Staff Research Physicist

New Jersey, United States
06 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
06 May 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Department PPPL Theory
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time


The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory seeks a full-time computational plasma physicist at the rank of Staff Research Physicist, focusing on stellarator and tokamak electromagnetic turbulence research using the gyro-kinetic code XGC. This will be a collaborative activity among the PPPL scientists, and the global fusion research community that includes the gyro-kinetic scientists, W7-X physicists, and LHD physicists.


  • Make a further development of the XGC in the stellarator geometry and study the global neoclassical and turbulence physics.
  • Optimize an electromagnetic turbulence simulation scheme in the tokamak geometry and transfer the scheme to the stellarator geometry for physics research.

The staff research physicist in this position will spend about 80% of the time on further XGC gyro-kinetic development in the stellarator geometries and about 20% on the electromagnetic turbulence development and research.


Education and Experience:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in magnetic fusion physics or related field. Candidates with prior experience in the gyro-kinetics and toroidal geometries, and postdoctoral training are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of FORTRAN and/or C++ will be required to perform the described job. Communication and writing skills in English as well as the ability to work in a team-work environment are required.

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.