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 DIII-D tokamak experiment located in San Diego, California. The primary focus of this position is to investigate the effects of erosion and re-deposition of high-Z plasma facing components in the DIII-D tokamak. Commissioning of a new high-resolution ultraviolet spectrometer on DIII-D for experiments with tungsten sources in the divertors, interpretation of erosion measurements in comparison with predictions from atomic physics modeling will comprise the primary responsibilities of the position. Previous experience with optical diagnostics, spectroscopic analysis, and/or collisional-radiative modeling is desirable. The present postdoctoral position is embedded into an ongoing collaboration between Auburn University and the DIII-D National Fusion Facility. Further opportunities for interactions with DIII-D collaborators is anticipated through additional experiments related to plasma materials interaction and transport modeling. The postdoctoral researcher will be employed by Auburn University but is expected to be onsite at the DIII-D facility in San Diego, California for the majority of the appointment. This position is available for a minimum of one year and up to three years with annual renewals anticipated based on satisfactory performance. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
More information about the Auburn Physics Department can be found at: http://www.physics.auburn.edu. Further questions about the position should be addressed to Prof. David Ennis (ennisauburnedu).
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a closely related field at the time appointment begins. In addition, the candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references.
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