The department ITER Technology & Diagnostics (ITED) of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics is looking for a Postdoc Experimental Physicist (m/f/d) – Plasma laser diagnostics. The Plasma for gas conversion (P4G) group is working on topic of plasma CO2 conversion in the field of energy storage, and chemical energy carriers. Currently the group operates in one laboratory with two microwave experiments covering pressure range from 0.3-1000 mbar, focusing on fundamental understanding of the dominant CO2 pathways with aim to optimize efficiency of the plasma CO2 conversion.
- Continuation of existing TALIF on O and CO in the available pressure range
- Further identification, planning and definition of possible laser diagnostics experiments (CARS, and Raman scattering envisaged)
- Execution, evaluation and dissemination of the test results regarding implications for optimization of efficiency of the plasma CO2 conversion
- Taking responsibility for laser-safe environment in the laboratory
- Applicant must have completed studies and doctorate preferably in the field of plasma physics
- Extensive experience with laser diagnostics techniques (e.g. LIF, TALIF)
- Preferably experience in laser diagnostics of molecular plasmas at low and atmospheric pressure
- Strong ability to interpret experimental data
- A strong scientific track record, including publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals
- Very good communication skills and ability to present scientific results
- Ability to work and integrate in an international team
- Ability to fluently present complex scientific and technical matters in English
Duration: The position is limited for 3 years.
Application to be submitted online with the usual documents, quoting the reference number 20/059.
|Organization||Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||13 November 2020|