The Space Physics Group in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, anticipates offering one or more postdoctoral or more senior research positions in experimental/observational space physics.The Space Physics Group carries out research in many aspects of space physics (aka heliophysics), with a strong emphasis on experimental and observational space plasma physics. Among others, the Group currently leads NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS) instrument suite, and the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission, in development for launch in 2024 to explore the details of particle acceleration and the Sun's interaction with the local interstellar medium. See https://spacephysics.princeton.edu/ for more information about the Space Physics Group at Princeton University.The successful candidate(s) can play a major role in 1) the development of the experimental capability of the group and development of space flight instrumentation for IMAP, 2) the analysis and publication of SEP observations from ISIS, and 3) the analysis and publication of ENA observations from IBEX, and/or other funded space physics research. Preferred qualifications include having prior experience in the development of space flight instrumentation, analyzing these type(s) of particle data, the proven ability to lead/participate in the rapid development and publication of numerous excellent research articles. A Ph.D. in Space Physics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field is required. 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 January 1, 2020, though other starting dates may be negotiated. Interested persons must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/14383 and submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by November 25, 2019 will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. For further inquiries, contact dmccomasATprinceton.edu.These positions are 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 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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