Postdoctoral Researcher

Einsatzort: Garching


Art der Stelle

Postdoctoral Researcher

Stellenangebot vom 09.08.2018

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching, Germany, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the framework of its development program for young scientists for the division Plasma Edge and Wall (E2M).

The position

Closely connected to our tokamak experiment ASDEX Upgrade you will work in the area of experimental plasma physics and fusion energy research. The focus lies on the characterisation and analysis of plasma processes in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak, with the goal of reaching a deeper understanding of the physical processes that determine the performance of the plasma or its interaction with the first wall. Depending on your skills, your work will focus especially on the development and operation of plasma diagnostics (spectroscopy, Langmuir probes, or Thomson scattering), on the data analysis of the measurements obtained from these diagnostics, and their connection to theoretical models.

Your profile

We seek a highly motivated scientist with a strong interest in participating in fusion energy research. German skills are not a prerequisite for the position, but good command of English is necessary. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in physics.

We offer

We offer the opportunity to develop and advance your scientific skills, to work in a dynamic, international and interdisciplinary environment and to participate in cutting edge research at one of the best equipped machines in the European Fusion programme of medium sized tokamaks.

The employment is limited to 2 years. An interesting and versatile research position is offered, with a salary according to public service remuneration group 13 TVöD.

IPP is committed to increase the fraction of female scientists, and therefore particularly encourages qualified women to apply for this position.


IPP is committed to increase the fraction of disabled people in its workforce and explicitly encourages people with disabilities to apply. Please submit your application, which should include a statement of purpose, a CV with a full publication list, any relevant transcripts, and at least two personal references who can be contacted for recommendation letters, to the above address, stating the reference number 42/18.

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstraße 2
85748 Garching

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