Computational Scientist Software Engineer

New Jersey, United States
Friday, 3 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 3 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: PPPL Theory
Category: Engineering
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-Time


TRANSP is an equilibrium and transport solver used worldwide for the analysis and modeling of tokamak plasma discharges, planning experimental campaigns, and designing future fusion devices. The TRANSP development team is looking to add a junior developer to assist with the modernization and maintenance of the code base. TRANSP has a growing pool of international users, spanning the United States, Europe and Asia. As such, the developer will be required to provide some user support. The position and salary will be commensurate with the experience of the applicant.


Core duties will be assigned depending on the experience of the candidate. However, we are currently undertaking a major effort in the modernization and modularization of the code and it is expected that the candidate’s main role will be to contribute toward this goal. The candidate will work closely with physicists to re-write the physics modules for efficiency and compatibility with modern architectures. As such, the candidate should be team-oriented, possess good communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate a willingness to learn.


Education and Experience: 

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. Significant programming experience in C/C++, CUDA and Python is required. Working knowledge of the Git version-control system is highly preferred and familiarity with Fortran would be greatly beneficial.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Applicants should have demonstrated technical knowledge of numerical analysis, parallel computing, and software development on Linux-based systems. Experience with large-scale scientific computing in physics or an engineering-related field is highly desirable.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.