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Post-doctoral Research Associate in Experimental Plasma Physics

Lawrence University

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Position Details
Position Information
Position Title Post-doctoral Research Associate in Experimental Plasma Physics
Location Appleton
Department Physics
Position Type Staff
Position Description & Qualifications
Lawrence University invites applications from those interested in a two-year full-time postdoctoral research position at a small undergraduate college. The successful candidate will take primary responsibility for conducting electron plasma experiments in a purely toroidal field trap and in a dipole trap. Experience in laboratory plasma physics is desired, as well as CAD design and development of experimental control and data acquisition systems using LabVIEW. The responsibilities associated with this position include:
  • Assembling and maintaining experimental equipment associated with the plasma physics laboratory, including the Lawrence Non-neutral Torus II and the Lawrence Non-neutral Dipole.
  • Planning and carrying out experiments on the plasma devices.
  • Authoring papers and delivering presentations that result from experiments in the Lawrence plasma devices.
  • Supervising undergraduate research students who undertake projects in the plasma laboratory.
  • Teach one course each year.

This position is funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and therefore, the person in this position will be responsible for following applicable federal grant requirements.

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the staff; and/or (2) demonstrating experience serving diverse populations and working successfully with diverse colleagues; and (3) showing interest in developing initiatives to address the needs of a diverse student, faculty, staff and community particularly related to antiracism.

Lawrence University is a small private liberal arts college in Appleton, Wisconsin with an enrollment of 1500 undergraduate students. The physics department consists of four professors and one staff member. There are typically 30-40 students in the physics program with ten completing the physics major each year. The department is committed to providing genuine research experiences for students and expects the candidate to share that commitment.

Candidates must have a PhD in physics or a related field by the start date. To apply, submit the following at (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) two letters of recommendation. Applications will be evaluated starting February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible, but ideally sometime between June 1 and September 1, 2023. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Professor Matthew R. Stoneking – .

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S351P
Number of Vacancies 1
Posting Date
Best Consideration Date 02/15/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Anticipated Number of Hours per Week 40

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