Princeton University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and the Department of Astrophysical Sciencesinvite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position starting January 2018 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, implement a laboratory integral field spectrograph, and support advanced adaptive optics development (on the ground and in space) for astronomical imaging. The candidate will also work with Prof. Jeremy Kasdin on NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Telescope mission (Prof. Kasdin is the Adjutant Scientist for the coronagraph instrument). 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. Inquiries can be sent to Prof. Jeremy Kasdin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. We strongly recommend that all interested candidates use the online application process.
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