Postdoctoral Research in Astrophysical Sciences

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Princeton University
Astrophysical Sciences
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, anticipates offering a number of postdoctoral or more senior research positions in theory, observation and instrumentation, including (but not limited to): the Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship; the Henry Norris Russell Postdoctoral Fellowship; the Joint Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowship; the Joint Princeton University and Flatiron CCA Fellowship; and positions in research related to: computational astrophysics; cosmology theory and analysis; interstellar medium/star formation; plasma astrophysics theory and simulation; space physics; stellar and exoplanet physics; survey software science; and theoretical astrophysics.

Applicants may work with the Department’s distinguished faculty and research staff. For a full list of department members and activities, see There are also strong research groups with interests in astrophysics at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, in the Departments of Physics, Geosciences, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and at the nearby Institute for Advanced Study. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and continued funding, with the expectation of up to three years. The expected start date is September 1, 2022, although this is flexible.

For details on specific positions, see Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research statement, and provide contact information for three references by November 1, 2021. Our department is committed to diversity and making the field more equitable and inclusive. With this in mind, we will take into consideration personal experiences, as well as efforts in education, outreach or other service activities related to astrophysics or other sciences. Applicants are invited to describe such experiences and their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the cover letter.

Applicants must apply via the web at: Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 1, 2021 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until all available positions are filled. All applications will be considered for all postdoctoral positions available in the department, including department fellowships and grant supported positions, but you will be asked in the application which positions you are interested in. For further inquiries, contact [email protected].

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 Details

Publication Start Date
2021 Sep 15
Application Deadline
2021 Nov 01