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Associate Project Scientist (Plasma and Fusion Physics)

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Associate Project Scientist in the area of Plasma and Fusion Physics. The position will involve analysis of Doppler backscattering and cross-polarization scattering data, designing and performing physics experiments, writing and publishing scientific journal articles, public speaking, design of new diagnostics systems and repair of same. All work will take place onsite at General Atomics Corporation located in La Jolla, CA working on the DIII-D Tokamak National User Facility. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and a demonstrated background in physics of Doppler backscattering and cross-polarization scattering, plasma and fusion physics, and design of experiments on a fusion research device. Candidates should provide a curriculum vita, a publication list and arrange for 2-3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. The deadline for applications is November 22, 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 & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Bibliography - Complete bibliography

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1-3 letters of reference required