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George Ellery Hale Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Solar, Stellar and Space Physics (Research Scientist I)

Requisition Number:

56886

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

City

Boulder

State

Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

24-Jun-2024

Date Posted:

28-May-2024

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder is seeking applicants for the George Ellery Hale Postdoctoral Fellowship in Solar, Stellar and Space Physics.  The University of Colorado and surrounding institutions provide a rich environment within which to conduct solar research, and this two-year research fellowship accompanies the relocation of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) headquarters to Boulder. 

Of particular interest are postdoctoral candidates who are interested in theoretical, computational, and observational studies of dynamics within solar and stellar interiors, photospheres, and atmospheres (chromospheres and coronae).  Boulder is an internationally recognized center for studying convection, turbulence, radiative magnetohydrodynamics, and the dynamo amplification of magnetic fields in the Sun.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university in the country, due in large part to LASP programs. Professional engineers work closely with scientists and assembly technicians in designing and building space flight hardware while helping mentor students as entry-level engineers working on these programs. LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • The successful candidate will have access to extensive computational resources and existing modern, highly parallel astrophysical fluid dynamics codes, and could be involved in the creation of next generation codes for studying solar fluid dynamics. 
  • Applicants with an interest in the intersection between observational data analysis and computational work are also encouraged. 
  • These include opportunities to be involved in direct comparisons between radiative magnetohydrodynamic solutions and high resolution, high precision spectropolarimetric DKIST observations of the solar atmosphere. 
  • Connections between such modeling and analysis efforts and the observational capabilities of NSO’s Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) and/or the NSO Integrated Synoptic Program (NISP) will enhance an application, and the successful candidate is encouraged to forge those connections while in Boulder.

What You Should Know

  • This fellowship position could start as early as July 2024.  
  • Primary duties of a Hale postdoctoral fellow are in research, but the successful candidate may negotiate for a portion of their duties to be dedicated to teaching or service.

What We Can Offer

Salary range of $80,000 - $90,000. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting. Relocation expenses up to the equivalent of one-months’ salary (taxable).

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be ambitious. Be groundbreaking. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Applicants must hold a PhD at the time the position begins but may apply beforehand.
  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of research and (optionally) teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references.
  • The committee will contact the references when needed.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover Letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. Reference Letter(s) (Not Confidential).
  4. Professional Publications.
  5. Statement Describing Research Related Goals.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Please apply by 6/24/24 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu