Application for Simons Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cosmology

New Jersey, United States
Thursday, 3 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

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 general relativity, nominally starting September 1, 2020. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. A PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, or a related area is required.

The postdoctoral researcher will be supported by a Simons Foundation targeted grant under the Initiative entitled New Directions in Gravitational Theory and Cosmology: Cosmological Bounces & Bouncing Cosmologies (see The researcher will be part of an international collaboration pursuing a broad range of fundamental problems in cosmology and general relativity using a spectrum of techniques that include analytical and numerical relativity and field theory. 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, 2019. To apply online, please visit and submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

For more information please contact Paul Steinhardt at
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