NINS Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoc position

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Job Offer from November 30, 2020

Theoretical and computational research in plasma physics for astrophysics or fusion science

The International Research Collaboration Center advertises a postdoctoral or more senior researcher position to conduct research in collaboration between the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan and the participating Max Planck Institutes for Plasma Physics, Astrophysics and Solar System Research.

Faraday rotation map due to the magnetic field formed by a small-scale dynamo in a cosmological simulation of the formation of a Milky Way-sized disk galaxy.

Max-Planck-Princeton Research Center for Plasma Physics (MPPC), established in 2012, is a framework for collaboration between the Max Planck Institutes for Plasma Physics, Astrophysics and Solar System Research, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton University.

In 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was issued between MPPC and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan. As a result, NINS established the International Research Collaboration Center (IRCC) to promote international collaborative research in plasma physics on topics of interest in astrophysics and fusion science.

Within this framework, IRCC now advertises a postdoctoral or more senior researcher position to conduct research in collaboration between NINS and the participating Max Planck Institutes.

The candidate will be hired by NINS but will spend most of his/her time working at the German partner institutions on theoretical and computational research in common plasma physics for astrophysics and fusion science. In particular, the applicant may select the research area from: 1) Plasma transport physics including plasma turbulence, 2) Magnetic reconnection physics, 3) Physics of high energy particles and acceleration in plasmas, 4) MHD instabilities and self-organization of plasma flows, 5) Plasma physics related to magnetic configuration studies of fusion research, 6) plasma physics topics common for astrophysics and fusion science.

To apply, please follow the instructions given on the NINS webpage (see link on top/left).

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