Engineering and Technology: Nuclear, Physics: Plasma
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking applicants for an Experimental Plasma Physicist to participate in power exhaust and particle control research in support of the U.S. DOE Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Program in the Office of Science.
In this role you will report to the Power Exhuast and Particle Control Group Leader in the Burning Plasma Section of the Fusion Energy Division and will interface closely with scientists and engineers from both within ORNL as well as external collaborators.
Provide leadership in ORNL’s power exhaust and particle control program elements, working closely with the worldwide fusion community on various confinement devices
Work to create partnerships with industry, universities, and national laboratories to identify and lead research proposals in the area of magnetic confinement device power exhaust and particle control in response to solicitations, identifying where ORNL experience and capabilities can make an impact.
Work closely with team members in the areas of plasma material interactions, diagnostics, and theory/modeling
Routinely communicate results of power exhaust and particle control analyses and experiments in high-impact presentations, reports, conference papers, and key peer-reviewed journals.
Oversee the design, fabrication and implementation of bolometry and other boundary plasma measurement tools on domestic and international fusion facilities
Provide scientific direction, guidance and mentorship to fellow scientists and staff as a key member of a power exhaust and particle control research team
Candidate requires a Doctorate in physics or nuclear engineering (or related field).
Candidate should have at least 12 years of post graduate experience in experimental research environments
Demonstrated success in at least some aspect of designing, building, and operating plasma diagnostics and measurement systems for fusion plasma devices
Excellent communication skills as evidenced by previous reports, papers, and presentations.
Demonstrated ability to work individually and/or as part of a team, including participation at remote facilities, and contribute based on knowledge and experience
An ideal candidate will have one or more of the following qualifications:
Demonstrated techincal acumen in the physics of power and particle exhaust of fusion energy devices
Demonstrated at least one successful project in all aspects of designing, building, and operating plasma diagnostics and measurement systems for tokamaks and/or stellarators
Experience in one or more of the follow areas: bolometry, visible spectroscopy, infrared imaging, fiber optic temperature sensing and/or calorimetry
Demonstrated experience and success in providing scientific direction, guidance and mentorship within a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, team environment
Experience with scientific data management systems and/or control software for precision scientific equipment
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.
About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports DOE’s national missions of:Scientific discovery—We assemble teams of experts from diverse backgrounds, equip them with powerful instruments and research facilities, and address compelling national problems;Clean energy—We deliver energy technology solutions for energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and manufacturing, and we study biological, environmental, and climate systems in order to develop new biofuels and bioproducts and to explore the impacts of climate change;Security—We develop and deploy “first-of-a-kind” science-based security technologies to make the world a safer place.ORNL supports these missions through leadership in four major areas of science and technology: Neutrons—We operate t...wo of the world’s leading neutron sources, which enable scientists and engineers to gain new insights into materials and biological systems;Computing—We accelerate scientific discovery through modeling and simulation on powerful supercomputers, advance data-intensive science, and sustain US leadership in high-performance computing;Materials—We integrate basic and applied research to develop advanced materials for energy applications;Nuclear—We advance the scientific basis for 21st century nuclear fission and fusion technologies and systems, and we produce isotopes for research, industry, and medicine.
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