The Department of Computer Science at Princeton University is seeking exceptional recent Ph.D. recipients for research positions in theoretical computer science and theoretical machine learning. The successful candidates will earn generous salaries and carry out independent research under the mentorship of the Theoretical Computer Science faculty. A PhD in Computer Science or a related field is required. Positions are for one year with the expectation of renewal for a second year, subject to a satisfactory first year performance. Appointment will start in the Fall 2021 semester, and is contingent on completion of Ph.D. These appointments will be at the rank of Associate Research Scholar. An abiding interest in the power of computation has been a regular feature of life at Princeton since the times of Turing, Church, Goedel and von Neumann (all Princeton residents). The Theoretical Computer Science group continues today to pursue research in many areas of theory, including complexity theory, algorithms, data structures, computational geometry, cryptography, machine learning and computational economics. We have close connections with faculty in other groups, including computational biology, graphics, networks and systems. Princeton is a wonderful place for TCS research. Candidates must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/18441 and submit a CV, research statement,and contact information for three references. For full consideration, we recommend that candidates apply (including letters of recommendation) by January 10, 2021, though we will continue to review applications past that date. These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.
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