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 participate in a postdoctorate programme
within the division Physics of the Plasma Edge (E2), in the Pedestal Physics group to perform research activities at the ASDEX Upgrade fusion experiment. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Physics (m/f/d).

Your tasks

  • operation of the Lithium beam diagnostic on ASDEX Upgrade
  • modelling of the plasma edge density with EMC3-Eirene
  • investigation of transport in the plasma edge region for different plasma scenarios

Your profile/Our requirements

  • PhD in physics, completed not longer than 2 years ago
  • very good knowledge of plasma and fusion physics with emphasis on plasma edge physics
  • experience in data analysis
  • experience in usage of modelling codes would be an advantage

Your abilities

  • good English skills
  • an interest in working in a scientific environment
  • a willingness to cooperate with an international team
  • the ability to present complex scientific and technical matters

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 in 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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Are you currently interested?

Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until 01.05.2024.

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