Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Joint Center for Planetary Astronomy

The Joint Center for Planetary Astronomy (JCPA) at the California Institute of Technology solicits applications for a postdoctoral prize fellowship associated with the center. This fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant pursuing research in any area related to planetary astronomy either within the solar system or beyond either observationally, theoretically, or computationally. The JCPA provides a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment for researchers at Caltech with common interests spanning both astronomy and planetary science. Fellows will also have full access to Caltech’s extensive resources, including the Keck and Palomar Observatories and computational facilities.

The Fellowship will commence in the fall of 2020 with an annual stipend of $67,500 and an additional research fund of $15,000 per year in direct costs. The JCPA will also provide funds for relocation expenses and other benefits including health care.

Applicants for the position must have a PhD in planetary science, astronomy, astrophysics, geology, or an equivalent field by the date of their appointment. Applicants must also be within four years of receiving their PhD (PhD awarded after January 1, 2016). Applicants should submit a CV, list of publications, a statement describing their current and proposed research (4 page single spaced, 12 pt. font, not including figures and references), and three letters of recommendation by January 1, 2020. Offers will be made by Feb. 1, 2020. Questions regarding the fellowship should be directed to Professor Mike Brown ([email protected]).

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