Job ID: 2021-13449 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1
The goal of the Simons Post-baccalaureate Scholars Program at Princeton is to train scholars who have completed their undergraduate studies but want more research preparation to improve their chances of admission to highly competitive PhD programs or another competitive career path. The program provides intensive research and/or work experience and mentoring. Each scholar will have a research mentor that oversees their research project and a non-research mentor that provides career advice and feedback on graduate school preparation. The ideal outcome for participants is to either enter a competitive graduate program or to find an impactful placement in government, nonprofits, or the private sector. The PSSP is for people who have received a bachelor's degree (or will receive one by the time of appointment) in the fields of physics or astrophysics.
Program participants are hired as salaried research specialists for a period of up-to one year to conduct research under the direction of a faculty mentor and will receive all benefits associated with their status as regular University staff.
The scholars will work with a faculty research mentor on research projects.
The scholars will meet regularly with their faculty non-research mentor.
The scholars will participate in the intellectual life of the university by attending research talks and collaborations meetings.
The scholars will attend professional-development workshops. These workshops will be designed and run by the non-research mentor and will emphasize skills that (i) set them up to be competitive in upcoming applications and (ii) set them up for success in their next step, whether that’s graduate school or a non-academic position.
Simons Post-baccalaureate Scholars requirements:
Bachelor's degree is required at the time of appointment.
Successful candidate will begin the program commencing on or about August 2021 or January 2022 depending on their date of graduation.
Completion of the Simons-NSBP (National Society of Black Physicists) Summer Scholars Program
If the program is operating in person at the time of the appointment, selected candidates will be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation.
Simons Post-baccalaureate Scholars Program application process:
Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2021 for full consideration.
Interested applicants must submit:
Transcripts (official or unofficial)
Two recommendation letters from references (at least one academic reference), which should be sent directly from the letter writer to the Program Director, Kasey Wagoner: email@example.com.
Statement of purpose: Applicants must provide information about
(1) how their background and training has prepared them for this position
(2) projects they might want to work on if accepted.
(3) what they hope to gain from the program in terms of their long-term and short-term career goals.
The Simons Post-baccalaureate Scholars Program at Princeton is committed to building a culturally diverse community and we are interested in receiving applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in this field. If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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