Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Physics (m/f/d) - Microwave Technology for the Investigation of High Temperature Plasma Turbulence

Young Researchers Garching
Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 24/037

Job Offer from May 16, 2024
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is the largest centre for fusion research in Europe with about 1100 employees in Garching near Munich and Greifswald. The scientists are investigating the physical principles for a fusion power plant which - like the sun - generates energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The research is carried out in seven experimental and theoretical projects aimed at developing nuclear fusion into an inexhaustible and safe source of energy for the future.

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is the largest center for fusion research in Europe with about 1100 employees in Garching near Munich and Greifswald. The scientists are investigating the physical principles for a fusion power plant which - like the sun - generates energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The research is carried out in seven experimental and theoretical projects aimed at developing nuclear fusion into an inexhaustible and safe source of energy for the future.
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching offers an opportunity to participate in a postdoctorate programme within the division Plasma Edge and Wall (E2M), Plasma Turbulence Group, to perform research activities at the ASDEX Upgrade fusion experiment (AUG). We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Physics (m/f/d) with a focus on Microwave Technology for the Investigation of High Temperature Plasma Turbulence.

Your tasks

  • Investigate plasma density fluctuations, in particular the temporal evolution of radial correlation lengths and oscillating sheared flows
  • Operation and development of new microwave technology for the radar-based probing of plasma fluctuations
  • Develop and maintain suitable control software for communication and setup of aforementioned microwave systems

Your profile/Our requirements

  • PhD in experimental physics or electrical engineering
  • Knowledge of high temperature plasma physics
  • Experience and knowledge of microwave technology and microwave propagation in refractive media (preferable plasmas)
  • Knowledge of plasma- and / or hydrodynamic turbulence
  • Python knowledge

Your abilities

  • experience in programming of application software
  • ability to present complex scientific and technical issues in English and German
  • interest to work in a scientific environment and with an international team

We offer

  • an interesting job at one of the largest research institutes for fusion research
  • flexible working hours
  • training and further education opportunities
  • company pension scheme
  • family service
  • further social benefits (e.g. capital-forming benefits, discounted public transport tickets (MVV IsarCardJob) and travel allowance)
The position is limited to a duration of two years. The salary is based on the assignment of tasks and qualifications and goes up to pay group 13 according to the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund). The IPP seeks to increase the proportion of employed women in those areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages women to apply for this position. The IPP is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

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Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until 16.06.2024.
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