (iii) resolving important MHD issues associated with disruptions and resonant and non-resonant magnetic perturbations.
This is a one year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.
Recent Ph.D. in plasma physics or related discipline.
Previous hands-on experience in designing and/or operating plasma diagnostics.
Experience with pulsed-power design considerations for magnetically-confined plasmas is desirable.
Proficient written and verbal communication skills, ability to author scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations.
Effective interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate in a team environment.
Ability to perform independent research.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran
About Columbia University
The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics of Columbia University in the City of New York is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and is where research in plasma physics and fusion energy research is carried out at the University.
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