The following employment opportunities are available.


  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
    2018 Postdoctoral Research Program
    Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
    #s546, Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018, 10:45am, T169

    The Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program offers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire experience and training in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to designated DOE laboratories, universities, and contractor fusion energy centers.

    Benefits Include Annual Stipend (paid monthly): $ \$ $67,000, plus a supplement towards the cost of health insurance. Relocation Allowance: $ \$ $5,000, if the assigned hosting facility is more than 50 miles from the current address shown on the application form. Travel Allowance: One domestic round trip per year to a Fusion related conference or event. Foreign Travel (optional) must be addressed in the application.

  • Princeton University
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    #s543, Sunday, 31 Dec 2017, 10:45am, T169

    The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is seeking candidates for postdoctoral and more senior research positions. Individuals with evidence of experience in scholarly research and a strong commitment to excellence in education are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. is required. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

    Applicants should apply online at https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and contact information for three references.

    We welcome applications from all areas in mechanical and aerospace engineering including but not limited to the fields of: Bioengineering, Combustion and Energy Science, Computational Science and Engineering, Dynamics and Controls Systems, Energy and Climate, Fluid Mechanics, Lasers and Applied Physics, Materials and Mechanical Systems, Robotics.

    We are looking to hire up to three postdocs at Princeton University’s MAE Department. Please forward this email to students who may be interested. The applicant should be able to take up employment between December 1st 2017 and September 1st 2018. Examples of possible work topics include but are not limited to: Tearing mode analysis; Pedestal analysis; ELM control; Disruption prediction and avoidance; and Control of plasma instabilities. At least one of the successful candidates will plan, perform, and analyze experiments at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego.

  • Auburn University
    Postdoctoral Position, Experimental Fusion Plasma Physics, to work on Wendelstein 7-X
    Department of Physics
    #s544, Sunday, 31 Dec 2017, 10:45am, T169

    The Department of Physics at Auburn University is seeking a qualified individual for a postdoctoral position in experimental fusion plasma physics to work on the Wendelstein 7-X experiment located in Greifswald, Germany. The W7-X device is a next generation, optimized stellarator, which began operations in 2015. A focus of this position is to investigate the physics of the island divertor concept through utilization of a novel Coherence Imaging Spectroscopy (CIS) technique providing 2D measurements of impurity ion Doppler parameters. Development of the CIS technique for W7-X experiments and interpretation of the measurements in conjunction with plasma fluid transport predictions will comprise the primary responsibilities of the position. Previous experience with optical diagnostics, signal processing, or plasma transport models is desirable. The present postdoctoral position is embedded into a larger, international stellarator collaboration involving the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics with other US universities and national laboratories. Additional opportunities for interactions with other US collaborators are anticipated through projects involving equilibrium reconstruction, and an X-ray Imaging Crystal Spectrometer (XICS). The postdoctoral researcher will be employed by Auburn University but is expected to be onsite at the W7-X facility in Greifswald, Germany for a significant portion of the appointment. This position is available for a minimum of one year with renewal anticipated based on performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references. More information about the department can be found at: http://www.physics.auburn.edu. Further questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. David Maurer (maurer@physics.auburn.edu).