Postdoctoral Research

New Jersey, United States
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

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; the Joint Princeton University and CCA Flatiron Postdoctoral Fellowship; and positions in research related to: cosmology; extrasolar planets; plasma astrophysics; plasma theory and simulation; statistical astronomy; and supernova theory.

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 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, 2020, although this is flexible.

For details on specific positions, see Interested persons must submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 4, via: Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 4 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. For further inquiries, contact