Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in research related to circumgalactic media and experimental astrophysics in Prof. Chris Martin’s Space Astrophysics Lab at Caltech. The group develops state-of-the-art astronomical systems and is involved in ground and space based projects. The group is seeking a qualified scientist to participate in the design, implementation, commissioning, and use of UV/Optical/NIR astronomical instrumentation. Applicants should have a record of success in working with state-of-the-art detectors at any wavelength, opto-mechanical and electronic systems, and show strong problem solving skills and creativity. The applicant will have a leading role in one or more current group projects, including:
- development of new UV detector systems
- leading a multi-international UV multiplexing spectrograph/high-altitude balloon experiment (FIREBALL-2)
- sub-systems development for an innovative integral field spectrograph (Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper)
- detection of circumgalactic media in distant galaxies
The applicant is also expected to lead science programs to detect and map the intergalactic medium using the balloon, Palomar, and Keck integral field spectrographs.
This will be a 2 year assignment with the option for an additional year, subject to funding and progress. Please mail or email a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and list of your publications to Prof. Christopher Martin/Debby Miles (email@example.com). If the applicant has any questions about the position or would like more details about specific projects, feel free to contact Dr. Keri Hoadley by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).