Postdoc position available in stellarator optimization

Editor's note:



May 10, 2023

The Stellarator Theory & Computation group in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. This scientist will design permanent magnets to confine an equilibrium with precise quasiaxisymmetry for a future University-scale stellarator experiment. The work scope will include the development and execution of numerical optimization software to obtain the optimal arrangement of magnets consistent with engineering constraints. The transport properties of the resulting equilibrium will be studied, and an error analysis on the required accuracy for assembly will be performed.

A Ph.D. in physics, applied mathematics, or a related discipline is required. Expertise in plasma physics, scientific computing, and HPC is desirable.

The start date is flexible, but ideally, by late 2023. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Paul ([email protected]).

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Postdoctoral Research Scientists are eligible for Columbia housing benefits.