Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysical and Fusion Plasma Sciences (National Institutes of Natural Sciences Japan/Princeton University)

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
National Institutes of Natural Sciences Japan/Princeton University
Department Name: 
Astrophysical Sciences
United States of America
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysical and Fusion Plasma Sciences (National Institutes of Natural Sciences Japan/Princeton University)

The National Institute of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan, in collaboration with the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University invites applications for the NINS-Princeton Joint Postdoctoral Research Fellow for theoretical and computational research in plasma physics in one of the research fields shown below

1)      Physics of plasma turbulence and transport;
2)      Physics of energetic particles and particle acceleration in plasmas.

The research areas include extensions of theoretical models and/or numerical methods, statistical and/or direct numerical simulation-based modeling, and their applications to astronomical and/or fusion plasma physics.

The postdoctoral fellow will be a part of International Research Collaboration Center – Astro-Fusion Plasma Physics (IRCC-AFP), which is one of NINS’ research units. The primary workplace for the fellow will be the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, where the fellow will participate in collaborative research between Princeton and NINS. The fellow may also make extended visits to the lab of IRCC-AFP’s PI in Japan during part of the employment period according to the progress of the research project.

Term of appointment: Appointment is for one year, renewable annually for a total of up to three years in Princeton and NINS.

Start date: April 1, 2021 or later.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or related fields completed by the start date, and demonstrated record of research excellence in fields of plasma physics listed above.

Application deadline: April 21, 2021. Review will continue until an appropriate candidate is selected. Selection will be made by IRCC-AFP with collaboration of Princeton faculty.

Application process: Applicants should send a CV, publication list, a brief summary of research history and a statement of research plans related to areas of IRCC-AFP collaboration research (, up to 3 pages), and names and emails for up to 3 recommendation letter writers. Submit the application by email to with subject “Application for specially appointed research employee for IRCC-AFP”.

Inquiries about Job:
(1) Regarding application documents
Liaison and Planning Division, Administrative Bureau, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, 2F Hulic Kamiyacho Building, 4-3-13 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

(2) Regarding research
Prof. Anatoly Spitkovsky
Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University

Prof. Yasushi Todo
National Institute for Fusion Science

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Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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