Caltech Postdoctoral Scholars program at JPL


Caltech Postdoctoral Scholars program at JPL The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) at the Jet Propulsion laboratory (JPL) is inviting applications for a research position in the area of advanced thermoelectric materials and devices. The position will involve the synthesis, characterization, and transport property measurements of advanced thermoelectric materials. In addition, the candidate will actively participate in the development of new thermoelectric unicouples incorporating some advanced materials for application to future deep space missions. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or similar discipline. Experience with synthesis and characterization of bulk materials is a strong advantage. An understanding of transport properties including thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity in semiconductors and semi-metals is desired. The appointment is initially for a one-year period and may be renewed in one-year increment for a maximum of two additional years. The annual starting salary for a recent doctorate is approximately $42,000 and can vary somewhat depending on the applicant’s qualifications. Please send curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of career interests, and a list of three references (and contacts) by Date ? to Dr. Thierry Caillat MS 277/207 Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology 4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena, CA 91109 USA Tel (818) 354-0407 Fax (818) 393-6951 The California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

RE Caltech Postdoctoral Scholars program at JPL

Dear Dr. T. Caillat

I am writing to you in hope of obtaining the postdoctoral position in your group.

I am a Ph.D candidate in Zhujiang University of China and will graduate in June,2001.I have studied on "the preparation and improvement of beta-FeSi2 thermoelectric materials" for about five years and obtained much research experience in this field.Your group has made great contribution to thermoelectrics and better experimental conditions are available at JPL.If I can get the position,I believe my academic abilities will further.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely yours,

T.J. Zhu
Dept.of Mater. Sci. & Eng.
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou 310027
P.R. China

RE Caltech Postdoctoral Scholars program at JPL

Dear Dr. Thierry Caillat

I am Ph D. in Physics, I was graduate in 1999 at Department of
Physics of Universidad Nacional de Colombia. I have studied the transport
mechanisms in sevaral materials (superconductors, semiconductors), at the
present time I am reseaching the thermoelectrical properties of several perovskites. I have experience (8 years) in measurement and interpretation of
electrical and thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power.
I am very interested in reach the position.

Thank you in advanced for your cooperation.


Julio E. Rodriguez L.
Department Of Physics
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Apartado Aereo 85814

RE Caltech Postdoctoral Scholars program at JPL

From Dr. Thierry Caillat

To Applicants for the Post-Doctoral position at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) at the Jet Propulsion laboratory (JPL)

Dear applicants,

I would like to thank all the applicants for their interest in the position. The final selection has now been made and the position is therefore closed to further applications.

Thank you again for your interest.