Postdoc in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

DTU Physics
Tuesday 12 Jun 18

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DTU Physics is offering a two-year position as postdoc in the Section of Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy (PPFE) at the Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark.

You will take part in the research in the section for Fusion and Plasma Physics, encompassing activities in plasma turbulence and dynamics of non-thermal and thermal ions in magnetically confined plasmas.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your research will be within the activities on the determination of thermal and non-thermal ion properties in magnetically confined hot plasmas – specifically tokamak plasmas - by applying the Collective Thomson Scattering diagnostics (CTS).

This includes: 

  • Development of and participation in experiments
  • Data analysis
  • Modelling of microwave propagation and scattering
  • Validating data to simulations and other measurements
  • Participate in the continued development of the CTS diagnostic systems
The experimental activities are performed at European fusion research laboratories involving extensive international collaboration.

Participation in supervision of students from the bachelor to PhD level may be an integrated part of the job.

Your place of employment will be DTU Physics in Denmark. Travel activity is expected.

Candidates should have: 
  • A PhD degree in Physics or equivalent
  • A goal-oriented approach
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Strong communication skills in English – both oral and written
  • Experience with plasma physics, plasma diagnostics, and microwave equipment are not a prerequisite but preferred.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.  

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment will be for 24 month. Employment may start at 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The workplace is the Department of Physics at DTU Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Volker Naulin, tel.: +45 2537 4538,

You can read more about the Department of Physics and the PPFE section at  

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 July 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.