This is an opportunity for a postdoctoral research associate with experience in plasma physics or related field to join a collaboration between General Atomics San Diego, the University of York, and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE). You will be based in the UK, with visits to General Atomics (GA) as well as conferences.
With the assistance and guidance of Dr Eldon and a team of local and international collaborators, you will develop real-time plasma control systems for divertor detachment and radiative power control on the MAST-U tokamak at CCFE. These algorithms will use signals from diagnostics including divertor Langmuir probes, divertor Thomson scattering and bolometers. The actuators will include local gas/impurity puffing, and the system aims to control the degree of detachment and/or radiated power. The resulting system will support divertor physics experiments on MAST-U, and is an opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to play an active role in carrying out and leading experiments on MAST-U.
The present post is one of three postdoctoral researchers we are seeking, funded through General Atomics under contract to the US Department of Energy. This is an international collaboration, and you will be expected to make an international impact through your research outputs. Funding is available for international conferences and research visits.
The initial contract term is for one year, renewable annually subject to performance. We anticipate that this will extend until the end of the currently funded period in June 2021, subject to agreement by all parties.
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This post is available full time on a Fixed Term contract for 12 months. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com. The closing date for applications is 9 September 2019.
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