June 14, 2021
The turbulence spectroscopy group in the Department of Engineering Physics seeks applicants for a postdoc position to develop and deploy a 2D Beam Emission Spectroscopy (BES) diagnostic system at the W7-X stellarator to advance the scientific basis for fusion energy. The 2D BES system will measure the dynamics of plasma turbulence and instabilities in the long-pulse, superconducting W7-X stellarator in Greifswald, Germany. The postdoc appointee will develop BES instrumentation at UW-Madison for about 1.5 years and then relocate to Greifswald to implement and operate the 2D BES system for the W7-X experimental program. In addition, the postdoc appointee will lead experimental investigations of plasma turbulence at W7-X. The postdoc appointee will join a portfolio of stellarator activities at UW including several W7-X collaborations, the HSX stellarator on campus, and stellarator theory research.
Applicants with experience in optics, spectroscopy, photodetectors, and experimental turbulence analysis are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. David Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. George McKee (email@example.com). Applications received by July 18, 2021 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.
The website for the turbulence spectroscopy group is https://fusionlab.ep.wisc.edu/turbulence/.
- Ph.D. (or completion of Ph.D. requirements prior to start date) in physics, engineering/applied physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar field
- Experience with optics, spectroscopy, and photodetectors
- Strong quantitative background in experimental data analysis
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
As late as November 2021
$65k-$70k, commensurate with experience