CEDAR email: Job opening at SRI International for Senior Research Engineer/Physicist as PI for the Sondrestrom Upper Atmosphere Facility

Anja Stromme anja.stromme at sri.com
Thu Sep 3 16:15:24 MDT 2015

*Job opening at SRI International for **Senior Research 
Engineer/Physicist as PI for the Sondrestrom Upper Atmosphere Facility *


The Center for Geospace studies at SRI International is searching for a 
Senior Research Engineer/Scientist to take over responsibilities as the 
principal investigator for the NSF funded Sondrestrom Upper Atmosphere 
facility located outside of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The post will be 
located in Menlo Park, CA, but with frequent trips to the Greenland 
field site.

Link to posting:


The Sondrestrom Upper Atmosphere facility is part of the NSF chain of 
incoherent scatter radars from the polar cap to the equator, and has 
been operating at the West coast of Greenland for more than 30 years. In 
addition the L-band (1290 MHz) incoherent scatter radar (ISR), the 
facility consist of a Rayleigh lidar, two all sky imagers, and a large 
and changing number of instrumentation for the study of the upper polar 
ionosphere with PI's from other institutions.

The responsibilities of the position includes overall management of the 
facility and the NSF grant, leading and directing the science and 
development of the Sondrestrom facility, being a spokesperson for the 
facility in the science community in the US and abroad, serve as a 
liaison with the local government, developing modes and data products 
for any and all current and new users of the facility, enhancing the 
portfolio of the facility by looking for and developing new partners and 
funding opportunities, being a science collaborator with any and all 
users of the facility, making funding decisions and strategic planning 
for the facility in line with NSF guidelines.


-A PhD in Space Physics, Aeronomy, Radio Science or related field is 
preferred, in addition to advanced knowledge of ISR technology and science.

-Applicant should have a minimum of 10 years space research (or related 
field) experience.


Other requirements:

-In order to accommodate potential project work, a preference for this 
position is U.S. Permanent Resident status.


SRI International is an EEO/AA employer. It is our policy to provide 
equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without 
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected 
veteran or disabled status.

Background Check:

Employment with SRI International is contingent upon the satisfactory 
completion of a background check.


Anja Stromme, Ph.D.
SRI International           e-mail:anja.stromme at sri.com
333 Ravenswood Avenue       phone   : +1 650-859-5343
Menlo Park, CA 94025        fax     : +1 650-322-2318

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