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NEW! MIT Postdoctoral Associate in Inertial Confinement Fusion and High Energy Density Physics

The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research. Candidates interested in this position should send 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV with a complete list of publications, and 3) a list with the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Johan Frenje ( Interested candidates may apply online. Please reference job number 20174 See flyer for details and the AWIS Career Center.

LLNL High Energy Density Science Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applications are due October 1st and need to include a CV, research statement, research proposal, and references.

See flyer for details, as well as the LLNL Posting and the HEDS center website

Please contact Félicie Albert at with any questions.

Streak Camera Imaging and Fast Physics Workshop
May 19th at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm BST
Hosted by Sydor Technologies

Experts from LLNL, the LLE, the EuXFEL, and First Light Fusion will be discussing their facility’s various uses of streak cameras and other fast imaging instrumentation. See the Workshop Agenda for the overview.

Registration can be completed here:

Sandia National Laboratories are now accepting applications for the Sandia Maxwell Fellowship

This is a prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship with funding from Sandia’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program.  Exceptional and highly motivated new Ph.D. scientists and engineers with a background and interest in the broadly defined domains of pulsed power physics and engineering, along with radiation, electrical, and high energy density sciences are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit:

The College of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca Campus, invites applications for a tenured professor and the Director of the Laboratory of Plasma Studies (LPS)

Established plasma and fusion engineering scientists at all levels are especially invited to apply.

Applications must be submitted online at

Review of applications will begin in April 2021, and applications received by the end of May 2021 will receive full consideration.

However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information about the application process, please contact

Information on the LPS can be found here.

Charged Particle Radiography in High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasmas January 25–28, 2021

Announcing a virtual workshop on Charged-Particle Radiography in HED Laboratory Plasmas, hosted by the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science from January 25-28, 2021 (see attached flyer).  The workshop aims to cover a broad range of experimental, diagnostic, numerical, and theoretical techniques for acquiring and analyzing charged-particle radiographs.  Registration is free, required for accessing the January workshop’s Zoom links, and can be found on the January workshop’s webpage along with a preliminary agenda.

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DOE soliciting input on using DOE user facilities for research questions that underpin COVID-19 response

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Energy (DOE) is taking steps to address COVID-19 and is soliciting ideas about how the Department and the National Laboratories might contribute resources for science and technology efforts and collaborations. The Department is encouraging the scientific community and others to consider research questions that underpin COVID-19 response and is requesting input on strategic, priority research directions that may be undertaken using DOE user facilities, computational resources, and enabling infrastructure.

More information is available in a Dear Colleague Letter on the DOE website. The Department looks forward to the responses.

The final report of the APS-DPP Community Planning Process, A Community Plan for Fusion Energy and Discovery Plasma Science, is now available on the DPP-CPP website.

This report represents the output of an open and transparent process, in which input was received from town halls, webinars, hundreds of small group discussions among subject matter experts, dedicated workshops, and focus group discussions. A FESAC subcommittee will now start its process in fulfilling the DOE-issued charge for long-range strategic planning of the field.

We encourage you to endorse this report by clicking here.

By endorsing this plan, you are helping to send a message that we are united in pursuing our shared goals to advance our knowledge of plasma physics and to achieve fusion energy as a power source for the U.S. and the world.