Associate Research Physicist - MRI
The Princeton Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Plasma Physics Laboratory seek to fill an associate research physicist position. Under supervision by senior personnel, the researcher will perform campaigns with the liquid-metal MagnetoRotational Instability experiment to investigate mechanisms for fast angular momentum transport, and also the nonlinear physics of Rossby waves and zonal flows. Candidates must have an extensive background in experimental physics, preferably fluid dynamics, liquid-metal MHD or plasma physics. The major responsibilities include handling liquid gallium in the laboratory; designing and implementing diagnostics; performing experiments; analyzing data; and interpreting, presenting and publishing results jointly with other researchers. Coordination with other technical, engineering and administrative personnel will also be essential.
A Ph.D. is required, with preference given to the disciplines listed above. Appointments will begin as soon as feasible.