Post Doctoral Research Position in UV Experimental Astrophysics

Caltech Space Astrophysics Lab develops state-of-the art astronomical systems. The group is involved in ground and space based projects and is seeking a qualified scientist to participate in the design, implementation, commissioning, and use of UV/Optical astronomical instrumentation. Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated record of success in working with complex state-of-the-art detectors at any wavelength, opto-mechanical and electronic systems, and show strong problem solving skills and creativity. The applicant will have a leading role in current group projects including:
 
  • development of new UV detector systems
  • demonstration of detector as part of UV multiplexing spectrograph/high-altitude balloon experiment
  • detection of the circum-galactic medium in distant galaxies
 
The applicant is also expected to lead science programs to detect and map the intergalactic medium using the balloon, as well as Palomar and Keck integral field spectrographs.
 
This will be a 2 year assignment with the option for an additional year dependent on financing and progress.
 
Please mail or email a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and list of your publications to Cherie Capri, ccapri@caltech.edu.