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Deputy Head of Tokamak Experimental Science

Company: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Location: Princeton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world. Responsibilities: The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) invites applications for a Deputy Head of Tokamak Experimental Science (TES).The Deputy Head of TES will assist the Head of TES in working closely with PPPL Research and Engineering departments and divisions and the ITER Diagnostics and Infrastructure Project teams at PPPL. An initial list of TES responsibilities includes (not necessarily in priority order):Organizing and directing tokamak collaborative research at PPPL including the development of coordinated research plans between the DIII-D Research program, long-pulse tokamak international collaborations, and ITER research and operations. Organizing and directing spherical torus (ST) research at PPPL including the development of coordinated research plans between the NSTX-U Research program, the LTX-beta research program, and ST collaborations. Organizing and aligning ST and tokamak collaborative research plans to identify cross-cutting and synergistic research areas which would benefit from increased coordination of modelling activities, research milestones, new diagnostics, and staff expertise. Develop and utilize cross-tokamak/ST goals and requirements to inform PPPL user requests and input to the TRANSP project Represent PPPL experimental tokamak and ST research in domestic and international venues such as the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) coordinating committee. Engage the PPPL Theory and Computational Sciences Departments in addressing key scientific questions relevant to tokamak experimental science. Work closely with the ITER Research and Operations Coordinator (IROC) to utilize PPPL tokamak experimental research to address key remaining experimental issues for ITER. Ensure adequate resources and staff are available to achieve TES goals Qualifications: Education and Experience: Ph.D. in plasma physics, fusion science, nuclear engineering, or closely related discipline Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of tokamak/ST research, operations, engineering, diagnostics, and simulations Experience in scientific leadership, team development, proposal development, successful funding Ability to work effectively and efficiently across departments and organizations to achieve goals Ability to effectively negotiate and communicate with domestic and international stakeholders Ability to define, write, and communicate a compelling vision aligned with the missions and goals of PPPL and DOE Physical Requirements: Periodic domestic and international travel may be required to execute the duties of this position. Princeton University is an and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract. Standard Weekly Hours: 40.00 Eligible for Overtime: No Benefits Eligible: Yes Probationary Period: 180 days Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail): No Physical Capacity Exam Required: No Valid Driver's License Required: No : #LI-CL1

Keywords: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Trenton , Deputy Head of Tokamak Experimental Science, Other , Princeton, New Jersey

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