Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Princeton, NJ
Posted
Feb 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University


Department
Mechanical & Aerospace Eng - 25100  

Position Summary
Princeton University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate or more senior research position starting Fall 2016 or later. A Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Optics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related area is required.

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 help 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. The candidate will also work with Professor Jeremy Kasdin on NASA's Wide Field Infrared Telescope mission (Professor Kasdin is the Adjutant Scientist for the coronagraph instrument).

Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and available funding, for a total of up to three years. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must submit their vitae, including a list of publications and presentations, a summary of research accomplishments and interests, and the names and addresses of at least three potential references online at http://jobs.princeton.edu  

Essential Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Optics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related area is required.  

Preferred Qualifications
 

Directory Title
 
Job Function
Regular Professional Research  
Grade
RR 040  
Standard Hours
 
Full-time/Part-time
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
 
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
 
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
 
Eligible for Overtime
No  
Benefits Eligible
Yes  
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.  
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Bibliography/Publications List
Other Document 1  
Proposed Start Date
 
End Date, if a Term Appointment
 
Comments related to end date:
Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and available funding, for a total of up to three years.  
EEO Statement
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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