Postdoctoral Research Position in Young Stars

Applications are solicited for appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Astronomy/Astrophysics at Caltech, collaborating with Lynne Hillenbrand. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable regarding the stellar populations in nearby molecular clouds and young star clusters, and expected to work on populating a young stellar objects database from both published literature and primary catalogs. The ability to further develop features within the python-based relational database (which runs within a PostgreSQL + Django + HTML framework) is also expected. In addition to the primary project, the postdoc will have the opportunity to pursue collaborative and/or independent research on topics related to circumstellar disks and pre-main sequence stellar evolution. Caltech's observational facilities include the W.M. Keck Observatory (WMKO) and the Palomar Observatory.

The application package should include a CV, a publication list, a *brief* summary of research interests and experience, contact information for at least three individuals familiar with the applicant's record, and an indication of the earliest possible start date. This position is available *immediately* for an initial two-year appointment; renewal for a third year is possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and competitive with other similar positions.

Please send inquiries and materials to Lynne Hillenbrand (lah@astro.caltech.edu). Consideration of applications will begin around 15 October but the position will remain open until filled.