Project: Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate to develop the theoretical methods and to implement a multi-group radiation transfer module in our existing 3D magneto-hydrodynamic code GORGON. The aim is to study magnetized plasma produced on high-power lasers and pulsed-power generators in the broad area of high-energy density laboratory astrophysics.
The successful candidate will join our multidisciplinary team, and work in close collaboration with applied mathematicians, software engineers, plasma physicists and astrophysicists. The Research Associate will be expected to regularly publish papers in international refereed journals, give presentations at relevant international conferences, and to take the lead in writing grant proposals.
The position is for 12 months, renewable for additional 24 months (36 months total). The position benefits from a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and support for travel and equipment.
Qualifications: A PhD (or equivalent) in theoretical/computational plasma physics, or closely related fields is essential. Experience in large scientific computing projects, magneto-hydrodynamics, and radiation transfer are highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record.
All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English, and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication and grant proposal.
Location: Work will be carried out in Paris (FRANCE), in the LERMA laboratory at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie and Observatoire de Paris.
The application should include a CV, names of three referees, a short (max. 1 page) statement of previous work and research interests.
Starting date end of 2014 – beginning of 2015