PhD position: Numerical modelling of plasma detachment and SOL physics in linear and toroidal geometry

Responsibilities and tasks- To develop insight into the processes determining plasma detachment and to gain expertise in the use of the SOLPS-ITER and B2.5-EUNOMIA code suites. - To model the hydrogenic species and determine the ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Van Vollenhovenlaan, Utrecht, Utrecht
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2834 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Responsibilities and tasks
- To develop insight into the processes determining plasma detachment and to gain expertise in the use of the SOLPS-ITER and B2.5-EUNOMIA code suites.
- To model the hydrogenic species and determine the relevant processes determining their evolution in the MAGNUM-PSI plasma beam.
- To introduce the same species and processes in tokamak SOL modelling and to determine the electric fields and currents in the tokamak SOL.
- To determine the modelling predictions for plasma detachment and compare these with measurements from MAGNUM-PSI and tokamaks over a range of different divertor geometries.

Qualifications
We seek enthusiastic and highly talented candidates that are willing to work in an international and interdisciplinary team of theoretical and experimental physicists. The applicant should have a Master degree (or an equivalent diploma giving access to doctoral studies) in physics or computational sciences. Experience in numerical modelling is highly beneficial. Good verbal and written communication skills (in English) are mandatory.

Functie-eisen

We seek enthusiastic and highly talented candidates that are willing to work in an international and interdisciplinary team of theoretical and experimental physicists. The applicant should have a Master degree (or an equivalent diploma giving access to doctoral studies) in physics or computational sciences. Experience in numerical modelling is highly beneficial. Good verbal and written communication skills (in English) are mandatory.

Conditions

When fulfilling a PhD position at NWO, you will get the status of junior scientist. You will have an employee status and can participate in all the employee benefits NWO offers. You will get a contract for four years. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 2,834 euro gross per month. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent. You are supposed to have a thesis finished at the end of your four year term with NWO. A training program is part of the agreement. You and your supervisor will make up a plan for the additional education and supervising that you specifically need. The conditions of employment of NWO are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres, more exclusive information is available at this website under Personnel.

Additional information

Further information on the vacancy is available through the leader of the fusion energy department, Prof.dr. M.R. de Baar +31 40 333 49 52.
General information on working at NWO-I can also be found at the NWO website. The 'NWO job interview code' applies to this position.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research) is one of the NWO institutes and focuses on a multidisciplinarily approach of the energy research combining physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science. The institute is based on two main strands, solar fuels for the conversion and storage of renewable energy and fusion-energy as clean and unlimited source of energy. DIFFER is developing and supporting a national network on fundamental energy research and is closely collaborating with academic institutions, research institutes and industry.

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