Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Modelling of Runaway Electrons in Magnetized Plasmas

Chalmers University of Technology is delighted to offer a postdoctoral researcher position in material sciences. The initial contract for this position is three years and posible to extend. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before December 19, 2018.

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Information about the project

The Department of Physics seeks a highly motivated and talented individual to join the Plasma Theory group at the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics and work on theoretical modelling of runaway electrons in magnetized plasmas. The position is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant “Running away and radiating”, which is about understanding the characteristics and dynamics of particle acceleration in plasmas.

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your research in a research group. The postdoctoral project will be focused on modelling of runaway electrons in suddenly cooling magnetized plasmas, in particular the effect of collisional nonlinearities and the presence of neutral atoms and impurities. This will be done via numerical simulations and comparisons with experimental observations using state-of-the-art synthetic diagnostics tools. The successful candidate is expected to interact closely with members of the Plasma Theory research group at Chalmers.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in physics or in a closely related field. The degree should generally not be older than three years. Previous experience with modelling or diagnostics of fast electrons in magnetized plasmas is considered as a strong advantage. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180652 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, including a complete list of publications

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

- Copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 19 December, 2018

Professor Tnde Flp,, +46 31-772 3180


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