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Hale Postdoctoral Fellow in Solar, Stellar and Space Physics

Requisition Number:

35333

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

03-Dec-2021

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder is encouraging 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. 


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

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (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

  • 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.
  • This role 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

  • For more information please contact Prof. Benjamin Brown, Search Committee Chair, bpbrown@colorado.edu.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment. 

What We Can Offer

$70,000.00 - $80,000.00.

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 Ph.D. at the time the position begins but may apply beforehand. 

What You Will Need

  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will also have the opportunity to play a prominent role in the new George Ellery Hale collaborative graduate education program, which aims to offer solar physics course work and summer professional development to students enrolled in graduate programs at the University of Colorado, University of Hawaii, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology via telepresence technology.
  • This position will have the opportunity to work closely with the program to develop capability and facilitate learning in this distributed environment.
  • A strong interest and experience in teaching and learning methodologies, in addition to those more focused on solar physics research goals.
  • The 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.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. 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.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

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.

Review of the applications will begin February 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

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