Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
Aug 31, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

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. Fellowship; the Henry Norris Russell Fellowship; the Joint Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University Fellowship; and positions in research related to: cosmology; exoplanets; ISM/star formation; supernovae; and astronomical software. 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, in the Physics, Geosciences, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments, and at the nearby Institute for Advanced Study. Appointments for fellowships and postdoctoral positions are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and continued funding, with the expectation of up to three years. The expected start date is September 1, 2018, though earlier starting dates may be negotiated. Applicants with an interest in mentoring underrepresented students in science and mathematics may wish to be involved in the Department's post-baccalaureate program ( 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. For details on specific positions, see Interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 1, via: Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 1 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. For further inquiries, contact


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