Assistant Professor (80774-087)

University of Warwick - Department of Physics

The Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics (CFSA) within the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick seeks to appoint to an Assistant Professor in the area of Computational Plasma Physics. Applicants will have a strong research track record and be ready to build their own research team with the support of colleagues at Warwick.

The primary tasks include:

1. Pursue research in computational plasma physics as applied to laser-plasma interactions, inertial fusion, or magnetic confinement fusion.

CFSA has an extensive portfolio of simulation codes currently in use, spanning most levels of description of the plasma state: fully kinetic particle-in-cell, hybrid, Vlasov, gyrokinetic and magnetohydrodynamic. CFSA hosts the 600-user EPOCH open collaboration particle-in-cell code. We welcome candidates whose research might additionally contribute to other fields of activity within CFSA, for example solar-terrestrial plasmas and advanced data characterisation.

2. Initiate, build and sustain international research collaborations.

CFSA has active current collaborations with most large international facilities for plasma fusion research. Within the UK, CFSA has broad long-term programmes of joint research with: AWE Aldermaston; the Central Laser Facility; and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy together with the wider Eurofusion programme. This vacancy also reflects Warwick’s commitment to long-term partnership, including a continuous local presence, with leading academic and research centres in California; see e.g. Specifically, the appointee will be expected to play a major role in building a strong partnership with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

3. Contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate education

Warwick is committed to research-led undergraduate teaching, and computational plasma physics is among our research strengths. The appointee will be expected to teach any core aspects of the Physics undergraduate bachelors and integrated masters courses, BSc/MPhys and BSc/MMathPhys. He/she will also play a key role in developing new advanced teaching in computational plasma physics for final year undergraduate and Masters students.

The University of Warwick maintains a global outlook and has affiliates around the globe. The Department of Physics will provide an exciting and highly supportive environment in which academics can develop their careers. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and encourage application and enquiries from all suitably qualified candidates.

To be considered for this position, please complete the online application. Please note that we are recruiting for two posts in Computational Plasma Physics: Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow. If you wish to be considered for both positions, you must make two separate applications. Assistant Professor is a tenure track position leading to appointment as an Associate Professor after successful completion of probation. Teaching and administration duties are reduced during the probationary period.

For informal discussions, please contact Professor Tony Arber or Professor Richard Dendy

Close Date: 30 November 2017

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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