Princeton University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position starting July, 2013 or later. A Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Optics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related area is required.
The position supports work in our laboratory for high-contrast imaging. The high-contrast imaging laboratory (HCIL) at Princeton works with NASA on the development of concepts for searching for and characterizing extrasolar planets. We are looking for an excellent experimentalist with laboratory optics experience. The successful candidate will help develop advanced coronagraph designs, test new techniques and algorithms for high-contrast imaging, and support advanced adaptive optics development (on the ground and in space) for astronomical imaging. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and available funding, for a total of up to three years.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should send their vitae, including a list of publications and presentations, a summary of research accomplishments and interests, and the names and addresses of at least three potential references to:
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
D-218 Engineering Quadrangle
Princeton, NJ 08544-5263
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