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Open December 1, 2022 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by June 30, 2023, you will have until July 14, 2023 to complete your application.

Position description

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in integrated fusion simulation starting immediately. The fusion simulation group at UCI is led by Professor Zhihong Lin, who directs the multi-institutional Center for Integrated Simulation of Energetic Particles (ISEP), part of US Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) initiative. The successful candidates will develop advanced simulations on the world’s fastest supercomputers to study energetic particle confinement and turbulent transport in fusion experiments including tokamak, stellarator, and field reversed configuration. See for additional information.

The successful applicant(s) will have a Ph.D. degree in plasma physics or fusion energy science. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should contact Professor Lin at and submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a list of publications, and three names for letters of recommendation via UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT, located at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. degree in plasma physics or fusion energy science.

Application Requirements

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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.