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Employees are our most valuable — and valued — resource.  

Joining the PPPL Princeton community offers a host of unique possibilities!

At Princeton University-PPPL, we aspire to provide a positive work environment that respects all individuals and encourages excellent work performance and high morale. We provide comprehensive benefits and policies that help employees achieve work life balance. We strive to offer programs and services that promote our commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

In an atmosphere of excellence, alongside SUSTAINED EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION efforts, our employees have opportunities for professional achievement and personal growth. When you become a staff member, you join a community of talented and dedicated people. 

To learn more about our commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, click here.

Princeton Talent Network

Haven't found a job that fits your skillset? Join Princeton's TALENT NETWORK to enhance your job search and the application process for Princeton University and the Plasma Physics Lab. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you for current and future employment opportunities. By joining the Talent Network you can:

  • Receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests
  • Receive relevant communications and updates
  • Share job opportunities with others via email and social media

How We Hire

Hiring the very best and most talented people is key to sustaining PPPL’s excellent work environment and enabling PPPL to maintain its status as a leading National Laboratory (Learn more).  We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination in the workplace or in the recruitment process; concerns of this nature should be reported here.



Individuals who are unable or are limited in ability to use the careers website or the online application, can request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Office of Digital Accessibility. To request a reasonable accommodation during the interview process, contact us at Staffing@pppl.gov.


COVID-19 Vaccine

Princeton will require employees to receive COVID-19 vaccine by August 1, 2021- READ MORE

Princeton University will require that all faculty, staff, researchers, appointed visiting faculty and researchers, temporary employees, and independent contractors (i.e., individuals working alongside with or providing services to students and/or employees) receive and provide proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or World Health Organization.

The requirement applies to employees and others routinely working on campus or in property occupied by the University. All employees (defined as the groups listed above) who will be on campus this fall must receive the final dose of their chosen vaccine no later than August 1, 2021. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (i.e., an exemption) to this requirement.

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