Requisition # 2023-16195
Date Posted 4 hours ago(2/16/2023 6:35 PM)
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion, the processes that power the stars, as an energy source for the world.
The Engineering Department at PPPL is a multidisciplinary team focused on developing the engineering designs for and advancing the state-of-the-art for magnetic confinement plasma physics research devices around the world. We specialize in diagnostics, high-field magnets, power electronics, heating sources, and plasma facing components for nuclear fusion experiments at PPPL and collaborator facilities world-wide. Mechanical (solid mechanics and fluid dynamics), electromagnetic, thermal, material, and radiation effects and engineering challenges are routinely encountered simultaneously in PPPL engineering projects. PPPL engineers develop novel solutions to the engineering challenges of fusion and plasma physics and collaborate with the Research team to develop new research directions, core capabilities, and experimental devices. The complex coupled-physics nature of fusion devices presents truly unique challenges to the design, analysis, and optimization of these devices. The ability to fully simulate these devices; from the physics of the confined plasma, through the electromagnetic and elemental particle forces impingement on structure and the structural response – over the full lifetime of the device; design, manufacture, operations, decommissioning, would be a paradigm changing innovation.
The Division Director for Engineering DAC will provide leadership and oversight to a multi-disciplinary team, as well as, technical and functional management in the capabilities design, analysis, and CAD engineering at PPPL to meet the above goals. Responsibilities will include setting the technical and strategic direction for PPPL's functional engineering activities within the Design, Analysis, and CAD groups. This includes leading collaborative teams in these three areas while interfacing with other areas of the Laboratory. The successful candidate will bring creativity, foresight, and mature professional judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems, in determining objectives and requirements for engineering excellence, and in providing modern tools and engineering best practices to enable successful execution of Engineering's design, analysis, and CAD responsibilities. This position is a Department Head level role and reports to the PPPL Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Engineering.
Are you interested in joining the world's brightest talent in solving some of the world's grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or mission support services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
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Preferred technical competences in engineering include:
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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.Standard Weekly Hours
40.00Eligible for Overtime
180 daysEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
NoPhysical Capacity Exam Required
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Princeton University-Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory managed by Princeton University. The DOE prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.
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