Postdoctoral Associate

Job Number: 16023

Hours: Full Time

Date: May 8, 2018

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to work in the area of experimental plasma physics and fusion energy research. The research focuses on the area of turbulence and transport, with strong emphasis on mm-wave diagnostics (radiometry and reflectometry) and transport-model validation. Will design and lead experiments at ASDEX Upgrade and other tokamaks and contribute to validation efforts that are an ongoing research thrust in the PSFC program. Will be expected to make original research contributions to the PSFC program, produce work for publication, and present work at scientific conferences.

Job Requirements: a Ph.D. or its equivalent (by the time of appointment) in plasma physics or closely related science and engineering discipline and experience working on the development, operation, and data analysis of fluctuation measurements and/or profile measurements. Experience with ECE profile/fluctuation and/or reflectometer profile/fluctuation measurements is desirable. Must display outstanding scientific research ability, excellent communication skills, and the willingness to work in a large team alongside undergraduate and graduate students and project scientists.

The position will be located at the Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching, Germany.


Resumes should be submitted with a cover letter specifically addressing why the applicant feels qualified for this position. Resumes without an acceptable cover letter will not be considered. Please apply for this position on the Careers at MIT website.