Planetary and Space SciencesThe Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton Center for Heliophysics at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in planetary and space sciences. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Chuanfei Dong on studying the solar/stellar wind interaction with planets in our Solar System and beyond by developing and employing the global multifluid MHD/multi-moment code(s). Topics include but are not limited to atmospheric escape from planets such as Venus, Earth, Mars, and exoplanets and their habitability over time; magnetospheres and/or exospheres of Mercury, Earth, Ganymede, and Uranus; and laboratory magnetospheres. A strong background in planetary and space science, magnetospheric physics, plasma physics, computational science and parallel computing is preferred. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art computational facilities and laboratory experiments, opportunities for collaboration with people in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences and 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 Planetary and Space Science, Astrophysics, or a related field is required.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 February 5, 11:59 Eastern Time. 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: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/18941 Letters of recommendation will also be handled through this site. All applications received by February 5, 11:59 pm Eastern Time will be fully considered, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For further inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.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 sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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