Postdoctoral Research Associate
Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

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Princeton University

Postdoctoral Position in Magnetized High-Energy-Density PhysicsThe Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in magnetized high-energy-density physics (HEDP). The successful candidate will work with Drs. Derek Schaeffer and Will Fox to study the interaction of strongly-driven flows with magnetized HED plasmas and will have the opportunity to develop and execute experiments at large laser facilities and to develop particle-in-cell simulations modeling the experiments. Topics include but are not limited to how particles are heated and energized in magnetized collisionless shocks and by magnetic reconnection. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art computational facilities and laboratory experiments, opportunities for collaboration with several universities and national laboratories, including Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), and support for travel.Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on funding and satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. The expected starting date is May 1, 2021, although this is flexible and an earlier starting date is preferred. A PhD in Physics or a related field is required, and an experimental or computational background in HEDP, plasma physics, or laboratory astrophysics is strongly preferred.Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a research statement (up to two pages), and provide contact information for three references by December 31, 2021, 11:59 pm ET. 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 plasma physics 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: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/23701. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by December 31, 2021 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For further inquiries, contact Dr. Schaeffer at dereks@princeton.edu or Dr. Fox at wfox@pppl.gov.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 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.

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