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June 24, 2024

Applications Open for Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University invites applications for its Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows program, with start dates as early as January 2025. This program supports outstanding scholars whose research focuses on innovative solutions to pressing technological, economic, and/or policy challenges relating to energy and the environment. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented within the energy and environment-related fields are highly encouraged.

Fellows must collaborate with two or more Princeton faculty or senior researchers within an energy or environment-related field and work with them to establish an interdisciplinary research plan that aligns with the Andlinger Center’s mission. Candidates whose plans forge new collaborations with or between associated faculty and researchers in the Andlinger Center’s research directory are strongly preferred, though proposals that extend existing collaborations in creative new directions will be considered. 

This program provides a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to:

  • develop their careers working with research mentors who are experts in their fields;
  • pursue broad interdisciplinary research with science, engineering, technology, policy, and social dimensions;
  • engage in fundamental or applied research of a theoretical and/or experimental nature.

Appointments are anticipated for two years, with renewal after the first-year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Fellows will hold the rank of postdoctoral research associate and be provided a competitive salary, standard benefits, and a stipend of $2,500 per year to support conference and career development travel.

Eligible candidates must have no more than three years of postdoctoral research experience and must have received their doctorate in a related field no more than five years prior to the anticipated start date.

Applicants must develop a research proposal in consultation with two or more Princeton faculty or senior researchers with whom they intend to collaborate, at least one of whom must be identified as the primary mentor(s).  Mentors will be required to submit a letter assessing the candidate’s academic strength and proposed research plan and to commit a portion of the financial support. Note that Princeton mentors who are currently hosting a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow are ineligible to sponsor candidates as the primary mentor, and applicants should consult with their prospective mentors to ensure that this eligibility criterion is met.

More complete details and additional information can be found through the Princeton University academic jobs site, position reference: All application materials must be uploaded by October 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET, for full consideration. Questions about the fellowships or application process may be directed to the Andlinger Center’s assistant director for research, Charles Sharpless (

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.