Associate Research Physicist
- Full Time
Department: PPPL Plasma Science and Techno
Category: Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-Time
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) seeks to fill a research position with experience on theory/modeling on space plasma wave physics. The successful candidate will be actively involved with ongoing research projects, which include the development of state of the art theoretical and computational plasma wave models, simulations of plasma waves in various frequency range, such as ultra-low frequency (ULF) waves, electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves, lower hybrid waves, Langmuir and electromagnetic (EM) waves in Earth’s and planetary magnetospheres. Candidates would be also expected to collaborate with the RF group team in other areas of ongoing research, including DOE’s RF SciDAC project.
Experience in numerical plasma wave modeling and strong background of space plasma waves are highly desired. Fluency in modern programming (FORTRAN, Matlab, Python, IDL etc.) and familiarity with UNIX operating systems are required. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist and team worker.
The successful applicant will be expected to perform the duties of a postdoctoral fellow, including the publication of original research, attending conferences and workshops, submission of proposals, and the support of PPPL research projects.
By their start date, applicants should have obtained Ph.D. in space physics or related fields. The appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal based on successful applicant performance and funding resources.
The successful applicant will work primarily with Dr. Eun-Hwa Kim (email@example.com) as well as the other RF group members.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Space Physics or closely related field, and a strong background in plasma wave modeling with numerical simulations.
- Development of theoretical and numerical simulation model of plasma wave in Earth and planetary magnetospheres.
- Numerical simulation ULF/EMIC/Langmuir and EM waves in Earth’s magnetosphere.
- Conduct space plasma research and author peer-reviewed publications based on the wave simulations.
- Participate in conferences to present scientific findings.
- Develop independent research and seek to obtain funding through competitive proposals.
Education and Experience
- Ph.D. in Space physics or related field
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Experience in numerical plasma wave modeling and strong background of space plasma waves are highly desired. Fluency in modern programming (FORTRAN, Matlab, Python, IDL etc.) and familiarity with UNIX operating systems is required.
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