Joint Princeton/Flatiron Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Princeton University / Flatiron Institute
Princeton / NYC
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

As part of a new 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 initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of renewal for a total of four years. The researcher may start at either institution for the first two years, followed by the other institution for the second two years, to be determined with the successful candidates. 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.

A listing of department members and activities in Astrophysics at Princeton University can be found at A description of the research groups and members of the CCA can be found at At Princeton, the appointment would be at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate or Associate Research Scholar; at the CCA, the appointment would be as a Flatiron Research Fellow; for more information see posting at

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with research interests in any field of astrophysics.  Successful candidates will have earned a Ph.D. within the last five years or expect to earn one by September 2019, and 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. Those selected for this role are 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.

Interested persons must submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 5, via: Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 5 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. These positions are 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. For further inquiries, contact

Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 5, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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