Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Mechanical & Aerospace Eng - 25100

Position Summary
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is seeking an experimental postdoctoral researcher or more senior to work on development, implementation and physics studies of a real-time Thomson Scattering system for fusion energy applications. The successful candidate will work on NSTX-U at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The tasks will include hands on work with the Thomson system, software development, experiment planning and analysis. The successful candidate will be based in Princeton and is expected to travel nationally and internationally to interact with other leading experiments addressing similar issues and conduct joint experiments.

This is a one year term position renewable contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Candidates should be available to begin no later than September, 2016.

Interested candidates must apply online at and submit a cover letter, CV, research statement and three references using the 'Other Document 1' link. Email or postal mail applications will not be considered.

Essential Qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field of engineering, science, or mathematics with expertise in one or more of the following: plasma physics or a similar field.

Preferred Qualifications

Directory Title

Job Function
Regular Professional Research
RR 040
Standard Hours

Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
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
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Other Document 1
Proposed Start Date

End Date, if a Term Appointment

Comments related to end date:
This is a one year term position renewable contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
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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