Research Opportunities

Post-doctoral Researcher or Visiting Research Scientist

The Plasma Spectroscopy and X-ray Imaging Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a Post-doctoral Researcher or Visiting Research Scientist position in the field of experimental High Energy Density Physics (HEDP). The work will focus mainly on research and development of X-ray phase-contrast and refraction-based imaging diagnostics and techniques. These techniques will be applied in HEDP experiments to characterize macroscopic electron density gradients, and microscopic gradients through X-ray scatter. The development and testing of the refraction-based imaging diagnostics will take place at Johns Hopkins University and the diagnostics will be tested in: ICF-relevant experiments at Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester and Warm Dense Matter and shock physics experiments at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

A PhD in Plasma Physics or a closely related field is required. Candidates must demonstrate strong research ability. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in experimental plasma physics. Candidates with experience in X-ray diagnostics, instrumentation, and optics are preferred. Candidates are expected to work well in a team setting, and to communicate research results with publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

The full-time appointment is for one year with potential renewal. All qualified applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae including a list of relevant publications to Dr. Dan Stutman

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JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.