The Laboratory of Plasma Studies, Cornell University, wishes to hire a post-doctoral associate in computational high energy density (HED) plasma physics. A Ph.D. in plasma physics and a strong background in computer simulation of plasmas is a requirement. Familiarity of numerical methods used in fluid simulation is highly desirable. Areas of research for the incumbent of this position will include: Development of algorithms to be used in the PERSEUS extended MHD code for application to the MagLIF inertial fusion concept, Gas-puff z-pinch experiments for pulsed x-ray production and shock studies, astrophysical and HED shocks, and magnetic reconnection. The candidate will also be expected to maintain the code and develop it further for use by external collaborators.
About Laboratory of Plasma Studies Cornell University
The Laboratory of Plasma Studies at Cornell University carries out a wide range of fundamental and applied research in pulsed-power-driven plasma physics including research related to inertial confinement fusion and astrophysics investigations. This broad range is fundamental to understanding different characteristics of plasmas, from microscopic to macroscopic scales. The integration between experiment, computation and theory is an important trait of this lab.
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