Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in research related to experimental astrophysics with Prof. Chris Martin’s group 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 instrumentation. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a record of success in working with complex state-of-the-art detectors, opto-mechanical designs, 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
- demonstration of detector as part of UV multiplexing spectrograph/high-altitude balloon experiment (FIREBALL-2)
- sub-systems development of a future innovative integral field spectrograph (Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper)
- lead science programs to detect and map the circum-galactic medium
This will be a 2 year assignment with the option for an additional year dependent on financing and progress. Applicants should submit a statement of research interests, publication list, CV, and three letters of recommentation to Debby Miles in the Space Radiation Laboratory at Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd, Mail Code 290-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Full consideration will be given to applications recieved by January 15, 2019. If the applicant has any questions, please contact Dr. Keri Hoadley (email below).