Research Technician Assistant

California, United States
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type

Job Summary

Data reduction and analysis of high resolution molecular spectra of protoplanetary disks and exoplanet atmospheres taken with the NIRSPEC instrument at the Keck II telescope. The reduction and analysis will involve both actual data from the instrument as well as simulated data that must be constructed by the candidate.

Job Duties

  • Maintenance of local data archive of the Keck NIRSPEC data
  • Analysis of the data will involve the utilization and further refinement of the Caltech High Resolution Echelle Pipeline
  • Writing up the results of their work, to be included in peer reviewed publications
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in a physical science
  • Working expertise with both IDL and Python programming environments
  • Working expertise with the LINUX operating system environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree either in physics or astronomy
  • Previous research experience with high resolution spectroscopy and observational astronomy

Required Documents

  • Resume