Research Position in Theoretical Cosmology and Numerical General Relativity at Princeton University

The Physics Department at Princeton University expects to have a postdoctoral position for a candidate working at the interface between theoretical cosmology and numerical general relativity, nominally starting September 1, 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. A PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, or a related area is required.

The postdoctoral fellow will be supported by funds provided by the Simons Foundation under the program entitled Cosmological Bounces & Bouncing Cosmologies ( as part of the Origins of the Universe Initiative. The fellow will be invited to participate in designing numerical tools for studying the viability and implications of a variety of theories and join all program activities. Interested candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, which might include cosmology, general relativity or high energy physics, will be considered.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on December 1, 2018. To apply for this position please log on to There, you may upload a recent CV, research statement and contact information for three referees who will be solicited to provide letters of support.

For more information please contact Paul Steinhardt at or Frans Pretorius at

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.