Postdoc in Weak Lensing
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL's Cosmology Group.
The research will involve working on the planning and execution of current and future dark energy surveys and the derivation and validation of requirements on detectors for future missions. Dr. Jason Rhodes, in JPL's Astrophysics Section, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor and other JPL scientists and engineers, resulting in publications in the open literature.
Candidates should have a recent PhD in physics or astronomy with a strong background in cosmology with large imaging surveys. Experience in working with characterization of astronomical detectors is highly desirable. Members of JPL’s cosmology group are involved in the WFIRST-AFTA, Euclid, DES, and PFS surveys. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years.
Please send a letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of three references (with telephone numbers, postal and email address) and arrange the reference letters to be sent to:
Name: Jason Rhodes
Address: MS 169-237, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91001