Post Doctoral Research Position in UV Experimental Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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 debby.miles@caltech.edu. 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).

Included Benefits: 

Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance are provided by Caltech with minimal employee contributions. Caltech is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Debby Miles
Title: 
Ms.
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Space Radiation Laboratory
Street Line 1: 
1200 East California Blvd
Street Line 2: 
MC 290-17
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
91125
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
6263956611
Email: 
debby.miles@caltech.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Keri Hoadley
Subject: 
2018 AAS UV Exp. Astro. PostDoc Posting
Email: 
khoadley@caltech.edu