The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in JPL's Structure of the Universe Group. Dr. Tzu-Ching Chang will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidates. The appointeea will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature. The appointees will also interact with Drs. Olivier Doré, Joseph Lazio and Michael Seiffert. The successful candidates are expected to start in 2018 with flexible starting dates. Early starting date is preferable.
The research will focus on developing Line Intensity Mapping as a robust cosmological and reionization probe, utilizing multiple spectral lines that include the redshifted 21-cm, CO, [CII], Lya and other optical lines, in either theory/simulation, data analysis or instrumentation development. One of the positions will also involve research in the measurement and interpretation of the cosmic radio background.
Candidates should have a recent PhD in Astrophysics or Physics with a strong background in cosmology and astrophysics. A broad interest in Line Intensity Mapping and/or the Cosmological Radio Background, and experience in theory, modeling, data handling or interface with instrumentation is highly desirable.
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 duration of three years. Applicants must submit their CV and a research statement to this website https://postdocs-jpl.icims.com/jobs/8837/two-postdoctoral-scholar-positi... , and have three letters of reference directly sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/.