Postdoctoral researcher in Experimental Physics/Plasma Turbulence

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching

Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics


Type of Job


Postdoctoral researcher - Experimental Physics/Plasma Turbulence

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 Plasma Edge and Wall at the tokamak ASDEX Upgrade and the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion experiments. We look for a postdoctoral researcher in Experimental Physics/Plasma Turbulence to further develop and operate Multi-Antennae Microwave Correlation Reflectometer diagnostics at ASDEX Upgrade and Wendelstein 7-X to analyse turbulent effects and structures in density profiles of the plasma edge and compare these with simulations.

The position

The candidate should have successfully finished a doctorate in experimental physics within the last two years. Good general knowledge of plasma, tokamak or stellarator physics, turbulent effects and good English skills are a prerequisite. Highly advantageous will be knowledge in reflectometer diagnostics, simulation data acquisition and data analysis.

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 in equal parts at the IPP sites in Garching and Greifswald.

Our offer

The position is limited to a period of two years. The salary is according to the collective wage agreement for the public service (TVöD Bund), pay level 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.


Please send your completed application with the code number 56/17 via e-mail to or to the Personnel Department of the institute.

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