Department of Physics at Chalmers

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Information about the project
The Department of Physics seeks a highly motivated and talented physicist to join the Plasma Theory group at the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics and work on fusion plasma physics. Fusion has the potential of becoming a long-term environmentally friendly and resource efficient energy option. This postdoc project concerns theoretical fusion plasma research, with focus on issues that are relevant for the large-scale fusion experiments that are in operation or under construction in Europe today. The purpose is to address one of the outstanding challenges: impurity control. The work will be performed in close collaboration with theoreticians and experimentalists at Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald and Aalto University, Helsinki.

Major responsibilities
The aim of this postdoc project is to investigate impurity transport driven by collisions and turbulence in magnetic fusion devices. The work includes both theoretical analysis and numerical simulations. Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your research in a research group. The position can also include teaching and supervision of MSc and/or PhD students to a certain extent (which will be agreed upon later). The candidate will be employed by Chalmers and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

PhD in physics or in a closely related field is required (degree obtained before the employment begins). Previous experience in fusion plasma physics is considered as a strong advantage. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170559 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, including a complete list of publications and  two references that we can contact.

Cover letter: ( Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself, present your qualifications and previous research results.

Other documents:
• Copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 23 December 2017

For questions, please contact:
Tünde Fülöp
+46 31-772 3180

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