Postdoctoral Scholar at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the California Institute of Technology to work with Dr. Peter Capak. The successful applicant will contribute to an ongoing Keck Spectroscopy program to calibrate Euclid and WFIRST, defining the calibration requirements for WFIRST, and measuring the properties of high-redshift galaxies with the newly granted Spitzer program on the Euclid Deep Fields and the Spitzer Large Area Survey with Hyper-Suprime-Cam (SPLASH) program in the COSMOS and SXDS fields. The ideal applicant will have experience working with data processing pipelines, large spectroscopic surveys, constructing multi-wavelength catalogs, deconvolving Spitzer photometry, photometric redshifts, identifying high redshift galaxies, and constructing realistic simulated data sets to test and calibrate future surveys.  Knowledge of the WFIRST and Euclid missions will be a plus. 

Candidates should have obtained, by the starting date, a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, in an area relevant to these projects.
To apply, please submit a CV, publication list, a 1-page research proposal, and the contact information for 3 references to Mary Ellen Barba (  The deadline for applications is March 10, 2017.