2 Open positions at Princeton University

  • (1) The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics. Half of the Fellow’s effort will be numerical simulations and theoretical analyses in support of the Princeton Magnetorotational Experiment (http://mri.pppl.gov) in collaboration with Professor Jeremy Goodman and Principal Research Physicist Hantao Ji. The other half will be research at the Fellow’s discretion but within computational astrophysics or plasma physics, as the position is supported in part by the NSF Center for Magnetic Self-Organization. Professor James Stone, in addition to Goodman and Ji, will participate in possible computational astrophysics projects. The start date can be as early as September 2013.

    Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and subject to funding, for a total of up to three years.

    Interested persons should send a curriculum vita, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references by November 15, 2012. Applicants must apply via the web at: http://jobs.princeton.edu(Requisition Number: 1200528). Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 15, 2012 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Only web submissions will be considered. All applications will be considered for all postdoctoral positions available in the department, but you will be asked in the application process which positions you are interested in. For further inquiries, contact jeremy(at)astro.princeton.edu. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

  • (2) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory seeks to fill an experimental postdoctoral research position. The researcher will participate in laboratory studies of magnetorotational instability and liquid metal free-surface flow. The researcher will develop measurement systems, acquire data and work closely with other personnel to interpret and publish results.
    Candidates must have a background in experimental physics, preferably liquid metal MHD or plasma physics. Familiarity with data acquisition software and data processing languages (e.g. LABView, IDL, MATLAB) and electronic instrumentation is highly desirable. Astrophysical and geophysical knowledge is useful but not essential

Qualified applicants should apply at jobs.princeton.edu (to be available soon) – and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent as soon as possible for full consideration.
Letters can be mailed to Dr. Hantao Ji, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, James Forrestal Campus, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543 or emailed to hji(at)pppl.gov.
-Hantao Ji

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