Postdoctoral Research Position in Young Stars

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1200 E. California Blvd.
Street Line 2: 
MC 249-17
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal: 
91125
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral Research Position in Young Stars

Applications are solicited for appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Astronomy/Astrophysics at Caltech, collaborating with Lynne Hillenbrand.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable regarding the stellar populations in nearby molecular clouds and young star clusters, and expected to work on populating a young stellar objects database from both published literature and primary catalogs.  The ability to further develop features within the python-based relational database (which runs within a PostgreSQL + Django + HTML framework) is also expected.  In addition to the primary project, the postdoc will have the opportunity to pursue collaborative and/or independent research on topics related to circumstellar disks and pre-main sequence stellar evolution.  Caltech's observational facilities include the W.M. Keck Observatory (WMKO) and the Palomar Observatory.

The application package should include a CV, a publication list, a brief summary of research interests and experience, contact information for at least three individuals familiar with the applicant's record, and an indication of the earliest possible start date.  This position is available immediately for an initial two-year appointment; renewal for a third year is possible.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, and competitive with other similar positions.

Please send inquiries and materials to Lynne Hillenbrand (lah@astro.caltech.edu).  Consideration of applications will begin around 15 October but the position will remain open until filled.

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Lynne Hillenbrand
Title: 
Professor of Astronomy
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1200 E. California Blvd.
Street Line 2: 
MC 249-17
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal Code: 
91125
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
lah@astro.caltech.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Lynne Hillenbrand
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Position in Young Stars
Email: 
lah@astro.caltech.edu