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Postdoctoral Position in Laboratory Studies of Planetary Ices

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Caltech's Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences. The successful applicant will collaborate with the Brown research group and the Planetary Ice Chemistry Lab to perform experimental studies related to spectroscopy and irradiation of ices and materials relevant to satellites and other small bodies in the outer solar system. Significant laboratory experience is required; previous work with cryogenic materials, ultra-high vacuum, and visible to mid-infrared spectroscopy is preferred. The successful candidate will have opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, if desired.

The position is available for starting immediately and up until 1 October 2023. The initial duration of the position is one year, with renewal for up to two additional years. The position offers an annual salary of $70,000 and includes benefits as well as access to Caltech's extensive resources, including the Keck and Palomar Observatories and computational facilities.

Applicants for the position must have a PhD in an appropriate related field by the date of their appointment. Applicants should provide a CV including a complete list of publications; a 1-2 page statement describing their research interests and experience; and the names of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. Application materials should be sent to Jen Shechet ([email protected]). Consideration of applications will begin on 1 March 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Mike Brown ([email protected]).

Hiring range: $64,480/year to $70,000/year

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