Radio Astronomical Instrumentation Postdoctoral Scholar

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Street Line 1: 
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
91109
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
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Overview

New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.

 

Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.

Responsibilities

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, is offering a postdoctoral position in the area of radio astronomy and instrumentation.  We seek a highly qualified candidate to develop instrumentation to enable radio astronomical observations with the radio antennas of NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN).  With a series of 34 m and 70 m diameter antennas, there is the potential to develop new instrumentation to conduct highly sensitive radio astronomical observations either on a stand-alone basis or as part of international interferometric networks.  Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in instrumentation and observations at radio frequencies that would complement the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and current and future NASA missions.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a combination of radio astronomical hardware design and integration, instrument characterization, digital signal processing, and commissioning, resulting in publications in the open literature.  There are additional opportunities to perform joint work within other JPL or Caltech research areas, such as cosmology and cosmic origins. Dr. Joseph Lazio will serve as the postdoctoral advisor. The position is for one year with the possibility of annual renewals up to a maximum duration of three years. 

Qualifications

Applicants should have a recent PhD in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field.  Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in the development and commissioning of instrumentation (both hardware and software) and observations at radio frequencies that would complement the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and current and future NASA missions, particularly far-infrared/sub-millimeter.

 

Applicants should submit the following to this site: a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and list of publications. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed to Dr. Joseph Lazio (Joseph.Lazio@jpl.nasa.gov) by May 7, 2019 for full consideration.  Applicants should have obtained their PhD degree within the last five years.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Joseph Lazio
Title: 
Chief Scientist, Interplanetary Network Directorate
Institution/Company: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Department Name: 
Interplanetary Network Directorate
Street Line 1: 
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
91109
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
818-354-4198
Email: 
Joseph.Lazio@jpl.nasa.gov
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Joseph Lazio
Subject: 
Radio Astronomical Instrumentation Postdoctoral Scholar
Email: 
Joseph.Lazio@jpl.caltech.edu