The Aerospace & Energetics Research Program at the University of Washington in Seattle seeks two postdoctoral researchers to work on an innovative fusion energy project. Successful candidates will join a fast paced effort to construct and develop an experimental fusion device based on the sheared flow stabilized Z-pinch concept. The project is supported by the Advanced Research Projects AgencyEnergy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy through the ALPHA (Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly) Program, which aims to develop prototype technologies to explore new pathways for fusion power. Applicants with strong research backgrounds and hands-on experience in experimental design/operation, diagnostic implementation, and data analysis applied to magnetically confined plasmas are sought. An earned Ph.D. in physics or engineering or foreign equivalent is required. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is building a culturally diverse faculty. In addition, the University is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans are strongly encouraged.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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