As part of a continuing effort to strengthen research and teaching at the interface of physics and biology, the Princeton University Physics Department wishes to make one or more appointments of junior scientists who have recently completed a PhD in theoretical physics. Successful candidates will join a highly interactive group with interests that range from the dynamics of single molecules to neural computation, and from biochemical and genetic networks to collective behavior in populations. Several senior theorists are available as mentors, and there are opportunities for collaboration with experimentalists on this full range of problems. Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired for a one-year term with the expectation of reappointment, pending satisfactory performance, typically for a total of three years. Exceptional candidates who are ready to lead research programs may be considered for appointment as Associate Research Scholars, providing more independence, as well as the opportunity, subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, to teach in interdisciplinary programs offered jointly with the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. To apply online, please visit http://physics.princeton.edu/jobs/ and submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 17, 2014.