Position Summary: The Department of Astrophysical Science and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) of Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral physicist position for the plasma physics in the international cooperation program NPC (NINS-Princeton Collaboration) between the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan and Princeton University. The NPC program aims to understand crucial phenomena in space/astrophysical plasmas and fusion confinement experiments exploring commonalities between the two areas. It includes four topics of plasma physics: 1) magnetic reconnection, 2) turbulence and related transport, 3) supra-thermal particles and 4) magneto-rotational instabilities.The research fellow will be hired by the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) in Japan and, after working about two month in NIFS for the planning of the collaboration program, will be sent to the lab in Princeton University for about 20 months working in the program. Then the fellow will return to NIFS for summarizing the collaboration research. The NPC program hopes to have the NPC international fellow to continue the contribution to the international collaboration program in plasma physics as a research staff of Japanese institute or university. The theoretical research (including computer simulation) and the laboratory or observational research is within the scope of the program.The applicant should select the research topics among the four topics corresponding to his/her scientific research abilities and experiences. The fellow will work under the advices of the collaboration research coordinators of NPC program in Japan and Princeton, who are 1) Yasushi Ono (Tokyo Univ., firstname.lastname@example.org) and Hantao Ji (Princeton, email@example.com), 2) Tomohiko Watanabe (Nagoya Univ., firstname.lastname@example.org) and Greg Hammett (Princeton, email@example.com), 3) Yasushi Todo (NIFS, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Guoyong Fu (Princeton, email@example.com), 4) Ryoji Matsumoto (Chiba Univ., firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jim Stone (Princeton, email@example.com), for the respective topics.
Essential Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate degree.(Applications submitted by 9-30-2016 will be reviewed with the priority.)Documents associated with this posting:Resume/CVCover Letter with 3 reference names and their contact informationResearch Plan for the Selected Research TopicBibliography/Publication List
Preferred Qualifications: Flexibility and strong interests for the international collaborative research.
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