Associate Research Physicist - Materials & PFC's
PPPL/NSTX-U is searching for a physicist or engineer at the post-doc or research staff level to develop, utilize, and deploy technologies for low-Z coatings and liquid metal systems for fusion applications. Tokamak applications include main-ion and impurity particle control, edge localized mode (ELM) triggering and control, and for self-healing of plasma facing component surfaces. Examples of technologies to utilize and further develop include lithium evaporators, dust and granule droppers and horizontal injectors, and longer-term, flowing liquid metal systems. The research and development will be carried out primarily at PPPL, but may also involve off-site collaboration and travel to the EAST tokamak in China, the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics in San Diego, CA, and other experiments.
Education should be at the Ph.D. level (or have equivalent experience), and prior experience with liquid metal chemistry and handling, particularly lithium, is preferred. Prior experience in deploying and conducting experiments and analysis in toroidal magnetic plasma confinement devices is a plus.