Scientist VI, Exoplanet and Comparative Planetary Systems Science

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
City: Pasadena
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Leonidas Moustakas
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Application Due Date: Monday, June 01 2015
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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites applications for a senior scientist position in the area of exoplanet and comparative planetary science in the Astrophysics and Space Sciences Section. We are seeking a scientist to take substantial leadership in collaborations across exoplanet and planetary sciences, and to actively participate in planning, development, and implementation activities of exoplanet and comparative planetary systems science. We require a Ph.D. in astrophysics, planetary science, or related field, with eleven or more years of research experience past the Ph.D., with an outstanding record of publications in exoplanet or planetary science, or related field, broad knowledge of all areas of exoplanet science, and a demonstrated record of international scientific leadership. Significant leadership experience, demonstrated through leading development of a scientific instrument, complex scientific activities, or advisory committee service, is a requirement. The candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program, and to maintain communication with astrophysics and planetary scientists at JPL and Caltech, including with the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI), and the Exoplanet Exploration Program.

Information on Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at JPL is available at this website, For more information about the position, please contact the Astrophysics and Space Sciences Section Manager, Dr. Leonidas Moustakas, [email protected]. To review the full job description and to apply, visit (Job ID 2015-4819). Complete applications will include a curriculum vita, a statement on research experience and research objectives, as well as contact information for three professional references.  Applications received by June 1, 2015, will receive full consideration. 

JPL/Caltech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.