Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
The FIU Department of Physics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position to support our diagnostic efforts in fast ion physics at the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak-Upgrade (MAST-U) located at the Culham Center for Fusion energy in the United Kingdom. We are developing a multi-channel charged fusion product diagnostic based on Silicon as well as Diamond surface barrier detectors with good (~ 1ms) time and energy resolution.
The successful candidate is expected to regularly travel to MAST-U and serve as the liaison between FIU and MAST-U to support the installation and commissioning of the new instrument. The post-doctoral associate will be leading the data acquisition effort during MAST-U operation, play a leading role in carrying out our research program together with our local collaborators, supervise FIU students who are visiting MAST-U and have the opportunity to present new results in publications and conferences. The initial appointment will be for one year with an extension to two years, contingent on performance. Longer extensions will be contingent on both performance and the availability of funding.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in experimental plasma or nuclear physics. A strong background in data analysis, programming (Python, Fortran, C++, etc. ) and Monte-Carlo simulation is required as well.
Florida International University is a Top 50 public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 58,000 and 270,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.
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