Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Planetary Astronomy
The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar position in planetary astronomy. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Geoffrey A. Blake and his group on the high dynamic range infrared and far-infrared spectroscopy of protoplanetary disks and exoplanets. Specific research areas include the characterization of water vapor and organic molecular emission from disks as revealed by Keck NIRSPEC, VLT CRIRES, Spitzer and CARMA/ALMA observations, and researchers with strong backgrounds in high dispersion echelle spectroscopy, aperture synthesis imaging, radiative transfer simulations, and/or chemical modeling of astronomical sources are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. is required and initial appointments are for one year. The starting date for this position is flexible, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.
All applications should contain a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a brief discussion of research accomplishments. In addition, we also require that three letters of reference be submitted. The material can be emailed as a single pdf document to: email@example.com
Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.