Position Summary: Princeton University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position starting July, 2013 or later.
The position supports work in our laboratory for high-contrast imaging. The high-contrast imaging laboratory (HCIL) at Princeton works with NASA on the development of concepts for searching for and characterizing extrasolar planets. We are looking for an excellent experimentalist with laboratory optics experience.
The successful candidate will have the ability to develop advanced coronagraph designs, test new techniques and algorithms for high-contrast imaging, and support advanced adaptive optics development (on the ground and in space) for astronomical imaging.
Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and available funding, for a total of up to three years.
Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu and submit their vitae, including a list of publications and presentations, a summary of research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for at least three potential references.
Essential Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Optics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related area is required.
Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.