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Postdoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The Center for Integrated Plasma Studies (CIPS) in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral associate in computational and theoretical fusion plasma physics. 

We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to carry out research in gyrokinetic theory and simulation. Research areas might include electromagnetic full kinetic ion models, equilibrium flow models in gyrokinetic simulation, edge turbulence simulation, and large-scale computing and optimization of gyrokinetic particle simulation. Research can range from algorithm development to using simulation to better understand experimental results. There is some flexibility in the research program depending on interest and talent the prospective candidate.  

Who We Are

The Center for Integrated Plasma Studies (CIPS) in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks to foster plasma and beam related science and research. In particular, CIPS provides a home for interdisciplinary plasma related activities. This includes coordination of high-performance scientific and networking capability.

What You Should Know

This position has an initial term of 2 years subject to funding, with possible extension.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in theoretical plasma physics or applied mathematics (or equivalent).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover Letter (The cover letter should indicate which project the applicant is applying to work with and outline the contributions that the applicant envisions making to that project).
  • A Statement of Research Interests and Background.
  • You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee. 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Posting Contact Name: Professor Scott Parker

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