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Associate Project Scientist (Plasma Physics)

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Associate Project Scientist in the areas of plasma physics and plasma diagnostic development. The position will involve development and application of an advanced far-infrared interferometry system for fusion plasma research. All work will take place onsite at University of Wisconsin-Madison located in Madison, Wisconsin, working on the Helically Symmetric Experiment, HSX. HSX is a quasi-helically symmetric stellarator device where interferometer measurements are used to explore changes in the equilibrium density distribution as well as high-frequency density fluctuations associated with fast particle driven modes and electrostatic turbulence. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and a demonstrated background in plasma diagnostics and advanced data analysis/signal processing techniques. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a publication list and arrange for 2-3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy,

Job location

Los Angeles, CA




2-3 letters of reference required