Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at Caltech in the astrophysics of galaxies, to work with Dr. George Helou. Primary emphasis will be on analysis and interpretation of data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, Herschel Space Telescope, or Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The successful candidate may participate in any of several on-going extragalactic projects, including galaxy population modeling and follow-up of the Spitzer Legacy Science project "5mJy Unbiased Spectroscopic Extragalactic Survey" (http://5muses.ipac.caltech.edu/index.html/). The research will incorporate a wealth of ancillary data in pursuit of a more complete picture of the physical conditions in galaxies with or without Active Nuclei, and the implications for galaxy evolution.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, in an area relevant to the science themes above. Experience with infrared astronomy is highly desirable but not essential; interest in the scientific topics is more important. The successful candidate will participate in the analysis, interpretation and publication of results, pursuing established science goals or new goals developed by the candidate. Postdoctoral Scholars working at Caltech have access to excellent research facilities and support.
The appointment is for one year renewable, and could start as early as March 2013. Applicants should send resume, bibliography, and statement of research interests to Mary Ellen Barba (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible, but no later than December 31, 2012, and have three letters of reference forwarded to the same address.
Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.