Job Opportunities in the Department

Professor in Astrophysical Sciences
Tenured or Tenure Track Professor in Astrophysics and Applied & Computational Mathematics
Faculty Position in Astrophysical Sciences

Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship
Henry Norris Russell Fellowship
Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship
Joint Princeton/Flatiron Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Astrophysics
Astrophysical Plasma Theory and Simulation 
Cosmology Theory and Analysis
Extrasolar Planets - please check back for details
Plasma Astrophysics/MPPC
Statistical Astronomy
Supernova Theory
Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics

Professor in Astrophysical Sciences

Princeton University is searching for a tenured Professor in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, to begin in September 2020.  The successful candidate should be internationally recognized as a leader in the field with a broad perspective across the full range of contemporary theoretical astrophysics, and have extensive experience carrying out research at the highest level in core areas including high energy/plasma astrophysics, stellar structure/evolution, and galaxy formation/cosmology.  The primary selection criteria will be accomplishment and breadth in research as well as the ability and interest to teach a broad range of courses and to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research projects.  Information on departmental resources and research programs can be found at https://web.astro.princeton.edu/.

Applicants should apply via https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13781. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019.

Applications require: a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and separate 3-4 page descriptions of research and teaching interests. Contact information for at least three letters of recommendation must also be submitted through the above site. For further inquiries, contact lipman@princeton.edu.

All applicants must have a Ph.D. and a record of research productivity. They must also be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Princeton is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tenured or Tenure Track Professor in Astrophysics and Applied & Computational Mathematics

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences in partnership with the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM) at Princeton University seeks applications for a tenured or tenure track Professor working in areas of astronomy and applied and computational mathematics. We are particularly interested in applicants who are involved in development, implementation, and application of computational methods to solve fundamental problems in astrophysics. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching in both Astrophysical Sciences and PACM, and a demonstrated high impact research program. Information on resources and research programs in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences can be found at https://web.astro.princeton.edu/ while information about the interdisciplinary program at PACM can be found at https://www.pacm.princeton.edu/. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide students and pursue research in both programs, and to join the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE) as an Associated Faculty member.

A start date of September 1, 2020 is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply via https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13761.

Applications require: a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and separate 3-4 page descriptions of research and teaching interests. Contact information for at least three letters of recommendation must also be submitted through the above site. For further inquiries, contact lipman@princeton.edu.

Essential Qualifications: All applicants must have a Ph.D. and a record of research productivity. They must also be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Princeton is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Faculty Position in Astrophysical Sciences

Princeton University is searching for a tenured Professor in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, to begin in September 2020.  The successful candidate should be internationally recognized as a leader in the field with a broad perspective across the full range of contemporary theoretical astrophysics, and have extensive experience carrying out research at the highest level in core areas including high energy/plasma astrophysics, stellar structure/evolution, and galaxy formation/cosmology.  The primary selection criteria will be accomplishment and breadth in research as well as the ability and interest to teach a broad range of courses and to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research projects.  Information on departmental resources and research programs can be found at https://web.astro.princeton.edu/.

Applicants should apply via https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13781. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019.

Applications require: a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and separate 3-4 page descriptions of research and teaching interests. Contact information for at least three letters of recommendation must also be submitted through the above site. For further inquiries, contact lipman@princeton.edu.

All applicants must have a Ph.D. and a record of research productivity. They must also be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Princeton is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, invites applications for the Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics. The Spitzer Fellow is expected to carry out original research in astrophysics, independently or in collaboration with Princeton faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students. This opportunity is intended primarily to provide support for researchers in theoretical astrophysics, but exceptional candidates in all areas of astronomy are encouraged to apply. The fellowship includes a substantial annual research fund.

Applicants may work with the Department’s distinguished faculty and research staff.  For a full list of department members and activities, see http://www.princeton.edu/astro.  There are also strong research groups with interests in astrophysics at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and in the Physics, Geosciences, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Departments, and at the nearby Institute for Advanced Study. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. The expected starting date is September 1, 2020, although this is flexible. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.

Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 4, 2019. Applicants must apply via the web at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681. 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 the position is 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 postapp20@astro.princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Henry Norris Russell Fellowship

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites applications for the Henry Norris Russell Fellowship in Astrophysics. The Russell Fellow is expected to carry out original research in astrophysics, independently or in collaboration with Princeton faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students. The fellowship is intended primarily to support researchers in observational or experimental astrophysics, but exceptional candidates in all areas of astronomy are encouraged to apply. The fellowship includes a substantial annual research fund.

The Department is playing a major role in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) consortium, which is building a dedicated 8.4-meter telescope to carry out a 20,000 square degree multi-band and multi-epoch imaging survey. It is also collaborating with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan to carry out deep, high-resolution, wide-area imaging and spectroscopic surveys to study galaxy evolution, cosmology, Milky Way structure, and planetary systems on the Subaru 8.2 meter telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii as part of the Hyper Suprime-Cam, Prime Focus Spectrograph and Charis surveys.  We also have major initiatives searching for and characterizing extrasolar planets. 

We are also using the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) to map the intensity and polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background at a variety of frequencies, and are participating in the new Simons Observatory for CMB studies. Russell Fellows will have data rights to the Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey and the Prime Focus Spectrograph Survey on the Subaru 8.2m telescope, and can join ACT and the Simons Observatory. Russell Fellows will also have access to the extensive Princeton research computing facilities. These include a variety of high-performance (petaflop) clusters with both cpus and gpus, large shared-memory systems for data analysis and visualization, and multiple petabytes of data storage.

Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. This position is advertised subject to funding. The expected starting date is September 1, 2020, although this is flexible. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.

Applicants should apply via the web at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site.

All applications received by November 4, 2019 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 postapp20@astro.princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship

The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton University invite applications for a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in astronomy, to begin in fall 2020. The fellow is expected to work two years at the main offices of the Observatories in Pasadena and two years at Princeton (one-year term renewed annually at a rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior research position), in an order to be negotiated with the applicant. The Carnegie-Princeton Fellow is expected to carry out original research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, either independently or in collaboration with staff, faculty or students at the host institutions. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement. Preference will be given to researchers working in those areas in which Carnegie and Princeton have active research interests.

The fellow will have access to all of the resources and facilities of both institutions. In particular: The Carnegie Institution owns and operates the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, which includes the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the 2.5-meter Dupont and 1.0-meter Swope telescopes. Carnegie is also a full institutional member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV and V. Based in Pasadena, between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology, the Observatories provide an exceptional intellectual environment and access to resources for theorists, observers, and instrumentalists alike. The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton is a major partner in the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The department is collaborating with the Japanese astronomical community on large imaging and spectroscopic surveys with the Subaru Telescope, focused on extragalactic astronomy (the Hyper Suprime-Cam survey) and planetary systems around other stars (the Charis survey). In addition, we are heavily involved in planning for the Prime Focus Spectrograph Survey. The successful applicant will have the right to join all these surveys. Together with research groups in other departments in the university and the nearby Institute for Advanced Study, the department offers an unparalleled environment for research in theoretical and observational astrophysics and cosmology.

The position provides support for observing, travel, computing and publications, and the observing and computational facilities will be accessible for the entire duration of the position.

Further information on the host institutions is available at obs.carnegiescience.edu and www.princeton.edu/astro.

Applicants must send curriculum vitae, bibliography, and research plan to BOTH the Observatories and to Princeton via the web at http://www.obs.carnegiescience.edu/fellowships/  AND https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681 by November 4, 2019. Applications to BOTH institutions should include: a cv, bibliography, a brief essay describing the applicant's current research (up to 3 pages including references), and a research proposal (up to 5 pages including references); shorter statements are acceptable. The names and contact information of three references should also be submitted through both of the online application systems. Letters are requested within a week of the deadline. Selection of the successful candidate will be made by a joint Carnegie-Princeton committee. All applicants will automatically be considered for all postdoctoral positions in the Astrophysical Sciences department at Princeton and for the Carnegie Fellowship at The Observatories; however, they should clearly state in the cover letter that they wish to be considered for the Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.

This position is subject to Princeton University’s background check policy. Princeton University and the Carnegie Observatories are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For questions or additional information, please send email to c-pfellow@obs.carnegiescience.edu and/or postapp20@astro.princeton.edu. For additional information on the fellowship program at Carnegie, please visit: http://www.obs.carnegiescience.edu/fellowships.

Joint Princeton/Flatiron Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Astrophysics

As part of an initiative in theoretical and computational astrophysics, the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral or more senior research position, to be offered jointly with the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute in New York City. The successful candidate will spend two years at Princeton followed by two years at Flatiron, with frequent visits to the other throughout the term of the fellowship, in order to engage in collaborative research across both institutions.

A listing of department members and activities in Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University can be found at https://web.astro.princeton.edu/. A description of the research groups and members of the CCA can be found at https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/center-for-computational-astrophysics/. At Princeton, appointments would be made to the research staff at a level and salary commensurate with experience; this would be a one-year appointment renewable for the second year. At the CCA, the appointment would be as a Flatiron Research Fellow.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with research interests in any field of astrophysics.  The successful candidate will work in computational astrophysics, developing and applying algorithms and codes for theoretical studies in astrophysics and/or for the analysis of large astronomical data sets, and working to apply these methods to obtain new scientific insights. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to carry out research programs independently and in collaboration with Princeton and CCA scientists, and to participate in the vibrant activities of both institutions, including seminars and workshops. They will have the opportunity to mentor students, and will have access to outstanding computing facilities at both institutions as well as a budget to support research and travel.  

In order to be considered for this joint appointment, candidates must submit their application to BOTH institutions by November 4, 2019:

to Princeton at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681

AND to CCA at: https://simonsfoundation.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/simonsfoundationcareers/job/162-Fifth-Avenue/Flatiron-Research-Fellow--Center-for-Computational-Astrophysics--Joint-with-Princeton-University-_R0000543

Applications on the CCA site should include: a cv with bibliography; research statement describing past important results and proposed research program; and, three (3) letters of recommendation submitted confidentially by the letter writers to astro@simonsfoundation.org.

Applications on the Princeton site should include: a cv (not to exceed 2 pages excluding publications); and a research statement to include summaries of 2-3 completed/published studies, summary of ongoing work, and summary of proposed research (not to exceed 3 pages total including text, figures and references sited). The names and contact information of three references should be submitted through Princeton’s online application system. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site.

Review and selection of the successful candidate will be made by a joint Princeton/Flatiron committee. All applicants will automatically be considered for all postdoctoral positions in the Astrophysical Sciences department at Princeton and for the Flatiron Research Fellow positions at CCA; however, they should clearly state in the cover letter that they wish to be considered for the Joint Princeton/Flatiron Fellowship.

For further inquiries, contact postapp20@astro.princeton.edu (Princeton) and/or astro@simonsfoundation.org (CCA).

When submitting your applications, please read and follow the guidelines from AAS, which are available at: https://jobregister.aas.org/postdoc-application-guidelines.

Education

  • A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.

Related Skills & Other Requirements

  • Expertise in computational methods, data analysis, software and algorithm development, modeling, theoretical astrophysics, machine learning or scientific simulation.
  • Ability to do original and outstanding research in astrophysics
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a collaborative team environment

The Simons Foundation’s Diversity Commitment:
Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

Princeton University’s EEO statement and notice of background check:

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Astrophysical Plasma Theory and Simulation 

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in astrophysical plasma theory and simulation. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Anatoly Spitkovsky on applications of particle-in-cell plasma simulation methods to astrophysical problems, including the physics of collisionless shocks, cosmic rays, pulsar magnetospheres, and modeling and design of laboratory astrophysics experiments. A strong background in high-energy astrophysics, plasma physics, computational science and parallel computing is preferred. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art computational facilities, opportunities for collaboration, and support for travel. Initial appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. Appointments are expected to begin on or about September 1, 2020 although this is flexible. A PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field is required.

Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 4, 2019. Applicants must apply via the web at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681. 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 the position is 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 Prof. Anatoly Spitkovsky (anatoly@astro.princeton.edu).

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cosmology Theory and Analysis

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University invites applications to fill a postdoctoral or more senior research position in cosmology. The postdoc will work with Jo Dunkley, David Spergel and other members of the Departments of Astrophysical Sciences and Physics on one or more of these topics: (1) cosmological analysis of data from the HyperSuprime Cam and Prime Focus Spectrograph; (2) analysis and interpretation of CMB data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, and preparation for the Simons Observatory; and/or (3) cosmological simulations and preparations for WFIRST. 

Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. The expected starting date is September 1, 2020, although this is flexible although this is flexible. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.

Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 4, 2019. Applicants must apply via the web at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 4, 2019 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position(s) are filled. Only web submissions will be considered. 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 postapp20@astro.princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Extrasolar Planets - please check back for details

Plasma Astrophysics/MPPC

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites applications for one or more postdoctoral or more senior research associate positions as part of the Max Planck Princeton Center (MPPC), an international center in plasma astrophysics established in collaboration with the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and several institutes of the Max-Planck Society in Germany (including the MPA and the IPP). Successful applicants will be located on campus in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, and will work in collaboration with faculty, postdocs, and research staff at institutions within the MPPC, on fundamental problems in astrophysical plasma dynamics. In particular, the core research topics of the MPPC include magnetic reconnection, energetic particle acceleration and propagation, properties of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, dynamos and magnetic field amplification in stars and accretion disks. Astrophysics application areas for this position will include kinetic effects in solar-wind turbulence and cosmic ray/ISM interactions.

Applicants with interest and experience in theory, computation, and/or laboratory astrophysics in any of these areas are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with leading international centers for plasma physics on problems important in astrophysics, with access to world-class computing facilities and laboratory experiments. Appointments are expected to begin on or about September 1, 2020. Initial appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.

Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 4, 2019. Applicants must apply via the web at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681. 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 the position is 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 anatoly@astro.princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statistical Astronomy

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites applications for one or more postdoctoral, senior research, or specialist positions in statistical astronomy. The successful candidate(s) is expected to carry out original research in statistical analysis or machine learning of large survey data in collaboration with Princeton faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students.

The positions are funded by the Schmidt Futures Foundation as part of the AI Accelerator program (https://schmidtfutures.com/our-work/scientific-knowledge/ai-accelerator/). It seeks to increase the utilization and yield of research data by incorporating modern machine learning methods. One of our main interests is the optimization of the target selection for the upcoming Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) Strategic Survey on the Subaru 8.2 meter telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii, based on the information content of the observations. More generally, we seek innovative ideas for data collection or utilization, and particularly encourage applicants with a strong background in statistical modeling and machine learning to apply.

The successful candidate(s) will join the Astronomical Data Group, led by Peter Melchior, Robert Lupton, Jenny Greene, Michael Strauss, and Jim Gunn, and benefit from the active role our department plays in many scientific and technical aspects of several large surveys, as well as the collaboration with the Center for Statistics And Machine Learning (CSML)(https://csml.princeton.edu/).

The department is playing a major role in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) consortium, which is building a dedicated 8.4-meter telescope to carry out a 20,000 square degree multi-band and multi-epoch imaging survey. It is collaborating with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan to carry out deep, high-resolution, wide-area imaging and spectroscopic surveys to study galaxy evolution, cosmology, Milky Way structure, and planetary systems on the Subaru telescope as part of the Hyper Suprime-Cam, Prime Focus Spectrograph and Charis surveys. We have major initiatives searching for and characterizing extrasolar planets with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the HAT surveys. We are using the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) to map the intensity and polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background at a variety of frequencies, and are participating in the new Simons Observatory for CMB studies. Finally, we expect to be involved in the analysis of data from the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

The successful candidate(s) will have access to those data sets, state-of-the-art computational facilities, and a broad range of collaborators in the department and through CSML. They will also be encouraged to collaborate with our colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, and other teams of the AI Accelerator program.

Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a concise statement of research interests (maximum 3 pages), and provide contact information for three references by November 4, 2019. Applicants must apply via the web at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 4, 2019 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is 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.

Appointments will be made to the research staff at a level and salary commensurate with experience, for an initial period of one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. This position is advertised subject to funding. An advanced degree in Astronomy, Statistics or a related field is required. For further inquiries, contact postapp20@astro.princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Supernova Theory

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites applications to fill a postdoctoral or more senior research position to work with Adam Burrows in supernova theory, with a focus on radiation transport, explosion physics, and numerical radiation-hydrodynamics. The successful candidate will be engaged in a state-of-the-art effort to resolve the riddle of the mechanism and systematics of supernova explosions, neutron-star and black-hole birth, and elemental nucleosynthesis through the use of our new advanced 3D simulation capabilities. Exceptional computational resources, opportunities for collaboration, and research and travel funds will be available. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. The expected starting date is September 1, 2020, although this is flexible. A Ph.D. is required.

Interested persons should submit a currriculum vita, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 4, 2019. Applicants must apply via the web at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681. 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 the position is 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.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For further inquiries, contact postapp20@astro.princeton.edu.

Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in theoretical and computational plasma astrophysics, to be offered jointly with the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute in New York City. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. The researcher will start at Princeton for the first two years, followed by the CCA for one additional year. There will be frequent visits between the two institutions throughout the term of the appointment, in order to engage in collaborative research across both institutions.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Dr. Alexander Philippov (CCA and Princeton) and Prof. Anatoly Spitkovsky (Princeton) on development and applications of particle-in-cell plasma simulation methods to astrophysical problems, including pulsar, black hole and binary neutron star magnetospheres, the physics of radiative magnetic reconnection and particle acceleration mechanisms in astrophysical jets. A strong background in high-energy astrophysics, plasma physics, computational science and parallel computing is preferred. The successful candidate will have access to outstanding computational facilities at both institutions, opportunities for collaboration, and support for travel. The expected starting date is September 1, 2020, although this is flexible. A PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field is required.

At Princeton, the appointment would be at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate or Associate Research Scholar, commensurate with experience; at the CCA, the appointment would be as a Flatiron Research Fellow; for more information see posting at https://simonsfoundation.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/simonsfoundationcareers/job/162-Fifth-Avenue/Flatiron-Research-Fellow--CCA_R0000047-1.

Interested persons must submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 4, 2019: via: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681. 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 the position is 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 Dr. Alexander Philippov at sashaph@princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: You have a lot of postdoc ads here. Do I need to apply separately for each postdoc position I'm interested in?
A: No, you should send only one postdoc application to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13681, indicating in that application which positions you are interested in.

Q: How long should my application be?
A: For all of our positions, we accept the AAS Postdoctoral Application Guidelines (see https://jobregister.aas.org/postdoc-application-guidelines).

CV: Not to exceed two pages, excluding list of publications
Research Statement: Not to exceed three pages total including text, figures, and references cited
List of references: One page with contact information for three to five people from whom letters of reference may be requested
For the Carnegie-Princeton position, we will also accept submissions as follows: current research up to 3 pages including references; research proposal up to 5 pages including references.


Q:Who do I contact if I have more questions?
A: Please send an e-mail to postapp20@astro.princeton.edu with any questions. We will do our best to reply in a timely manner.

 

 

 

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