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Research Scientist

Department:

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)

Requisition Number:

13535

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU), is seeking to fill at least two research positions. Applicants at the level of RS-I (post-doctoral), RS-II (research scientist), or RS-III (senior research scientist) will be considered.  

Research duties include conducting studies of plasma physics phenomena using MAVEN data (Martian solar wind / ionosphere interactions), Parker Solar Probe data (near-Sun solar wind), and/or MMS data (magnetic reconnection in the Earth’s magnetosphere). The focus of these studies will be utilizing spacecraft fields and particle data to understand physical phenomena.  

 

Who We Are

The CU/LASP Space Plasma Group conducts a diverse research program encompassing data analysis, simulation, and theoretical studies of space plasma physics in a variety of environments, including planetary magnetospheres and ionospheres as well as the solar wind. The group maintains a robust space instrumentation program.  

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Research duties include conducting studies of plasma physics phenomena using MAVEN data (Martian solar wind / ionosphere interactions), Parker Solar Probe data (near-Sun solar wind), and/or MMS data (magnetic reconnection in the Earth’s magnetosphere). The focus of these studies will be utilizing spacecraft fields and particle data to understand physical phenomena. 

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.

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What We Require

  • PhD in Physics or related field.
  • Experience with analysis of space plasma phenomena using spacecraft data focused on planetary ionospheres, the solar wind, and/or planetary magnetospheres.
  • Ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to obtain funding from external agencies.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover Letter (The cover letter should indicate which project the applicant is applying to work with and outline the contributions that the applicant envisions making to that project).
  3. During the application process you will need to enter contact information for one reference. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.  
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Posting Contact Name: Brooklyn Motz

Posting Contact Email: brook.motz@lasp.colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer