Job Title: Scientist, Weak Gravitational Lensing
Location: Pasadena, CA
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites applications for a staff scientist position in weak gravitational lensing, focusing on the design and scientific exploitation of future weak lensing missions to probe the nature of dark matter and dark energy. We are seeking a Ph.D. physicist, astrophysicist, or astronomer with three or more years experience past the Ph.D. in weak lensing science and mission formulation and all areas of weak lensing instrumentation, measurement and algorithm development. The candidate would be expected to contribute to the development of mission concepts, science analysis plans, and ongoing detector characterization and validation work. The candidate will also be expected to develop and lead a strong scientific research plan closely related to this work. The candidate should be equally comfortable interacting with other scientists, engineers, and project staff. Current projects include:
* HALO: The High Altitude Lensing Observatory, a balloon mission concept.
* ESA’s Euclid mission, selected for launch in 2020.
* WFIRST, The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, the top space-based recommendation of the Astro2010 Decadal Survey.
* Near term projects with the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories as well as medium term possibilities with JWST.
The candidate would be expected to contribute in one or more of these areas, publishing results in scientific journals. Experience in the field of weak gravitational lensing is required as evidenced by a good publication record. Experience with mission development, detector characterization and validation, observing, and data analysis is also desired. In the longer term, the candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program and pursue independent funding.
For more information, please contact Jason Rhodes (email@example.com).
To review the full job description and apply to this position, apply online at: http://Careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov/ (Job ID #11432). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and should include a curriculum vitae, a career statement with research objectives, and contact information for three professional references. Applications received by February 15, 2013 will be given full consideration.
JPL/Caltech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.