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Research Associate in 3D Plasma Response and Control

Department
Physics
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
32,236 - 39,609 a year
Posted Date
08/07/2019
Apply by
07/08/2019
Job Reference
7816
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Role Description

This is an opportunity for a postdoctoral research associate with experience in plasma physics 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), working primarily with Dr Yueqiang Liu (GA), local collaborators at CCFE, and Prof. Howard Wilson (York).

You will work to improve understanding of the tokamak plasma response to 3D magnetic field perturbations, including error fields and resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs), and the use of these fields to control Edge Localised Modes. You will participate in experiments on the MAST-U tokamak at CCFE, jointly with experimentalists at CCFE, and use the MARS-F/K/Q codes to interpret and guide these experiments, guided and supervised by Dr Yueqiang Liu.

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.

Department

The Department of Physics is at the forefront of pioneering global research and technological advancement in our world leading research centres, focused around condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and plasma physics and fusion energy at the York Plasma Institute. As a Department, we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups. We promote good practice and a strong culture of equality in higher education, and are proud of our Juno Champion Award and Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Role

  • To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research.
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects.
  • Writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in Plasma Physics, or related discipline
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience
  • Ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination

For more information, please e-mail ypi-reception@york.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 7 August 2019.

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

 

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