Experimental Planetary Sciences (EPS)

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Planetary Sciences Section
City: Pasadena
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Contact Person: Dr. Murthy Gudipati
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 31 2015

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL’s Ice Spectroscopy Laboratory (ISL).

The research will involve laboratory simulations to understand surface processes on icy bodies such as Europa and on Titan. Dr. Murthy Gudipati (Principal Scientist), in JPL’s Planetary Sciences Section, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. Candidates should have a recent PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Planetary Science, or related scientific area with a strong background in advanced laboratory physical chemistry/chemical physics . Experience in planetary sciences, astrochemistry, and astrobiology is highly desirable. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. This positions is for one-year and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years based on performance and availability of funds. Arrange for 2-3 letters of reference letters to be sent to:


Dr. Murthy Gudipati (+1-818-354-2637)

E-Mail: murthy.gudipati(at)jpl.nasa.gov

Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.