CEDAR email: Post-doctoral Associate - Space Physics, University of Minnesota
jjmurphy at physics.umn.edu
Wed Feb 24 11:08:13 MST 2016
Post-Doctoral Associate Space Physics, University of Minnesota
The Space Physics group at the University of Minnesota has an immediate
opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work on analysis and
instrumentation for high-energy solar astrophysics.This researcher will
play an integral role in hardware and analysis for CubeSat and sounding
rocket instruments, including the FOXSI-3 experiment, which is a rocket
experiment planned to fly in 2018.
Hardware experience with one or more of the following systems will be
considered a plus:X-ray, gamma-ray, or particle detectors;
grazing-incidence optics; and rocket, balloon, or CubeSat
payloads.Experience in analyzing solar flare data will be considered a
plus, though candidates with interests in other space physics topics or
other X-ray astrophysical topics are also encouraged to apply.Candidates
with experience in single-event detectors for particle or nuclear
physics may also be considered.
The Space Physics group at UMN includes faculty and researchers with
diverse research interests in the physics of space and plasmas,
including topics in the ionosphere, magnetosphere, solar wind, and the
high-energy Sun. The group also has expertise in electric field and wave
instrumentation. The Space Physics group is part of the Minnesota
Institute for Astrophysics and the School of Physics and Astronomy.
Job duties will include the following:
•Contribute to development of the FOXSI-3 payload, including science
planning, detector upgrades, and participation in the 2018 launch campaign.
•Along with a faculty member, supervise and mentor students on a hard
X-ray solar CubeSat project.
•Analyze solar and space physics data, including but not limited to
multi-wavelength analysis of solar flares.
•Contribute to the development, commissioning and operation of
experimental equipment and data analysis software for X-ray detectors.
•Present science results at conferences and in publications, including
national and international conferences and collaboration meetings.
• Contribute to proposals for submission to funding agencies, including
NASA and the NSF.
Applicants with a Ph.D. in physics or space physics by beginning date of
Experience with astronomical instrumentation or semiconductor detectors.
Experience with X-ray, gamma-ray, or particle detectors;
grazing-incidence optics; and rocket, balloon, or CubeSat payloads.
Experience in analyzing solar flare data will be considered a plus,
though candidates with interests in other space physics topics or other
X-ray astrophysical topics are also encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Search for Job ID: 307475
•A cover letter
•Names and complete contact information for three references
•A research experience statement
Arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:
jjmurphy at physics.umn.edu
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
115 Union Street SE
Minneapolis MN 55455
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