Cornell University seeks a Postdoctoral Associate starting in Fall 2019 to work as part of a new multi-institution initiative on 'Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy' funded by the Simons Foundation. The position is for a 1 year appointment that can be extended for up to 3 years.
The goal of the initiative is to build a mathematical and computational foundation for the design of stellarator for magnetic plasma confinement. The role of the Cornell postdoc, who will work primarily with David Bindel at Cornell but also with Georg Stadler at NYU, will be to develop robust, multi-objective PDE-constrained optimization methods for optimizing magnetic fields and coil shapes to achieve a variety of physics and engineering goals.
Applicants for the Cornell position should have a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, computer science, or related areas. Previous experience with stellarators specifically and plasma physics generally is not required, but candidates should be proficient with the design and analysis of numerical methods in Fortran and/or C/C++, and will ideally have prior experience with computational physics.
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing research goals, career plans, and interest in the project; relevant experience in scientific computing and physical experience; two letters of recommendation; and a complete CV through AJO at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12919. Applications submitted before December 31 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position has been filled.
Inquiries about the position or application may be directed to David Bindel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: December 31, 2018 or until position filled
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