Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Cosmology and Numerical General Relativity

Princeton, NJ
Jul 14, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Research Position in Theoretical Cosmology and Numerical General Relativity The Physics Department at Princeton University expects to have a postdoctoral or more senior position for a candidate working at the interface between theoretical cosmology and numerical general relativity, nominally starting September 1, 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. A PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, or a related area is required. The postdoctoral fellow will be supported by funds provided by the Simons Foundation under the program entitled Cosmological Bounces & Bouncing Cosmology ( as part of the Origins of the Universe Initiative which has the goal of developing and exploring theories of early universe cosmology. The fellow will be invited to participate in designing numerical tools for studying the viability and implications of a variety of theories and to join all program activities. Interested candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, which might include cosmology, general relativity or high energy physics, will be considered. Applications will begin to be reviewed on December 1, 2017. To apply for this position please log on to: There, you may upload a recent CV, research statement and contact information for three referees who will be solicited to provide letters of support. For more information please contact Paul Steinhardt at or Frans Pretorius This position is subject to the University's background check policy.