Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Astrophysical Sciences - 23100

Position Summary
The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, anticipates offering a number of postdoctoral or more senior research positions in theory, observation and instrumentation, including (but not limited to): the Lyman Spitzer, Jr. postdoctoral fellowship in Astrophysics; the Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship with Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University; cosmology including WFIRST; plasma astrophysics, plasma theory and simulation, and theory of turbulence and transport in space and astrophysical plasmas; and software development, including Subaru PFS and LSST. For all of our positions, we encourage applications from those working in all areas of astronomy and related fields.

Applicants may work with the Department's distinguished faculty and research staff. For a full list of department members and activities, see There are also strong research groups with interests in astrophysics at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and in the Physics, Geosciences, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Departments, and at the nearby Institute for Advanced Study. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. The expected start date is September 1, 2017, though earlier starting dates may be negotiated.

Applicants with an interest in mentoring underrepresented minorities in science and mathematics may wish to be involved in the Department's post baccalaureate program (link). Such applicants may request that up to 20% of their time be devoted to mentoring students in this program. Applicants to any postdoctoral position in the Department are eligible, and should indicate their interest in the application itself.

Interested persons must submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 1, 2016, via: (Requisition Number: coming soon). Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 1, 2016, will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. All applications will be considered for all postdoctoral positions available in the department, but you will be asked in the application process which positions are of most interest.

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or a related field at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Directory Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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
Bibliography/Publications List
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, for a total of up to three years.
EEO Statement
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