Caltech Space Astrophysics Lab develops state-of-the art astronomical systems. The Group is involved in ground and space based projects and is seeking a qualified scientist to participate in the design, implementation, commissioning, and use of UV-Optical astronomical instrumentation. Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated record of success in working with complex state-of-the art UV/optical detectors, opto-mechanical and electronic systems, showing strong problem solving skills and creativity. Applicant will play a leading role in developing new UV detector systems and a UV multiplexing spectrograph to be flown on a high-altitude balloon experiment design to demonstrate the detector and perform detection of the circum-galactic medium in distant galaxies. Applicant is also expected to lead science programs using the balloon as well as Palomar and Keck integral field spectrographs being developed to detect and map the intergalactic medium.
The appointment is intended to be a three year term and contingent upon completion of a Ph.D.
Electronic copies of your curriculum vitae, a publication list, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation are required. Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 1, 2014. Please submit your application to Cherie Capri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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