Postdoc in the field of computer simulations for fusion research

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Germany

July 10, 2021

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Advertising division: IEK-4 - Plasma Physics

Reference number: 2021-220

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  • As part of the national fusion program of the Helmholtz Association and the EUROfusion consortium, the Institute for Energy and Climate Research - Plasma Physics (IEK-4) carries out a research and development program on selected problems in high-temperature plasma physics and materials research for fusion systems. We mainly work on issues that prepare the scientific operation of the new large-scale experiments ITER and W7-X, and carry out projects in the field of plasma physics and fusion technology that support the construction. Both the scientific tasks and the project work ultimately serve the goal of creating the conditions for a burning fusion plasma and thus opening up a new primary energy source for electricity generation.

    We are looking to recruit a

    Postdoc in the field of computer simulations for fusion research

    Your Job:

    The offered position involves the modelling of plasma-wall interaction (in particular erosion/deposition) and the transport of impurities in the plasma edge of fusion reactors. The central tool is the high-performance computing simulation software "ERO2.0", which calculates the erosion and redeposition using a Monte Carlo algorithm, taking into account the three-dimensional structure of wall components. The specific tasks include:

  • Improvement of ERO2.0 by developing interfaces to other simulation programs that provide input data such as plasma parameters or sputtering yields

  • Application and validation of the resulting integrated software package for currently relevant problems in various fusion experiments (W7-X, ITER, DEMO)

  • Cooperation with other groups of the IEK-4 as well as with national and international partners

  • Preparation of scientific publications and presentations of the results achieved

  • Your Profile:

  • Completed study (M.Sc.) and doctorate degree in natural science or engineering

  • Experience with numeric methods, computer simulations and software development (ideally in C++)

  • Ability to work independently and in a structured manner, as well as to critically analyse results

  • Knowledge of plasma physics, surface physics and fusion research is an advantage

  • Good communication skills in spoken and written English

  • Our Offer:

    We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • An exciting research topic in a strongly internationally networked field at the forefront of scientific and technological progress

  • A friendly work atmosphere and intensive exchange with colleagues

  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development

  • Extensive company health management

  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family- friendly corporate policy

  • Flexible working hours and 30 days of annual leave

  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

  • We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years, with possible long-term prospects. Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

    Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

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