The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, anticipates offering a number of postdoctoral and more senior positions in theory, observation and instrumentation, including (but not limited to): the Lyman Spitzer, Jr. postdoctoral position in Astrophysics, the Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship with Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University, positions in plasma astrophysics and software development. We encourage applications from those working in all areas of astronomy and related fields.
Princeton astronomers with whom the successful applicants may collaborate include: Neta Bahcall (large-scale structure, clusters of galaxies), Gaspar Bakos (extrasolar planets, instrumentation), David Bowen (UV astronomy) Adam Burrows (supernovae, planetary and stellar atmospheres), Renyue Cen (cosmological simulations), Christopher Chyba (solar system), Bruce Draine (interstellar medium), Jeremy Goodman (gamma-ray bursts, accretion disks), J. Richard Gott (cosmology, general relativity), Jenny Greene (extragalactic astronomy), James Gunn (galaxies, instrumentation), Ed Jenkins (UV astronomy, interstellar medium), Russell Kulsrud (plasma astrophysics), Jill Knapp (interstellar medium, radio astronomy), Robert Lupton (image processing, astronomical surveys), Eve Ostriker (interstellar medium, star formation), Jeremiah P. Ostriker (galaxies, cosmology), Roman Rafikov (planet formation and dynamics), David Spergel (cosmology, extrasolar planets), Anatoly Spitkovsky (neutron stars, high-energy astrophysics), James Stone (MHD, star formation), Michael Strauss (extragalactic astronomy, surveys) and Ed Turner (extrasolar planets, gravitational lensing), as well as about 30 postdoctoral fellows and associate research scholars. There are also strong research groups with interests in astrophysics in the Physics, Geosciences, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Departments and at the nearby Institute for Advanced Study.
For details on specific positions, see http://www.princeton.edu/astro/resources/job/jo/index.xml. Applicants should apply via the web at: http://jobs.princeton.edu (Requisition Number: 1200528). The application should include curriculum vitae, bibliography, a description of past research and future plans, and contact information for three references. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications received by November 15, 2012 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions 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 form which positions you are interested in. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.