CEDAR email: PhD Position in Space Physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Roman Makarevich r.makarevich at gi.alaska.edu
Mon Feb 11 14:51:28 MST 2013

JOB OPENING: PhD Position in Space Physics at the University of Alaska
From: Roman Makarevich  <r.makarevich at gi.alaska.edu>

The Space Physics Group at the Department of Physics and Geophysical
Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has a funded PhD position
available. This position is available immediately and it will remain open
until filled. UAF deadlines for submission of applications for fall semester
are March 1 for international students and June 1 for US citizens and
permanent residents. The student's research will be undertaken under the
supervision of Dr. Roman Makarevich. The project will investigate the Aurora
and auroral phenomena, focusing on plasma irregularities in the ionospheric
E region using radio techniques, particularly with coherent High Frequency
radars in Antarctica within the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network

Information on the Department of Physics at UAF can be found on its webpage:
http://www.uaf.edu/physics/. Information about the Space Physics Group and
Geophysical Institute at UAF can be found here:
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/research/spacephysics/. Information about the
Aurora and auroral activity in Alaska can be found here
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast. Information about the SuperDARN
project can be found here: http://superdarn.jhuapl.edu/  or

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have received a master's degree in
physics, or equivalent, at the start of the PhD project. A candidate is
sought with good background in space physics and with experience in
geophysical data analysis. The ideal candidate would be proficient in IDL,
Fortran or Matlab and also have experience in ionospheric physics and radar
data analysis.

APPROVAL and ENROLMENT: The study will be under the University of Alaska
Fairbanks PhD Space Physics program, and the admittance to this program is
subject to academic approval. For information about the requirements for
enrolment and the general planning of PhD study at the University of Alaska
Fairbanks,  see http://www.uaf.edu/physics/graduate-programs/.

FUNDING and SCHOLARSHIP: The successful PhD student will be awarded a
Research Assistantship and a stipend covering 3 years of PhD study. The PhD
candidate will be also given an opportunity for a Teaching Assistantship for
1 year. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates should initially contact Dr. Roman
Makarevich to express interest and apply for the position. The student who
is selected for the position will then go through the normal enrolment
process for PhD study at UAF. Applicants will need full CV and academic
transcript demonstrating that their existing record meets the requirements
of the PhD program and this research project. If English is not your native
language, results of a standard English test are also required. 

FURTHER INFORMATION on the project: Dr. Roman Makarevich,  r.makarevich at
gi.alaska.edu, http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/~romanmak/. 

Dr Roman Makarevich
Associate Professor of Physics
Geophysical Institute UAF
903 Koyukuk Drive, PO Box 757320
Fairbanks AK 99775-7320

Phone: +1-907-474-7075
Email: r.makarevich at gi.alaska.edu

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