JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Contact: Dr. Ara Chutjian Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 8183547012 Address: JPL, MS 121-104 / 4800 Oak Grove Dr. / Pasadena CA 91109-8099
Date Posted: 08/29/2012 Application Deadline: 08/29/2013 Job Number: 0000371 Section: Astrophysics and Space Sciences Group Name: Astrophysics and Space Sciences Section
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
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 Atomic and Molecular Physics Group.
The research will involve participation in ongoing highly-charged ion collision experiments, and the use of fields-and-trajectories codes (especially the MAD code) in the design of an electrostatic storage ring. Dr. Ara Chutjian, in JPL's Astrophysics and Space Sciences 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 with a strong background in in highly-charged ion collisions with electrons and neutral targets. Experience in charged-particle optics design 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: Dr. Ara Chutjian Address: JPL, MS 121-104 / 4800 Oak Grove Dr. / Pasadena CA 91109-8099 Telephone: 8183547012 Fax: (818) 393-1899 E-Mail: email@example.com
Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.