California Institute of Technology, Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy Division

Position ID:Caltech-PMA-FPD [#25271, Fuller]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - giant planet seismology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Astronomy
Appl Deadline:2023/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/04, listed until 2023/09/31)
Position Description:    

We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work on the novel subject of giant planet seismology, developing expectations for seismic signatures and detection techniques for gas and ice giants. The first year of the position would be spent at Caltech (with Professor Jim Fuller) working on excitation mechanisms of planetary oscillation modes. The second year would be spent at JPL (with Marzia Parisi) working on seismic detection techniques for a mission to Uranus. Interested applicants should have some experience in any of the following fields: planetary structure and evolution, terrestrial seismology, analytic or computational fluid dynamics, spacecraft trajectory design, or Doppler satellite tracking. A third year is possible, subject to performance and availability of funds.

Applicants should submit (1) a CV, including a publication list, (2) contact information of at least three professional references, (3) summary of previous, current and anticipated research relevant to this opening (limited to three pages). Application materials should be addressed to Jim Fuller and sent to Applicants must hold a PhD degree in planetary sciences, astrophysics, or related field by the starting date (between October 2023 and September 2024). Complete applications submitted by August 31, 2023 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

The minimum salary for the position is $68k per year. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, experience, qualifications, skills, education, specialty, training, and internal equity.

As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and more. Learn more about our benefits and who is eligible.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. To read more Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) go to eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf.
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