Postdoctoral researcher in Experimental Physics

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching

Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics


Type of Job


Postdoctoral researcher - Experimental Physics

Job offer from February 07, 2018

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) offers an opportunity to participate in a postdoctorate program to perform research activities in the division Tokamak Scenario Development at the tokamak ASDEX Upgrade and the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion experiments. We look for a postdoctoral researcher in Experimental Physics to perform measurements and to investigate sawtooth instabilities at both experiments.

The position

Currently we evaluate and analyse data from Soft-X-Ray diagnostics with a tomography reconstruction code at ASDEX Upgrade which shall be made available at W7-X, too. In addition to immediate comparison of the observations made in the tokamak and the stellarator the experimental data shall also be compared to theoretical predictions.

Your profile

The candidate should have successfully finished a doctorate in experimental physics within the last two years. Good general knowledge of plasma, tokamak and stellarator physics, a particular expertise in tomographic code and good English skills are a prerequisite. Highly advantageous will be experience in the operation of SXR diagnostics and in programming with Python. An interest to work in a scientific environment, a willingness to cooperate with an international team and the ability to present complex scientific and technical matters is expected. Activities will be performed at IPP sites in Garching and Greifswald with equal shares.

Our offer

The position is limited to a period of two years. The salary is according to the TVöD Bund, grade 13.

The IPP is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The IPP seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application

Please send your completed application with the code number 58/17 via email to .or per post to the Personnel Department of the institute.

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