Associate Research Physicist - - Stellarator Physics

  • Princeton University
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Apr 17, 2019

Job Description

Associate Research Physicist - - Stellarator Physics


Job ID: 2019-10200
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Research and Laboratory
Princeton University


The successful candidate will lead the investigation of energetic particle confinement in stellarators on Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) through modeling of experimental data. The goal will be to validate and modify existing numerical models, thereby documenting a predictive capability for energetic particle confinement in stellarators.


The successful candidate will conduct simulations of energetic particle confinement in the W7-X stellarator, comparing simulations results to experimental data. The results of which will be used to identify improvements to the BEAMS3D energetic particle code and providing a basis for development of stellarator configurations with improved energetic particle confinement. As part of this work, equilibrium reconstructions using STELLOPT code will be performed. Additionally, the candidate will become familiar with the STELLGAP code to assess the role Alfven modes play in the confinement of energetic particles in W7-X. Additional data will be obtained through experiments performed on W7-X in the next experimental campaign. This position requires relocation to Germany.

Applicants should have a strong theoretical background and have familiarity with plasma diagnostics. Strong computational skills are preferred, with emphasis on high performance computing environments.


  • Ph.D. in Plasma Physics similar fields is required
  • Experience working High Performance Computing (MPI and SLURM)
  • Familiarity with Fortran, Phython, and Matlab
  • Knowledge of stellarator and energetic particle physics desirable

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