Postdoctoral Research in Astrophysical Sciences

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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. Postdoctoral Fellowship; the Henry Norris Russell Postdoctoral Fellowship; the Joint Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowship; and positions in research related to: astronomical software, cosmology theory & analysis; exoplanet structure and evolution; extrasolar planets; plasma astrophysics; plasma theory and simulation; space physics; and theoretical astrophysics. Applicants may work with the Department's distinguished faculty and research staff. For a full list of department members and activities, see https://web.astro.princeton.edu/. There are also strong research groups with interests in astrophysics at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, in the Departments of Physics, Geosciences, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and at the nearby Institute for Advanced Study. Appointments 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, 2021, although this is flexible. For details on specific positions, see http://web.astro.princeton.edu/jobs. Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a research statement, and provide contact information for three references by November 6, 11:59 Eastern Time. A goal of our department is diversifying the community of scientists and making the field more equitable and inclusive. With this in mind, we will take into consideration personal experiences as well as efforts in education, outreach or other service activities related to astrophysics or other sciences. Applicants are invited to describe such experiences and evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the cover letter. Applicants must apply via the web at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/17501. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 6, 11:59 Eastern Time will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until all available positions are filled. All applications will be considered for all postdoctoral positions available in the department, but you will be asked in the application which positions you are interested in. For further inquiries, contact [email protected]

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Posted: 11/21/2020
Application Due: 1/20/2021
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