The Academy of Sciences of the Czech rebublic - ASCR


 

Scientist/Engineer for development of magnetic sensors and real-time feedback systems for the COMPASS Upgrade tokamak
 
Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy Sciences of the Czech Republic (IPP) has initiated a construction of new large scientific experiment in the field of the thermonuclear fusion research – the COMPASS Upgrade tokamak. IPP is looking for new engineers and physicists, who will participate in development of magnetic sensors and real-time feedback systems for the COMPASS Upgrade tokamak.
 
Requirements and Skills:
  • university or high school education in physics or electrical, nuclear or physical engineering (master, engineer, PhD student or postdoc)
  • English - working knowledge
  • to be familiar with physics of magnetic fields, magnetic sensors (coils, Hall probes), low voltage electronics including amplifiers and integrators
  • knowledge of programming in Python, Matlab or IDL and some experience with development of/measurements with magnetic sensors are beneficial
Duties:
  • development of magnetic sensors and real-time feedback systems for the COMPASS Upgrade tokamak
We offer:
  • full-time job
  • long-term contract
  • work on unique scientific project
  • 5-week holidays and sick-days
  • other benefits
Contact:
Dr. Martin Hron
(+420) 266 053 947
 
 
Post-doc mobility stay: Modelling and design of the vacuum vessel and magnets for COMPASS-U
 
In compliance with the plans to extend its worldwide network of collaborating R&D institutes and to provide a platform for exchange and mobility of researchers, the Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Science announces an opening of medium-term position for an foreign post-doctoral scientist.
Project description: The topic of the research work is modelling and design of mechanical and electrical components of the experimental device – the COMPASS-U tokamak. The construction of this device has recently started in IPP CAS in Prague and a missing expertize in modelling and design of vacuum vessel and high-magnetic field coils will be covered by this position. Due to operation of COMPASS-U at magnetic field of 5 T and plasma current of 2 MA, both types of components will be subject of extreme forces. The effect of these forces have to be modelled and the systems have to be designed in order to sustain all the mechanical and electrical stresses. Experience in modelling in the ANSYS software and design in the CATIA software represent an advantage. The visiting researcher will be involved in R&D within the groups of the Tokamak Department. The possibility of close collaboration with the researcher’s home institution during his/her visit is also welcome in order to enable the transfer of knowledge.
Project specifications: The length of the stay is planned for 6 months. The post-doc stay is fully funded, providing a gross monthly salary that amounts to an equivalent of €21,450 total over the 6 months. The position is open for application until May 3, 2018. The prospective commencement of the researcher’s stay is from June 1, 2018.
Applicant qualification: PhD in physics or mechanical/electrical engineering obtained not later than 7 years ago. Knowledge of construction of tokamaks/stellarators as well as experience in modelling and design in ANSYS and CATIA V softwares are advantage.
 
The post-doc researchers are expected to send their CV, motivation letter and a brief description of the proposed topic (e.g., scope of the R&D work, specific materials, necessary software, etc.). Please do not hesitate to contact us also in case of questions or queries.
 
Contact:
Dr. Martin Hron
(+420) 266 053 947
 
 
Post-doc mobility stay: Advanced thermally sprayed coatings
 
In compliance with the plans to extend its worldwide network of collaborating R&D institutes and to provide a platform for exchange and mobility of researchers, the Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Science announces an opening of medium-term position for an overseas post-doctoral scientist.
Project description: The topic of the research work is designated as “Advanced thermally sprayed coatings”. Taking advantage of the unique hybrid water-stabilized plasma torch available at our institute, the visiting researcher will be involved in R&D collaboration with our established group with the aim of fabrication and characterization of advanced composite and functional coatings of a new generation. Strengthening the scientific outcomes by using other thermal spray processes (such as HVAF, cold spray) is welcome, as is a close collaboration with the researcher’s home institution during his/her visit.
Project specifications: The length of the stay is planned for 6 months. The post-doc stay is fully funded, providing a monthly salary that amounts to an equivalent of €21,450 total over the 6 months. The position is open for application until Mar 31, 2018, the tender committee will evaluate the candidates before Apr 20, 2018. The prospective commencement of the researcher’s stay is from May 1 - June 30, 2018.
Applicant qualification: PhD in Materials Engineering, not older than 7 years. Knowledge and experience in thermal spraying and surface modification/characterization techniques. Researchers from institutions outside Czech Republic can apply only.
 
Interested post-doc researchers are expected to send their CV, motivation letter and a brief description of the proposed topic (e.g., scope of the R&D work, specific materials, planned technologies, etc.). Please do not hesitate to contact us also in case of questions or queries.

 

Contact:

Dr. Jan Cizek
+420 266 052 096