The Theoretical Division seeks a plasma physicist to lead a growing team of scientists in the Plasma group. This team is currently comprised of six Ph.D. scientists carrying out research in areas of laser-plasma interaction physics relevant to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high energy density physics (HEDP), with an emphasis on the mitigation of laser plasma instabilities (LPI) in direct-drive ICF. The candidate would be expected to continue the development of numerical simulation tools for direct-drive ICF, be engaged and contribute to the growth of high performance computing (HPC) at LLE, and collaborate closely with the experimental Plasma Physics group. Such collaborations will involve the design and interpretation of experiments on the Omega Laser Facility and other national facilities such as the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Preference will be given to candidates possessing an excellent record of publication in high impact peer reviewed journals and previous management experience. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area is required.
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