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Staff Research Physicist

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540
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The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory seeks a full-time applied mathematician/physicist at the rank of a Staff Research Physicist, focusing on multi-scale time-integration and implicit electromagnetic simulation algorithm. This will be a collaborative activity in the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and the SCIDAC projects. 


The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energys Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.


The main duties are: 

  • To develop multi-scale time-integration methods that can prolong a gyro-kinetic physics to a longer timescale. 
  • To optimize and further develop the fully-implicit electromagnetic turbulence simulation scheme for particle-in-cell codes in toroidal geometries. 

The scientist in this position will spend about 60% of the time on the algorithm development and 40% on their application and physics research. 


Education and Experience: 

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics with an adequate post-doctoral experience. 
  • Candidates with prior experience in electromagnetic gyro-kinetic scheme, multi-scale time-integration, or particle-in-cell simulations in toroidal geometry 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.


Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required

Posted: 2020-04-07 Expires: 2020-12-13

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