Experimental Physicist (m/w/d) for the Diagnostic of Large Negative Ion Beams

Einsatzort: Garching


  • Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Art der Stelle

Experimental Physicist (m/w/d) for the Diagnostic of Large Negative Ion Beams

Stellenangebot vom 26.05.2021

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 in Garching offers an opportunity to perform research activities within the department ITER Technology & Diagnostics (ITED). We are looking for an Experimental Physicist (m/w/d) for the Diagnostic of Large Negative Ion Beams.
As a member of the Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) Team at IPP Garching, the jobholder will participate in experiments with RF-driven negative hydrogen ion sources. He/she will execute experiments on the IPP test facilities BATMAN Upgrade and ELISE for the development of the negative ion source for ITER NBI.

Your tasks

  • operate and maintain beam diagnostics at the test facilities with the focus on IR-thermography of a one-dimensional CFC calorimeter on the test facility BATMAN Upgrade
  • evaluate and interpret the data and to draw conclusions about physical dependencies
  • improve the beam physics understanding
  • further develop or upgrade the diagnostic systems at both facilities
  • collaborate with experts from international partners working on beam diagnostics

Your profile

  • Completed studies and a doctorate in physics or equivalent fields
  • Solid knowledge of data acquisition systems, data evaluation and visualization
  • Experience in the operation of ion sources and beams is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of IR-thermography and calorimetry is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of emission spectroscopy is an advantage

Your abilities

  • Ability to fluently present complex scientific and technical matters in English
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; high competence in team working
  • Ability to work in and to collaborate with international teams and interest to work in a scientific environment

We offer

  • an interesting job at one of the largest research institute for fusion research
  • An interesting job, working in an international environment and on one of the most important problems of tokamak research
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training and further education opportunities
  • Company pension scheme
  • Family service & childcare facilities on the company premise
  • Further social benefits (e.g. capital-forming benefits, discounted public transport tickets)
The position is limited until December 31, 2024. 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 service (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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Are you currently interested?

Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until 22.06.2021.