CONNECT

DPP Committee for the Concerns Of Students and Early Career Scientists

What We Do


The APS Division of Plasma Physics Committee for the Concerns Of studeNts aNd Early Career scienTists (CONNECT) advocates and provides resources to students and early career scientists in the field of plasma physics, and beyond.

We organize a student day on the Sunday before the annual meeting and a town hall event on the Tuesday of the annual meeting. This website serves as an archive for resources, past events, and a connection point for various related groups (Young APS DPP Community, HelioNet).

Contact Us


Chair: Magnus A. Haw
NASA Ames Research Center: Research Scientist magnus.haw@nasa.gov
Vice Chair: Oak Nelson
Columbia University: Postdoc a.o.nelson@columbia.edu
Past Chair: Elizabeth Merritt
Los Alamos National Lab: Scientist (P-24) emerritt@lanl.gov

DPP Meeting 2021

CONNECT hosts two major events at the annual meeting: a town hall and a student day. Other events of interest are the job fair and the plasma expo.

Past Meetings

Plasma Jobs

List of plasma related jobs currently on the APS, AGU, and AAS job boards.

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/div) in the Field of Experimental Plasma Catalysis | Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Experimental HED Radiation Scientist | Sandia National Laboratories
University of Chicago: Postdoctoral Scholar in Isotopic Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry
Faculty Positions at Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Sciences | The Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Science
Applied Scientist/Engineer | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tokamak Edge Modeling and Comparison with Experimental Data - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Radiative Properties Group Leader - High Energy Density Science Section | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Plasma Scientist/Engineer | Lam Research Corporation
Lecturer in Experimental ICF/HEDP Science | Imperial College London
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics | Imperial College London
Postdoctoral Appointee in Advanced Plasma Diagnostics | Sandia National Laboratories
Molecular Gas Dynamics Modeling Postdoctoral Appointee | Sandia National Laboratories
Experimental High-Energy Density Physics Postdoctoral Researcher | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics
Research Scientist | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Inertial Confinement Fusion Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Scientific Researcher - X-Ray Sciences | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Process and Test Engineer | Thorlabs
ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST – EXPERIMENTAL FUSION AND PLASMA PHYSICS – UCLA | University of California, Los Angeles
PhD physicist / postdoc (m/f/div) for the development and support of diagnostics for the observation | Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Postdoctoral Scholar | University of California Los Angeles
Computational Plasma Physicist - (E3) | Applied Materials
Associate Research Scientist / Engineer | RadiaSoft LLC
Staff Research Physicist - DIII D Pedestal | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Staff Research Physicist - DIII D Control | Princeton University
Staff Research Physicist - Core & Edge Physics | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Postdoc Research Associate | Baylor University
Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Molecular Astrophysics | Columbia University
Senior Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Experimental Plasma Physicist- High-Intensity Lasers | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Laser-matter Research-Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Radiative Properties - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Plasma Modeling Engineer | Lam Research
Inertial Confinement Fusion Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Multi-Scale, Multi-Physics Modeling and Simulation Postdoctoral Appointee | Sandia National Laboratories
Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging of Materials - Postdoctoral Appointee | Sandia National Laboratories
Postdoctoral Associate in Atmospheric and Geospace Science
Postdoctoral Research Associate in High-Energy Astrophysics
Visiting Assistant Professor- Physics | Colorado College
Postdoc in Plasma astrophysics / astroparticle physics
Postdoc in Plasma astrophysics / astroparticle physics | Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Scientific Researcher - X-Ray Sciences | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Researcher / Researcher in Data Intensive Radio Astronomy
Associate Program Director Inertial Confinement Fusion - Security Clearance Required | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
X-Ray Detectors - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Experimental Plasma Physicist (Boundary) | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Plasma Deposition Intern | Schrödinger
Postdoctoral positions on the Origin and Fate of Dust in the Universe
Corporate Internship Program on Plasma Technology Applications (CIPPTA) | CPU2AL
Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/div) for optimizing divertors within the HILOADS collaboration | Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Open Rank Available, Dept of Nuclear Engineering | North Carolina State University Department of Nuclear Engineering
Postdoc or early-career scientist position in machine learning for fusion plasma science | University of Wisconsin-Madison
TDLI International Graduate Admissions (enroll in Sep. 2022)
Inorganic Analytical Chemist/Mass Spectrometrist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tenure-track in Plasma Physics | PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Assistant, Associate and Full Professorships | Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral positions on the Origin and Fate of Dust in the Universe
Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory: Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Engineer or Physicist with a dedication for Energy Efficient Accelerators (PETRA IV) | Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Assistant professor in Theoretical and/or Computational Plasma Physics | University of Colorado Boulder
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Exoplanets
Postdoctoral Fellow – WVU Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology Diversity Fellowship
Associate Research Scientist | RadiaSoft LLC
High Energy Density & Fusion Design Physicist | Sandia National Laboratories
Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Theory/Computation | West Virginia University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Teaching Assistant Professor | West Virginia University Department of Physics and Astronomy
X-Ray Detectors - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Inertial Confinement Fusion Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Radiative Properties - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Scientific Researcher - X-Ray Sciences | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nuclear Diagnostics - Scientific Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Laser-matter Research-Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Computational Plasma Physics - Post Doctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Research Scientist – ALPHA Antihydrogen Experiment | TRIUMF
Scientist Laser-Plasma Interaction (m/f/d) | Marvel Fusion GmbH
Scientist Plasma Hydrodynamics (m/f/d) | Marvel Fusion GmbH
Inorganic Analytical Chemist/Mass Spectrometrist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Assistant Professor – Gamma-ray Astrophysicist
Nicolas Dauphas: Postdoctoral Scholar in Isotopic Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry at the University of Chicago
Multiple Faculty positions in Material Science and Engineering and Nuclear Engineering | University of Florida
Assistant professor in Theoretical and/or Computational Plasma Physics
Assistant Professor – Gamma-ray Astrophysicist | The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Assistant professor in Theoretical and/or Computational Plasma Physics | University of Colorado Boulder
Postdoctoral Appointee in Experimental Quantum Semiconductor Heterostructures | Sandia National Laboratories
Assistant Professor in Advanced Instrumentation
Postdoctoral Appointee in Plasma Physics Modeling and Simulation | Sandia National Laboratories
University of Edinburgh School of Physics and Astronomy: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Methods
Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics
Outer Heliosphere Postdocs
Chalmers Astronomy Fellowship
Chalmers Astronomy and Plasma Physics Fellow
PHOTON SCIENCE FACULTY | SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Stanford University
Los Alamos National Laboratory: Outer Heliosphere Postdocs
Faculty in Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics | Colorado State University - Physics Department
Postdoctoral Appointee - Optical Phenomenology and Explosive Sciences | Sandia National Laboratories
Teaching Assistant Professor | West Virginia University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Assistant Professor / (Atmospheric Electricity and) Physics | New Mexico Tech Physics Department
Postdoctoral Scholar-Heliophysics and Planetary Science -Space Sciences Laboratory
Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Plasma Physics for Solar Physics
Engineer, Fusion Simulation | Helion Energy
Fueling Scientist | TAE Technologies
Assistant Researcher- Heliophysics and Planetary Science- Space Sciences Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Researcher- Heliophysics and Planetary Science- Space Sciences Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley: Postdoctoral Scholar-Heliophysics and Planetary Science -Space Sciences Laboratory
Experimental Fusion Plasma Position | Auburn University, Department of Physics
Assistant Researcher- Heliophysics and Planetary Science- Space Sciences Laboratory | University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Plasma Physics for Solar Physics | Columbia University
Postdoctoral Research position in Theoretical/Computational High-Energy Astrophysics
Experimental Plasma Physicist | Fuse Energy Technologies
Ignition Physicist | Fuse Energy Technologies
Radiochemical Engineer / Materials Scientist – Tritium Breeding | Zap Energy Inc.
Plasma Diagnostician | Fuse Energy Technologies Inc.
Postdoctoral position in experimental fusion plasma physics on the DIII-D tokamak | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Science Infrastructure and Operations Coordinator (SIOC) | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Postdoctoral Researcher in Fusion Plasma Physics | University of California Los Angeles
Associate Research Physicist | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Staff Research Physicist - 2D/3D | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Staff Research Physicist - Computational Science | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Staff Research Physicist | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Associate Research Physicist | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Associate Research Physicist | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Associate Research Physicist - Quantum Information Science/Lab Director R&D | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Staff Research Physicist - ITER & Tokamaks | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Associate Research Physicist | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Computational Research Associate - Quantum Chemistry Modeling | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Scientist - Probes and Bolometers | TAE Technologies
CAREER ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL FUSION AND PLASMA PHYSICS – UCLA | University of California, Los Angeles
Scientist | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Spectroscopy Scientist | TAE Technologies
Neutral Beam Scientist | TAE Technologies
Fast Ion Physicist | TAE Technologies
Pulsed-Power Scientist | TAE Technologies
AI Embedded Engineer | TAE Technologies
Sr. Mecahnical Engineer | TAE Technologies
Nuclear Engineer | TAE Technologies
Scientist - Thompson Scattering Diagnostic | TAE Technologies
Scientist - Modeling Stability and Fast Ion Physics | TAE Technologies
Jr. Scientist | TAE Technologies
Auburn University Department of Physics Postdoctoral Fellow | Auburn University, Department of Physics
Post-doctoral research position(s) in the Magnetized Plasma Research Laboratory (MPRL) | Auburn University, Department of Physics
Plasma Analysis Scientist | TAE Technologies
Accelerator Physicist | TAE Technologies
Scientific Researcher - X-Ray Sciences | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Radiative Properties HED Plasmas - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Computational Plasma Physics - Post Doctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
CLaSP: University of Michigan Tenure Track position in the field of space science and engineering
Summer 2022 undergrad research at UMD College Park (nonlinear dynamics) | University of Maryland College Park IREAP
Scientist - Experimental Fusion Plasma Research | Zap Energy Inc.
Scientist - Computational Modeling of Plasma-Material Interaction | Zap Energy Inc.
Senior Scientist - Z-Pinch Plasma Research | Zap Energy Inc.
Senior Scientist - Nuclear Detector Expert | Zap Energy Inc.
Postdoctoral Scholar | University of California Los Angeles
ASSISTANT PROJECT SCIENTIST | University of California Los Angeles
Lead Electrical Engineer - Power Conversion | Zap Energy Inc.
Assistant Project Scientist | UCLA
Pulsed Power Systems & Magnetized Inertial Confinement Fusion Plasmas- Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)
Neil Gehrels Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory: Astrophysicist (Post-doctoral Research Fellow)
US ITER Research Team Lead | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Surface Analysis and PMI- Senior R&D Staff Member | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
R&D Associate Staff Member- Particle Control and Fueling | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Postdoc - experimental | Caltech
Open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics | Florida International University (FIU)
Diagnostic and Controls -Senior Technical Staff Member | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Senior R&D Staff Member - Experimental Physicist | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Post-doc for surface plasma dynamics simulations (f/m/d) | European XFEL
Theory and Computation Plasma Physicist - R&D Assistant Staff Member | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Fusion Plasma Material Interactions (PMI)- Senior R&D Staff Member | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Boundary Plasma Modeling, R&D Associate Staff Member | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Senior Theoretical & Computational Plasma Physicist | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Atomic Physics and Plasma Spectroscopy | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Atomic Physics and Plasma Spectroscopy | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Plasma Theory & Modeling | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Theoretical & Computational Plasma Physicist - R&D Associate | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Designer - Senior Technician | Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
Nuclear Diagnostics - Scientific Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Fusion Energy | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Solar Physics
Postdoctoral Fellow – WVU Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology Diversity Fellowship
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Radio Cosmology
Short Pulse HEDP- Postdoctoral Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
X-Ray Detectors - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
University of California Riverside: Academic Coordinator
Laser-matter Research-Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
HED Physics-Postdoctoral Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Postdoctoral X-ray Diagnostics | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Experimental High Energy Density Physicist (Scientist 2/3) | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Modeling and Simulation of Inertial Confinement Fusion Physics Postdoc | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Experimental Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Plasma Physics Postdoctoral Researcher | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Space Plasma Physics Postdoc Position | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Inertial Confinement Fusion Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Plasma Physics Post-Doctoral Researcher | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Advanced Imaging and Radiography Postdoc | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Relativistic Laser-Matter Interaction Postdoc | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics
Faculty in Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics | Colorado State University - Physics Department
Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Plasma Physics | West Virginia University
Assistant Professor - Aeronautics & Astronautics (plasma) | University of Washington, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Ariel Postdoctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral Positions at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility through ORAU | General Atomics
Scientist—Radio Frequency Diagnostics for Fusion | General Atomics
Scientist—Radiation Diagnostics for Fusion | General Atomics
Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Experimental Space Physics
Faculty Position in Experimental Plasma Physics | University of California, Los Angeles
Scientist Positions at DIII-D National Fusion Facility | General Atomics
Postdoctoral Position in High Performance Computing at General Atomics, through ORAU | General Atomics
Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics at NSTX-U, through ORAU | General Atomics
Postdoctoral Position in Plasma Material Interaction at General Atomics, through ORAU | General Atomics
Postdoctoral position in experimental plasma turbulence | University of Wisconsin - Madison
Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Experimental Space Physics | University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy
Staff Research Physicist | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Staff Physicist - ITER & Tokamaks | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Postdoctoral Scholar-Heliophysics and Planetary Science -Space Sciences Laboratory | University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley: Postdoctoral Scholar-Heliophysics and Planetary Science -Space Sciences Laboratory
LMU Munich Astrophysics Fraunhofer and Schwarzschild Postdoctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral researchers in theoretical astroparticle physics
Postdoctoral Scholar-Heliophysics and Planetary Science -Space Sciences Laboratory
Leverhulme-Peierls Fellow (up to 3 posts) | University of Oxford, Department of Physics
Science Infrastructure and Operations Manager | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Researcher | LPPFusion,Inc.
Open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics
Postdoctoral Associate in Inertial Confinement Fusion and High Energy Density Physics | Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Experiment Scientist (m/f/d) | Marvel Fusion GmbH
Assistant Professor of Physics | Bryn Mawr College
Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics, T.D.Lee Institute,SJTU
Postdoctoral Position High-Resolution Laboratory Spectroscopy
ORIGINS Research Fellows (m/f/d) in Astrophysics, Cosmology, Nuclear, Particle Physics or Biophysics
Postdoctoral Research in Astrophysical Sciences
Experimental Plasma Physics | Nova Photonics
Experimental High Energy Density Physicist (Scientist 2/3) | Los Alamos National Laboratory
Plasma Modeling Engineer | Lam Research
Postdoctoral Research Positions (m/f/d) in Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics
Postdoctoral Position in the Center of Astrophysics in HUJI
Assistant Professor in Astronomy
Postdoc in theoretical astroparticle physics
Assistant Professor in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics | Dartmouth College
Postdoc in theoretical astroparticle physics | Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Assistant Professor / (Atmospheric) Physics | New Mexico Tech Physics Department
Assistant, Associate and Full Professor or Open Rank | Princeton University
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Fusion Energy | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Faculty Positions at Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Sciences | The Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Science