Postdoctoral Research Scholar opening in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University in space and atmospheric physics
Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral research scholar positions to work with data and instrumentation for the measurement of gravity waves, and terrestrial influences on space weather. Expected research duties will include the use of lidar, satellite, and imager data to attain information regarding wave propagation in the middle atmosphere. The candidate(s) in this position will work closely with modelers to determine characteristics and sources of observed gravity waves in the atmosphere, and influences of these gravity waves on thermosphere and ionosphere variability.
• PhD in space physics, engineering, atmospheric science, or closely related field
• Experience with image or signal processing
• Experience with lidar systems and/or data analysis from satellites, imagers, or ground based radar systems.
• Previous research with atmospheric gravity waves is beneficial but not required
SESE is an interdisciplinary department, bringing together all of Earth and space science at ASU, including astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, and geology. Return to the homepage and read more about the School of Earth and Space Exploration.
The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The anticipated start date is January 2021, but the exact date is negotiable. This position is a full-time, fiscal -year appointment and comes with a competitive salary and full health insurance coverage. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. by the start date, and a background in space physics, engineering, atmospheric science, or closely related field. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree.
● A cover letter
● Contact information for three references
● A curriculum vitae with a publication list
● A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)
Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be November 25, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed. For more information, please contact Katrina Bossert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://www.asu.edu/hr/benefits/forms/benefitspacketpostdocs.pdf
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