Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 12, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
To event remaining 20 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Physics, Math, and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited to one or more post-doctoral research positions at the California Institute of Technology to work with data from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) high energy X-ray telescope ( Areas of scientific research include: Galactic compact objects, ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULX's), AGN physics and evolution, galaxy clusters, and supernova remnants. Appointments are for two years, renewal for a third year is subject to performance and availability of funds. Successful applicants will also have access through a competitive proposal process to Palomar and Keck. 

The applicant should have obtained a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or a related field by their anticipated start date in Fall 2022. Other start dates may be possible. Applicants should submit a statement of research interests, publication list, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Jason in the High Energy Astrophysics Group at Caltech, [email protected]

Full consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, December 17th.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-3821 for assistance or contact [email protected].

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Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Jason Peugh
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