Postdoctoral Research Assistant    

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant III to carry out research on the acceleration and transport of solar energetic particles in the inner heliosphere. The incumbent will help achieve the goals of the project and will assist with research as proposed.  

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will work with the Principal Investigator for the project to conduct research that includes both numerical and observational analysis.  

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Space Science, Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics and 2 to 2 ½ years of full-time verifiable work experience. Previous work experience in the field of heliospheric physics and experience with numerical simulation is desired.  

The approximate starting salary is $52,216 to $55,000 with an excellent benefits package (www.uah.edu/hr/benefits).  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit a complete CV, a cover letter detailing experience and three references. Qualified applicants should apply online for the Postdoctoral Research Assistant.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant III

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant III to carry out research on the solar active region morphology/topology and dynamics. The incumbent will help achieve the goals of the project and will assist with research as proposed.

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will work with the Principal Investigator for the project to conduct experimental research that includes both numerical and observational analysis.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Space Science Physics, or Astronomy or Astrophysics with 2 - 2 1/2 years of full-time verifiable work experience. Experience with remote-sensing solar observations is desired.

The approximate starting salary is $52,216 to $55,000 with an excellent benefits package (www.uah.edu/hr/benefits).  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit a complete CV, a cover letter detailing experience and three references. Qualified applicants should apply online for the Postdoctoral Research Assistant III.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant III

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is seeking 2 regular full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant III positions to work in the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research for approximately two years with the potential for renewal. Both positions will focus on major projects. Major projects for each Researcher include, but are not limited to (1) Perform work on ionosphere-thermosphere coupling at high-, mid-, and low-latitudes using a wide range of observational tools, including low-Earth orbiting spacecraft, such as ICON, SWARM, DMSP, and ground-based facilities such as Fabry-Perot Interferometers, Scanning-Doppler Imagers, coherent and incoherent scatter radars, etc., (2) Perform studies on magnetic reconnection and flux ropes at the dayside magnetopause and nightside magnetotail, and the associated magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling features. Other responsibilities will include use spacecraft observations made by MMS, THEMIS, Cluster, etc, facilitated by Grad-Shafranov (G-S) reconstruction technique, as well as ionospheric observations, such as all-sky imagers, radars, and DMSPs.

Qualifications

  • PhD in space science, physics, or relevant fields is required
  • At least 2 years of full-time verifiable work experience is required
  • Experience in analyzing ground-based or space-borne data is highly desired

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit the following materials to .

  1. A cover letter describing background, qualifications, and experience relevant to the position.
  2. A full curriculum vitae (CV) - detailing education, awards, publications, research experience, etc.
  3. A research statement describing research interest
  4. Contact information for three professional references

Conditions:

The duration is two years with the potential for renewal. Salary will follow the UAH standard for post-doctoral scholars and will scale with the applicant’s experience.

Department Contact:

Dr. Ying Zou
Assistant Professor, Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research
Email: yz0025@uah.edu

 

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