Postdoctoral position in theoretical and computational plasma astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Princeton University
Department Name: 
Astrophysical Sciences
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University invites applications to fill a postdoctoral or more senior position in theoretical and computational plasma astrophysics. The postdoc will work with both Prof. Matthew Kunz (Princeton) and Prof. Eliot Quataert (UC Berkeley) on a joint project concerning the multi-scale dynamics of kinetic turbulence in weakly collisional, high-beta plasmas.The initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of annual renewal for a total of three years. The first year will be at Princeton; in the second year, the candidate will spend time at Princeton and at Berkeley; and the third year will be at Berkeley. There will be ample travel planned between these institutions throughout the appointment. The expected starting date is January 1, 2019 at Princeton, although later starting dates can be accommodated and are not discouraged. A PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field is required. Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, a research statement, and contact information for three references at: Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by September 27, 2018 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Only web submissions will be considered.

For further inquiries, contact 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.

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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