NINS Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d)

Postdoctoral researcher

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Job Offer from December 04, 2020

The International Research Collaboration Center (IRCC) at the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan has concluded an MoU with the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics and Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, and the Princeton University to promote collaborative research in astrophysical and fusion plasma physics. Two overseas research branches will be started in Germany (at one of the Max Planck Institutes) and in the US. IRCC seeks to recruit a postdoctoral or more senior researcher to conduct research activities in the German branch.

  • Position: NINS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Research field: Theoretical and computational research (particle or MHD simulations) in plasma physics for astrophysics and fusion science. The applicant may select the research area from the following topics: 1) Plasma transport physics including plasma turbulence, 2) Magnetic reconnection physics, 3) Physics of high energy particles and particle acceleration in plasmas, 4) MHD instabilities and self-organization (structure formation of magnetic fields and plasma flows), 5) Plasma physics related to magnetic configuration study of fusion research, 6) other basic common plasma physics topics for astrophysics and fusion science.
  • Requirements: Ph.D. degree
  • Term of appointment: The successful candidate should be able to start on or after April 1, 2021. The term of the contract will be renewed annually (for up to a total of three years).
  • Location: The main working place will be in the IRCC branch in Germany.
  • Application deadline: January 31, 2021. Recruitment will continue until an appropriate candidate is selected.

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