Date Posted: 08/02/2012 Application Deadline: 08/01/2013 Job Number: 0000355 Section: 3220 Group Name: Planetary Science Sections
Position Title: Laboratory UV Spectroscopy for Application to Spacecraft Observations of the Atmospheres of the Planets
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL's Science Division.
The research will involve laboratory UV spectroscopy and measurement of electron or proton impact fluorescence cross sections for application to analysis of Cassini and HST UV observations of the upper atmospheres of the planets. Dr. Joseph Ajello, Senior Research Scientist, in JPL's Planetary Science Section, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature.
Candidates should have a recent PhD in Physics or Chemistry or Astronomy with a strong background in experimental vacuum instrumentation and spectroscopy. Experience in electron and proton collisional processes is highly desirable. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. The annual starting salary for recent PhDs is $52,000 USD and can vary somewhat according to the selected applicant's qualifications. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years.
Please send a letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of three references (with telephone numbers, postal and email address) and arrange the reference letters to be sent to:
Name: Joseph Ajello Address: Mail Stop 183-301 Telephone: 818-354-0120 Fax: 818-393-4445 E-Mail: email@example.com
Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.