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Sep 12 2023

Fellowship Postdoctoral Research Positions in Astrophysical Sciences

Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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; and positions in research related to plasma astrophysics, cosmology, and transient science.

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 and in the Physics, Geosciences, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Departments, 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, 2024, although this is flexible.

For details on specific positions, see Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, a publication list and a research statement, and provide contact information for three references by November 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. 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 a separate statement, but this is not required.

Applicants must apply via the web at Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EST will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until all available positions are filled. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required. 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

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Fellowship.

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